yellow, ypoissant: i respect your opinions, but i think where (most) of those renderings succeed is in the way the images are composed in photographic terms, not just CG terms, if i can make such a statement. the artists responsible are approaching the image like an architectural photographer would, which is seen by the balancing of daylight with artificial light and the subsequent color composition created by their interplay, and simply the way the shots are framed and composed, using the geometry of the architecture as graphic devices in the final image. i think the photographic qualities and attention to that kind of detail gives many of these images the narrative that arch. viz, or any visual piece of art, should aspire to. in certain ways they are surreal in the sense that well executed photographs can be surreal, not in the sense that poorly executed CG renderings are surreal, follow?
i dont think they are just ‘snapshots’ of mundane buildings at all; i could definitely see how those spaces could be represented much worse than that. most of those renderings are not your average ‘sun and sky’ light set up. i agree there is a shitload of work out there that just takes a box of a space and fills it with furniture, fires up Vray and calls it finished, but those 20 renderings are definitely not in that category. of those 20, i could only count a handful that MAY come close to your ‘furniture-in-a-sunny-box’ renderings, the rest of the spaces and models are pretty stunning IMO.
for the record, Alex Roman and Viktor Fretyan are NOT the designers of those spaces. two of the buildings are by Tadao Ando and Louis Kahn, not sure about the others though i think it says, though theres that Mies house and Hadid at the end.
what im saying is youre trivializing some pretty solid work. composing with light and space is no simple task that you can just plug into a renderer, it takes dedication and a good eye. or maybe its just cuz i have a soft spot for purdy pitchahs and architecture…
by the way, the architecture of Batman is actually Chicago, if im not mistaken. hence all the Mies buildings.
otto: many of them are, in fact, real places. except the last one is a Hadid building that is in the works. aaaand i duno about some of the ones in the middle.
MichaelW: im feelin that last line for sure and it could be extended to architects who lately care only about the ‘greenness’ of a building rather than the actual spatial qualities. having a sustainable building is like having a structurally sound building: it should kind of be a default requirement, no? anyways, ill stop before i get riled up about that, those trendy motherf…
awesome images though, ill have to check out more of Gandy’s work. those damn romantics. thanks for sharing!
alright, enough out of me. great images, redbyte! dont hesitate to share more if you find em!