Architecture / student house

here comes another house (well actually it is many small apartments for students). Also designed/rendered with blender.

rendered with yafray:
http://img400.imageshack.us/img400/6066/yafraya227ke.th.png

http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/3176/ads15kp.th.png

http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/5358/ab45sl.th.png

http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/5837/ab34fr.th.png

http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/7738/ab21zf.th.png

http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/7244/ab19bg.th.png

PS: I know it needs more work in texturing, currently all texures are procedurals, but keep in mind that I am using blender mostly as a design tool for architecture.

good job, cool design, too.
two things:

  • watch out for that double shadow. last time i checked there was only one sun in the sky :slight_smile:
  • now that youve gotten this far, try rendering it with Yafray Full GI and putting some environment around it or comping it with a photo. itd be nice to see some context.
    im an architecture student myself.

tom

  • now that youve gotten this far, try rendering it with Yafray Full GI and putting some environment around it or comping it with a photo. itd be nice to see some context.

im an architecture student myself.

tom[/quote]

In an architectural office you don’t really have time for trying every trick in the book.:slight_smile:
I will try rendering with yafray and full GI but I need to have some time on my hands , and also a client that can appreciate the extra effort!
these renderings where compiled for getting a building permit /community council approval!

glad to hear there are other architects around here.
It would be nice to have a discussion aroun blender and architecture!
do you use blender only for modelling an already completed project /idea or also for designing the project itself ?

renders are cool - i like the first one, rendered in blender - but this 3’rd shadows looks ugly, make them more blended…

NOW - architecture:

  1. this small front window (front i mean elevation from the street) under this two big windows - it’s no good - i don’t like the connection of window and this detail thing (i don’t know english word for this “dark brown” part above small window). I think there should be some wall above the window - it would look better.

  2. this two windows on first floor near the entrance - why making whole so big and window so small - and this parapet - ugly thing. I would made this windows big like the two in front. Of course maybe there is a room that can’t have so big windows - so i would made them small but without the division.

Yeah - that’s all from me
For now - KEEP it going (this project) - because i thnik it’s not finished yet.

:smiley:

It would look better, but it would be a bitch to built!another thing you have to take into account is that this design of the building is based upon traditional greek ,mediteranean and arabian architecture. So that element , the “extrusion” with windows is part of a hayat house.

Same thing here. The analogies of the windows and openings are close to traditional architecture of the region (greece).Look , on real architecture there are other reasons for having some element out or in order and proportions. If you observe more closelly , the inward extrusion on the wall is there to make it look loke a full window opening like the rest on the otther wall. Also behind them is the kitchen, so you can’t have full height windows behind the surface of the kitchen!

I don’t think so. It is finished by all means, and soon we will start construction on the project. (we are at the final stages for building permit.)

:slight_smile: