3 Seasons

Wanted to create an large area with as much 3D elements as possible using Forest Pack and 3D scanned objects. I also wanted to explore how depth changes in different lighting and weather setups.

At the end I painted some more elements and depth to finish it off.

Tower of the Sun

We’re happy to share with you a unique project we, as a consortium of fundamental architects and omega render, did for the largest developer in Kazakhstan. Project has been done as a part of the Invited Closed Competition with 3 other parties.

Please find below brief description of the project and key information:

Project name: Tower of the Sun
Project year: 2019
Project location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Client: BI Group
Status: Invited competition
Consortium: fundamental architects + omega render

Brief description of project:
Towers of the Sun – is a 75.000m2 mixed-use high-rise building in the heart of Astana, Kazakhstan. Reaching the height of 121m over the river Ishim, the building is set to become a new home for residential, office, hotel and commercial functions, as well as an important infrastructural hub.

On the ground level building connects two important parks over the river Ishim via a publicly accessible pedestrian and bicycle bridge. Two-storey high shopping mall is positioned above it. Two monumental triangular shaped lobbies on either side of the circular opening’s base are the main entry points for the luxury residential and multi-functional wings of the tower. On the rooftop a publicly accessible terrace offers unique views over the capital’s skyline.

The ideas and symbolism of Kazakh culture and traditions are deeply intertwined in the concept of the project on every level, starting from the circular opening in the centre of the building symbolizing the Sun, Peace and Unity – a symbol of core importance in Kazakh culture, to the triangular elements in the structure and interiors, which represent a powerful personal mascot that can be usually found in the traditional jewelry and clothing.

The project celebrates near net-zero energy requirements by using the power of water stream in the river underneath. It doesn’t require a typical dam for creation of hydroelectric power, but introduces a narrower river cross section under the building to increase the stream speed and its power. Heat pump and smart building orientation which avoids overheating of the building from the south-western side during hot summer days maximizes the efficiency of the building.

It creates new user-friendly connections on the street level between key parts of the city and becomes a new anchor point for business, life and recreation, further improving the life in the City of Winds.

Contact details:
Vladimir Konovalov (fundamental architects):
[email protected]
www.fundamental.archi
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Artem Kupriianenko (omega render):
[email protected]
www.omegarender.com
Kharkov, Ukraine

Download high-resolution images here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v368mpib6xdrpk7/AAB_tYXb6Rmwc0YcHo4cnBtsa?dl=0

Gym, Mumbai

A gym is a place that allows you to stay fit in this modern monotonous life. Apart from the exercise zone, this gym also includes a yoga zone. With different flooring for different zones , proper lights and perfect ambiance this gym encourages people to stay fit.

Rose Seidler House

Hi, this is a personal project of the Rose Seidler House, located in Australia, a modernist iconic house designed by Harry Seidler. The house was built in 1948-1950, that’s why you will see an old phone and a typewriter machine.

I decided to recreate it full 3D, all the models are made by me, except vegetation and the wood chair which i took a pre-made model and modified it a little and textured it from scratch.

I had to unwrap almost everything so i could get the best out of materials and models, and for that reason i also used Substance Painter a lot.

Hope you like it.

Rose Seidler House

Hi, this is a personal project of the Rose Seidler House, located in Australia, a modernist iconic house designed by Harry Seidler. The house was built in 1948-1950, that’s why you will see an old phone and a typewriter machine.

I decided to recreate it full 3D, all the models are made by me, except vegetation and the wood chair which i took a pre-made model and modified it a little and textured it from scratch.

I had to unwrap almost everything so i could get the best out of materials and models, and for that reason i also used Substance Painter a lot.

Hope you like it.

The Last Flight

Talented architecture goes beyond a physical structure. Even goes beyond a physical world. The combination of materials, weight, light and form are greater than the sum of its parts. Plant the idea in this flower pot and it will lead you to the creation of tension and mystery. It is in this mystery through which our imagination is activated, enabling us to relate, contextualize and go beyond our physical experience. Without this ingredient, the created image is just a simple sum of the parts, no more than just an algorithm in which these parts are arranged. Each of us can recall how many countless hours were spent playing with LEGO. But as grown-ups, we hardly remember how in physical space our imagination would transform simple cubic structures into our fantasies. We must see architecture as a covenant to explore and stimulate the imagination through a visual language that can offer another spatial experience.