These two images appeared over at WAN on Nov. 16th in an article entitled “Masterplanning Mumbai“, detailing a masterplan project for?Bombay Boulevard, Mumbai, that was recently awarded to BDP.
Now, I’m not looking to discuss the project itself really. Rather, I’d like to know what people think about the two different rendering styles employed by the firm for this one proposal. After the comments received regarding the stunning Farnsworth House images created by Peter Guthrie [which can be seen here], I’m curious to know how people feel about these renderings – neither of which photorealism [obviously].
Also, what do people think about these digital models that look like physical models? By which I mean images that make no attempt at looking like photorealistic representations of the final product – but which instead look like simple scale models of a project.
Furthermore, if you can produce something as rich, dynamic, and detailed as the sketch above, is something in the style of the rendering below necessary?
I’m not normally one to get all geeked over some photorealistic architectural renderings [as many readers probably know at this point]. That’s mostly because I question their value in design, when compared to the effort/time/cost involved in producing them. But, when I see something like the work of Peter Guthrie I’m still taken aback by how incredibly real these renderings can be. I came across his work over at our ninja the Architectural Scholar’s site earlier this week.
Created during his free-time, these renderings of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House were generated from VRAY and a SketchUp model.
I’ll say that again – A SKETCHUP MODEL. Ridiculous.