Luxury apartment with a panoramic view of the city of Philadelphia. The apartment overlooks the iconic towers of Philadelphia, PA, USA. The Virtual Experiences team at Designblendz had to request drone photography from the exact location where the tower will be constructed. The team also worked with internal Interior Designer to stage the scenes with furniture, materials, and decors. This project was completed using GPU-based rendering engine, Octane Renderer.
The design attempts to make the pond and residence a single entity in which the owners can enjoy and connect with the wild creatures that come to the water on both regular and varied schedules. To this end, the building of Douglas Fir and Cor-ten steel was placed as a bridge across the north end of the pond. The pond itself was enlarged and loosely ordered to integrate with the structure of the residence.
The site plan was choreographed so that visitors park their vehicles 150 feet away. They then walk through the forest to a bridge crossing a small section of the pond, and on to the main entry. The broad vista of the pond offers a compressive release upon opening the front door. It is the hope that this experience will be memorable to the visitor.
Concept design for a house on the east coast of South Africa, designed by Bomax Architects.
After the design of the project was completed, I was asked to make a quick render for the client. I was playing with different camera angles and I stumbled into this one. I wasn’t really involved in the design of the project, my work mates and project manager were the one in charge.
I usually don’t like (or make) rainy renderings, but with this project we explored a number of options for making the scene feel more like “Portland”. And, the weather during the last few weeks has provided plenty of inspiration. 😀 🌧
“Home” was the word that used to be very personal and depicted emotions of that varied person to person. With modern times came modern trends – such as renting out private spaces for the sake of earning more money – that have taken away the beauty of such emotions and private spaces leaving behind empty and silent spaces which might be filled with people but lack the emotional integrity and richness. The visual depicts the transformation of a “home” into a “house”.