Vertical Monastery

This project set out to develop an urban monastic prototype, transforming the traditional horizontal typology into a new form characterized by an urban location as well as vertical formal and organizational strategies.

This image was rendered with Vray for Rhino, various free models I downloaded, and PG skies. This workflow of Vray for Rhino is not one that you see much on forums these days, but as an architecture student working on renders for myself, it is the easiest way to make images (a similar workflow would be rendering with Vray in sketch-up).

I prefer workflows like this (with as few steps / programs as possible) so that we students and architects can use these images as design tools instead of just finished presentation material.

San Pancho

Deep in the Mexican jungle, but a stones-throw from the beach, the client discovered this overgrown site fit for his dream vacation home. Assembly Design was tasked with designing and visualizing the residence, utilizing 3ds Max, Forest Pack Pro, and Rhino as our primary tools. Modified Laubwerk trees and a heavy dose of post-production brought this villa to life!

Stadium SC Freiburg

The jury decision on this two-phase competition was not exactly what we had hoped for – especially since we really liked design and collaboration on this rock’n’roll project. The project was done in Rhino/ Maxwell/ PS. No soccer players and only a few visualizers were harmed during the process… 🙂


A theatrical approach for presenting KPF London designed commercial building. Highlighting the core qualities of the brand of this building.