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Sweet Chewy Art

In order to appreciate good art I usually take into consideration a lot of things. It must be creative, unique, detailed and it must be something that not everyone could easily follow. The subjects for this inspiring sculptures astounded me very much not because it is created by someone who is a master of art but because it is truly unique in every way. The material used for this sculptures can be bought from the supermarket or even from the street vendors. What made these sculptures unique is the pain staking method the sculptor went through to achieve very detailed models of object, animals or bust from a very unstable material. This porcupine sculpture is one of the few models which really amazed me. I could not imagine myself attaching every single one of those spine to the whole model. I simply don't have the patience to do this and I also have very shaky hand. (thanks to my addiction to coffee) This sculpture of a bear is even more intricate then the previous one. It mus

House HFMA08 - Interior Design

House HFMA08 was a commission to design a renovation for a dilapidated house. The house was in such bad condition. The structural engineer said the client would be better off building a new house. Despite the problems of the house, I believed there was still a way to restore it to its former glory. The challenge for this project was to rearrange the spaces to fit the needs of the new owners. I had to change the functions in some areas to meet the desired results. Some partitions had to be moved to improve the sizes of the rooms.

The Ice Hotels - A Cool way to Spend your Vacation

When we are talking about unique and innovative designs. The first thing that comes to mind are structures designed by prominent architects. Architects such as Frank Ghery, Zaha Hadid, Thom Mayne, or Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Their cutting edge designs represent what architecture has achieved in this period. Structures like the Guggenheim museum at Bilbao or the bird's nest stadium. Structures that are exceptional achievements of both design and engineering standards.    Technology has been advancing that a lot of daring and bold designs are popping up all around the world. That's why I was amazed when I first saw the Ice Hotel back in college. Such hotel masterpieces are made of snow and ice, or a combination of the two that they call snice.   Most hotels are usually built to accommodate the growing number of tourists in a place. Ice hotels are built to attract and accommodate visitors at the same time. Reservations have already been made before the building of an i

Amazing Vertical Gardens Designed by Patrick Blanc

Going green has inspired me a lot lately. It made me rethink my approach to architecture. I have seen a lot of stunning eco-friendly designs that convinced me that going green is the next step in achieving an efficient and modern building. The designs were exceptional and sustainability was at the core of its design.  What caught my attention on the green design was a building I found with its plant-covered walls. The wall garden wash designed by  Patrick Blanc.  Patrick Blanc is a botanist who invented the new concept of vertical gardens.  I appreciate the value of how his design enhances the environment. I admire his pioneering approach to integrating plants into building structures. His works have become the focal point of the building. Aside from its aesthetic appeal, the vertical gardens have a functional purpose. Vertical gardens are beneficial to the users and their surrounding environment. It helps lessens both air and noise pollution. The plants on the wall reduce heat in the

Commercial Building SCBS08 - Proposed Restaurant and Internet Cafe

This is a design proposal for a restaurant for my uncle and cousin. They are planning to begin construction within this year. This is the second proposal for this project because there were a lot of changes to the required spaces. Construction will be in three phases and will depend on the viability of the expansion.  

Office Interior Animation

A few months ago, I was commissioned to design the interior of this office. In fact, this is the office of the company where I am currently working. Unfortunately, there have been some problems with some of the papers and permits that the project is still pending. I've had some minor design issues for this interior since it's a renovation and I'm limited to the existing layout of the building. I also had to think about some ways to adjust my design to the existing partition that the owner prefers to preserve. So far, I haven't finished the entire design because of the project setbacks, but I've been able to make a walk through the animation for the areas I've already had designed.

The Jubilee Church By Arch't Richard Meier

Back when I was still a student in architecture. I was always inclined to innovative designs that represent the architecture today. I appreciated these designs at an early stage in my studies. I was always searching for unique design solutions for different building types. Image Source:  https://www.richardmeier.com/ One structure I stumbled upon during my research inspired me to think outside the box. It gave me a new perspective on the design if you won't restrict yourself with the norms. The Jubilee Church is a masterpiece designed by  Architect Richard Meier.  This church had a unique design that didn't have any resemblance to any normal church. It veered away from the traditional church designs.  It managed to arrive at a magnificent design that was beautiful and functional. The design reflected the core beliefs of the church. The beautiful use of natural lights enhanced the ambiance of the interior. The harmony of the elements is what made this church a masterpiece. Below

