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If you want to visualise a building or architecture “off-plan”, or illustrate to your clients or customers your concept, then CGI architectural visualisations, some times know as arch vis, are perfect. Taking drawings, sketches and any other information or references, I can turn them into visualisations to market, propose or approve a building.
There are several types of architectural visualisations, the most common of which is generally exterior images. The current trend is towards the photo-realistic images, but conceptual or sketch-like images can also be achieved.
The second most common type is interior visualisations, where the images show the proposed interior spaces. Generally the image will show an entire room or space to give your customers a real feel of how the final building’s interior will look. Interior CGIs can also be used to show how an existing space could be re-fitted and re-configured. The Office Re-fit Project is a prime example of this.
Other architectural visualisation types include photo-montages, sectional, and aerial views. Photo-montage images mix traditional photography with 3D buildings or structures. Photo-montage images are ideal to visualise a building in its proposed environment. A good example of a photo-montage visualisation is the Care-home Project, with the purpose of seeing the impact of the building on the surroundings.
Sectional architectural visualisations show the building as if it has been sliced open, or part of it has been removed. A floor plan can be visualised in 3D by removing the upper floors to give customers a better image of the proposed layout, compared to traditional CAD drawings. Sectional images can also be used to show the interior space on several levels. The Mews Development Project used a sectional image to illustrate the floor levels and interior space, which might not have been clear through drawings.
Aerial visualisations are very similar to exterior visualisations, in that they show architecture, but with aerial shots the emphasis often will be on the landscaping and overall view of the development and its layout. The Olympic Park Project is a great example of an aerial shot, combined with photo-montage techniques.
Architectural visualisations have many uses which are commonly used to market developments, aid in planning permission approval, raise interest and investors and much more.