Contained within this page are samples from Click3D’s architectural visualisation portfolio, encompassing commercial, residential and public architecture, property development, interior design and urban masterplanning. Please feel free to click on an image to launch a slide show and view our work in its full-size glory, plus read about some of the processes involved in successful 3d architectural visualisation projects. Click3D uses the very latest hardware, software and techniques to create the visuals you see here simply because nothing but the very best and most up-to-date will do for our clients.
Of course, this is but a taster of the images we can and have created for our clients. Should you have a specific style of illustration in mind that is not present here please do not hesitate to contact us with your requirements as we’d be only too happy to help you achieve the rendering you want and deliver the service you need.
Interior Visualisation of Public House
This interior visualisation was commissioned to illustrate the quality of interior design principles applied to a proposed public house within a very sensitive site, namely a Grade-II listed building.
This was an interesting project owing to the site and also the high level of detail required in order to make the final rendered image a realistic indicator of the treatments proposed.
A number of carved stone elements were present within the site and it was these which offered a not insignificant challenge as representations of them had to be built from photographic references. Similarly, the roof structure required the correlation of more photographs, both new and old, and also the original paper drawings in order to achieve the appropriate proportions as well as layout.
Once the skeleton of the building had been resolved, it was necessary to populate the scene with appropriate furniture which would be major drivers in setting the feel of the final visual and also to build a model of the bar, this requiring an enormous amount of VRay Proxy models of bottles and suchlike.
A rendering which takes a conceptual approach to illustrate space and spatial interaction within a rail station, achieved by ‘exploding’ the building into individual elements, giving the image a 3D model effect.
This was a different project to many architectural visualisation tasks in the sense that it dealt with spatial interaction and became part of the design process instead of simply being a slick visual. A key part to this project was the desire to take it away from the slick visual feeling and make it stand out for what it was, a demonstration of spatial interaction. This was achieved by setting the building on a white plane and slicing through the numerous elements at different positions in order to create the sectional style you see. A mixture of realistic and stylistic materials were added to give clear differentiation between elements and to increase or reduce the impact as necessary. Separating the elements vertically was another method used to create the feeling of observing a model fitting together.
Amenity Area Above Street Level
This 3D image depicts an amenity area above street level for a conversion project. The rendering was a key element of the marketing material and had to sell the concepts of quality and lifestyle.
A visual for marketing material showing the interior of a bank which was to be converted into flats, this image illustrating a living room and so the space, quality and lifestyle to potential buyers. One image from a set of three (See also the “Kitchen Render” post).
As with all marketing material, it was critical to create a rendering that offered not only a sense of space but one of quality and aspiration in order to make prospective purchasers want to be part of the development. As this was an existing building, additional challenges lay within this project by way of the interior layout having to remain largely unchanged, meaning that quirks and challenging layouts had to be assessed, reviewed and resolved in order to achieve another successful architectural visualisation project.
A rendering of a summer getaway, somewhere outside Barcelona. The image seeks to depict serenity and peace and the possibility of escape from the day-to-day world.
This visualisation project took some loose sketches of a building similar to that illustrated and worked with the feeling they offered to create a site. With a strong rectilinear form, it was felt that reflecting this in the surrounding area would offer the best solution. Also, with a change of level in the dwelling itself, this brought about interesting challenges and considerations with regard to resolving the site in a similar way, the main consideration being whether to try and mirror this or to simplify and have distinct start- and end-points. After due consideration it was felt that making it possible to move around the site without interruption was by far the better option; this offered challenges in the achievement of such a requirement but also a distinct benefit in terms of “layers” being added to the scene by way of the the number of horizontal planes between one level and another.
This rendering depicts a kitchen with the image’s intention being to illustrate the quality of fixture and fitting and sell the idea of a particular lifestyle.
As it was to form part of a property marketing exercise, it was necessary to create an image that offered both an aspirational feeling yet achievable at the same time, effectively illustrating a high degree of quality of finish but not at the expense of portraying something intangible or beyond the prospective buyer’s means.
KASC Administration Building
A visualisation for a proposed administration building in Saudi Arabia. Every single panel, inspired by the Voronoi pattern, was modelled in 3D to achieve the necessary realistic effect.
This rendering was part of a suite of images required for the abortive KASC project, with the brief and design evolving over time. As opposed to the traditional architectural visualisation project which has all elements in place at the beginning, this was driven by an ongoing design process and the drip-feed of data which necessitated a constant dialogue between visualiser and design team.
Illustrated here is a rendering of one element of a proposed garage conversion; depicting the transformation from attic space to bedroom and guest room/office was an essential part of the visualisation process for this project. This image was one of three created which were required to illustrate the re-imagining of the former storage area into a new home.
Portfolio update: Hedgegrove Farm
It’s been a little while since Click3D’s portfolio was updated, what with the new website being rolled out and other exciting things happening, so this welcome addition is arguably overdue.
The image added today depicts a luxury house set in the Hertfordshire countryside and was used as part of a marketing campaign for a high-end residential developer. The project itself was a good one to be involved with – certainly the most expensive single property worked on since Click3D was born – and offered the opportunity not only to investigate alternative and more potentially efficient modelling techniques but also challenges such as achieving realistic-looking grass when standard procedures failed to create the desired effect; not to mention creating a “hero” shot which truly sold the property in all its glory.
Modelling from photographs
It’s been a little while (well, only just over a week but Click3D misses you all), so it’s time for another portfolio update. This time we feature a dwelling modelled entirely from reference photographs. The images are based on a property in the Puglia region of Italy and is surrounded by lush, fertile countryside with the sea nearby also. Above and beyond its geographical location, it was important to try and demonstrate the uniqueness and rustication of the property by way of its aesthetic imperfections.
There will be times that the architectural visualisation professional or studio comes across such a project but in many instances perhaps not as extreme as this project proved to be – for example, some manner of sketch or drawn detail may supplement the pictorial information – however, this piece relied wholly on photographs and, quite often a trawl through the memory banks as well. Whilst modelling accuracy is a key point for any visualiser, such scant reliable information means that a solid mathmatical knowledge is required too, on the basis that if it is possible to determine the size of one element then the dimensions of others can be derived from it. In short, this means that lots of scraps of paper with times tables scribbled upon them litter the desk and studio as the visualiser sets forth on a unique and challenging task.
Additionally, beyond the main view of the building the opportunity to work with detail shots, something which isn’t all that common on a day-to-day basis simply because they rarely represent a cost-effective means to an end for a client, became apparent and this resulted in two additional images being created, both featuring experiments into faking depth of field blurring which arguably add a richness to the finished composition.
Anyway, enough waffle! Enjoy the images (first time trying to link multiple images though, so let’s hope that it works, eh?!) and best wishes until the next time.
Update 23/9: Looks like the multiple images didn’t work, ho hum…