Today’s inspiration comes thanks to Ján Morek, following his Best of Week 18/2017 recreation of the Oak Pass House. Located in Beverly Hills, United States and designed by Walker Workshop, The Oak Pass main house sits on the top of a 3.5 acre ridge site with panoramic canyon views. There are over 130 protected Oak trees on the property which serves as a great reference for architecture being enveloped by GREEN!
The year 2007 ended with Alex Roman showcasing his ‘Forest Refuge’ house renders, and since then we have been overloaded with these types of renders. Some good, some bad and some truly remarkable. It got to a point were a debate started about “who would ever build a house like that in a forest” and a general feel of boredom from it started to emerged… well, I know these houses are being built and reality surpasses any render I’ve seen in the form of the Shell house by ARTechnic architects. It is probably the best example for it that I’ve seen to date! And guess what? someone just recreated it in 3d too!
As previously stated, I love just about any project Marcio Kogan turns out and Paraty House is no exception… I even think that this house is his best so far. The combination of an amazing site, secluded inside a Brazilian island cove accessed by boat only, and great architectural interpretation of simple boxes, makes one of the more compelling houses I’ve seen to date.
Toni created the House K images, that were posted on the forums not long ago, as part of his final project during his studies at FX ANIMATION school in Barcelona, Spain. Toni selected a great house design by 3LHD Architects, Architects that were previously visited by Javier Pintor in his Bathroom at House N tutorial. Follow along as Toni describes his process in making his renders using AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, VRay, Photoshop and the Magic Bullet Photo Looks plugin.
Trobus posted a nice trio of house renders at the forums finished work section. Although you can’t really see a complete house, the scene has a great feel to it, surrounded by the forest with a nice pool on the concrete deck.
It is amazing how architects keep reusing the dual box on box basic idea and yet make something unique with style of its own. Gatica House by Felipe Assadi and Francisca Pulido is a great example for that. This set of photos is a great reference for materials such as grass, pebbles, dark stone, concrete & wood. Not sure I like the dark interiors so much but the site and dusk photos are great.