I’ve long had a soft spot for South-American architecture (if that means anything), especially for the work of Chilean architect Mathias Klotz.
This series of images show 3d renders of his 2003 Ponce House, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Software used: 3ds Max 2010, VrayScatter, and Vray 1.5 sp4a. I tried to stay faithful to the original but had to take some liberties owing to the lack of reference material for some aspects of the house. Ironically, I came across a very nice set of references shortly after finishing the project and realised I had been wrong in some places.
Like all non-commercial projects of mine, this one took me quite a while to finish, working only in my spare time. The final images (about 3,000 pixel wide) took about a week in total to render because of the high poly count, high-ish resolution and settings. Individual render times ranged from 5 to 12 hours on eight cores. There’s a tiny bit of post-prod but less than I would normally use.
The assets are all mine except the Macbook (free Turbosquid model) and the B&B garden furniture, which was downloaded from the company’s site (I originally wanted to model these, but the manufacturer’s 3d files were so good I didn’t see the point), and some of the bigger trees.
The images below are just a short selection. Click on them for the full series.