The architecture site archdaily.com ran a contest asking readers for their best architectural renders. These are drawings created using rendering software like 3ds Max, Digital Fusion, VRay, even Photoshop. Here’s an example:
Remember, this is a render. No photographic elements were used here. The shadows, highlights, everything in the picture is artificial. Lovely stuff.
Terrific bit of chair craft. Anyone know where I can get one of these? I love the flexibility of the design. Seems to me, this concept could be spread to other product areas. For example, imagine a dining room table that you could extend, laying leaves on top as you need them. You could even create a table with a 90-degree bend in the middle.
The 17,000 square foot cave house was built by the Sleeper family outside St. Louis. Perhaps the most famous thing about this house was the fact that at one point, the house faced foreclosure and was put up for bid on eBay for $300,000. Fortunately, the Sleepers were able to find a solution to their financial problems and keep their home.
I absolutely loved scrolling through the bridge pictures on this page. Note that this is a three part series, so be sure to check out the follow-on pages as well. Here’s a cool sample:
To be clear, the image above is an artists concept, but still, that’s one majestic bridge. And the bridge was actually built! Don’t have a picture of the actual bridge. Gonna go look for one.
The engineering involved here is fascinating to me. A central column with cables attached near the top. Interesting. If you look through some of the later pictures, you’ll find a number of bridges that use this same technique. Cool.