Arrachay – CGI

Text description provided by the architects. Arrachay from Quichua language: Arrarray, very caliente (agua termal). Achachay, very frío (páramo andino). This project is auto-commissioned, the culmination of many years of dreams, encompassing local technology, environmental challenges, and small but flexible architecture. Designed during the pandemic, this project is based on the newly used term “workations”. Its purpose is to challenge new ways to work. Working remotely in an incredible natural setting.
Located in the Andean “paramo” of Ecuador near 4000 meters above sea level this project begins from past building experiences mainly in using wood. An earlier project exists on site where the team understood the hardships of building in these conditions. Extremely cold weather is enclosed in an atmosphere of clouds and trees, these are the chilling climate conditions (achachay). The refuge must retain maximum heat on the inside, outside it’s another story. Nearby thermal pools (arrarray) help you relish in this landscape of extremes.


Following the Parallel Worlds project led me to these new concepts, as I experimented with new visual approaches to stretch how much I can pull out from an imagined structure. Chapter 3 introduces some closer look and interaction between the design, surrounding landscape and people who temporarily occupy it. Sometimes I find myself being greedy as frankly speaking life is too short for not trying new things every chance you have. Hope you won’t regret following my “inconsistent” visual journey so far and somehow find these enjoyable! 😉

Parallel Worlds project Chapter 3
Design and Illustrated by Duy Phan

Roheline Park, office building commercial CGIs

Surrounded by greenery, greens as a key element of its interiors and green thinking toward energy systems of a building. Our goal for this architectural CG was to create marketing materials that communicate the green thinking of the project at a glance. Building that has several options for habitats to take a break from work: inside the building in an open space of the sunroom, on the rooftop and landscape around.


Abou Building

This building has a total area of ​​189 m^2 and is not very high (about 25 meters high).

Also, this building has a total of 5 floors on the ground floor, which, as shown in the renderings, are the ground floor.

According to the conversation with Mr. Takbiri about the design of this project: In designing this project, we tried to prevent duplication by creating very short distances between the floors as well as minor protrusions in some floors.

We also tried to avoid color variation by using simple materials.

For this reason, we used two types of materials:

White cement (predominant material)

Dark cement

Currently, this project is located in Tehran (Parkway neighborhood) and is under construction.

About Software

This building was first modeled (after the design process) in AutoCAD software (3D).

It was then handed over to me to simulate the environment and the scene.

I also tried to simulate the light as close as I could to reality before I started making the material.

Then I started making scenes, reflections, bricks and ….

About city

This building is located in Tehran (Iran) and Parkway neighborhood.

Tehran is the capital of Iran and Parkway neighborhood is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Tehran.

Anyway hope you like it and thanks for your attention


Architecture | A2M
Location | Porto, Portugal
Year | 11.2020
Soft | 3ds Max, Corona renderer, Adobe Photoshop CC

MUSEU AMBIENTE is a competitive project of the environmental museum in Vila Nova de Gaia. The actual site is the ruin of a ancient brick factory. The new facilities will be constructed around, in or next to these ruins; along patios and indoor gardens.

The architects decided to combine and connect the “old” and “new” through the roof structure, providing a dynamic connection of all parts.

The 3d visualization of the project was done for the architectural bureau A2M.

Enjoy the view!

Cafe Nikari

Warm and light tones, large windows, worn out floor and great seating.
Furniture is by Nikari and location was inspired by Helsinki.

360° version here: