I read an article a few days ago talking about visulisation styles that architects use. I was quite interested in this. Unfortunately the article itself wasn’t exactly what i was expecting, however, it did make me think about the visuals i have produced over the years.
I used to have a certain way that i created visuals. They were sketch renders with a lot of collage work and desaturated colours. I saw architectural visuals as trying to convey an atmosphere and the ‘photo – real ‘ stuff as lacking a certain soul.
Lately i have been creating work that has a more realistic feel. I believe this is due to putting a lot more thought and working through the design in a lot more detail. I guess its always nice for people to read different things from an image, in which case the more abstract ones could be seen as more successful.
Recently i see a beauty in the honesty of a visual. Its a snapshot which would look different depending on the weather and also the time of day. I guess each image needs to have a purpose and therefore if the image gets the viewer to understand this purpose then the image is successful.
Grey Coat Hospital School, Westminster 2009
Westminster City Boys School, Westminster 2009
Li Ka Shing, Cambridge 2007
North Tees General Hospital, 2009
King Faisal Hospital for Children, 2013
Terrace Building, Sweden 2014
Modular House, 2014
Butterfly Square, Sweden 2014