3D Paper Models and Crafts

I've visited this blog, which features some pretty neat 3d paper models. There are some paper models that look so realistic that they really don't look like paper. The blog has a wide variety of models from simple to super intricate I bet it took a lot of time to do it. I admire the patience of these people. Making those paper models takes a lot of dedication, and patience to finish those models. Here's one of my favorite paper models from his blog. Ecto-1 For more photos and projects on 3D paper models visit his blog at papermodeluniverse.blogspot.com

Art from Scrap Metal

While I was browsing some of the photos of artworks, I stumbled across a unique website. The site had some very interesting works of art. The owner of the website uses scrap metal to make sculptures of popular characters. I know there's nothing new about recycled art, but the level of detail is what struck me about his work Alien Xenomorph Jango Fett I could not believe my eyes to the intricacy of the models. Having seen these, it gave me a whole new outlook on how to turn garbage into something beautiful. I never thought a bunch of bolts, screws, and wires would look so cool. In the hands of a creative and imaginative person, trash can be transformed into a work of art. I posted some of the works that I love. Predator Optimus Prime Just visit  www.artfromsteel.com  for a complete catalog of their work.

Famous Architects Official Website

As a new architect, I am eager to learn and understand different styles of architecture. I want to learn from the experts and the most successful architects in the world. I get design inspirations from these architects. The designs range from the simple sleek and stylish to unorthodox extravagant designs.

House ZME08 - Minimalist House

I've always wanted to design my own house, even back when I was still an architecture student. I've always wanted to design a house that's perfect for me. ZME always told me that she has already visualized her dream house. She told me that she was more of a minimalist and that she wanted some plants or a garden inside her house.

Sites that Offer Free 3D Models

If you've been looking for 3D models of cars and trees for your exterior architectural design. Furniture and interior design appliances. Below are sites with a wide range of free 3d models to choose from. http://archive3d.net/ - A large 3D model archive. Models are categorized by type and brand. http://www.archibase.net/ - A large archive of 3D models. The models are classified by style and brand. http://www.3dxtras.com - Limited to 15 downloads per member http://www.fritzhansen.com/chairs - A furniture company offering 3d versions of their products free of charge http://www.creative-3d.net/free3D.cfm http://modelsbank.3dm3.com/ http://gfx-3d-model.blogspot.com/ - I've been to his blog, and I've seen a lot of high-quality templates on this site. I really like his collections of cars and architecture.

Grass Tutorial Using Vray Fur for 3Dmax

You should have VRay plug-in installed to use this tutorial. 1. First thing you should do is make a plane about 4m x 4m for your vray fur 2. You then go to create menu>geometry>vray 3. the vray submenu will then appear. 4. click VRayFur and you should see something like this 5. adjust the values of the highlighted portions accordingly 6. Hit render. You should see a result like this. 7. Apply some grass materials to the VRay Fur and plane 8. Hit render. There you have it a grass using VRay Fur. Just some minor notes: 1. If ever you're using a larger plane for your grass add a 1-meter subdivision to your plane. 2. You cant use uvw maps on Vray fur.

Green Architecture

After watching the inconvenient truth on HBO, I realized how fragile our environment was. The decisions we are making right now have a major impact on the future of our environment. As an architect, I made a promise to myself that I would use my profession to do part and be part of the solution. A show from the National Geographic Channel, which featured environmentally friendly buildings, inspired me to incorporate green design into some of my projects.

3D House Sample

One of the goals I had, when I started working for Lazy Animation, was to make samples for our website. Samples boost website traffic and draw more clients. One of the samples I made was a residential building on a sloping lot. I created 3D models based on design concepts that I've sketched in my free time.

Office Interior HFC08 - CEDASI Office Interior

Location: Banilad, Mandaue City, Cebu Year: 2008 Floor Area: 222 sqm. Lot Area: 585 sqm. Cebu Denmark Animation Studio Inc. (CEDASI) was a danish outsourcing company that offered graphics, video, and web development services. The project was a conversion of a residential building into the company's main office. Floor Plan Located on the second floor of a three-story building, it has an area of 222 square meters. It has four rooms, two restrooms, and an open space with a high ceiling.