The Dover Court regeneration project will create 70 new homes for social rent and homes for sale on council-owned land as well as providing improved open spaces, estates paths, play areas and community facilities.
Glass Canvas collaborated with both Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects Architects and landscape designers Farrer Huxley Associates to create three images of the scheme. The project was shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards 2016.
The image above represents my personal work as part of GC studio. I also made a post-production tutorial which might appear online.
Sited in East London this residential development designed by BUJ Architects is one of the latest in the regeneration of Londons Docklands.
Although I contributed on all the other visuals as part of the Glass Canvas team, this particular image was my favourite so I took some time to mix the rendered elements, paint dirt, reflections and improve its atmospheric character. The people were 3D, so their realism is not astonishing.
This 3d art piece was inspired by one of Lebbeus Woods’ drawings, envisioning an organic earthquake-resistant megastructure built in San Francisco. For this I created a 3d model built of dismembered plane, submarine and building parts. I thought the structure would fit in a post-apocalyptic steampunk environment, so I tried to keep the rest of the elements in the image consistent with this concept. This is also the first artwork in which I used an extended golden rectangle for the composition.
The original drawing was published in Woods’ pamphlet, Radical Reconstruction, which can be found online (only the written part) at this link.
An ArchViz studio should have a distinct vision and a set of core values. What do these images that you produce mean to you? What do you aim to achieve by creating them? Is your desire to make art, be creative and express your inner self? Or is it to contribute to a better society and make a political statement? The profession is often criticised from a political and socio-economic point of view, so I thought I should dedicate an article to this antithesis – visualisasion as art vs. political statement.
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