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Project Model Renders

June 10, 2009 2 comments

Here are some renders of that project I was talking about in my last post. They’re drawn up on Archicad, and then rendered with Artlantis, both of which we get for free, as student licensed software, from the good people at Graphisoft..

It always annoys me when I drive past billboards outside new building developments and they’ve got crappy renders, with Photo shopped pictures of generic people and cars stuck on as an after thought with captions like “Artist’s Impression”, which should read “Scarred, Computer-illiterate Intern’s Impression”.. It just looks so bad! And its so easy to do a whole lot better looking stuff. Especially if its on a 2 meter high board facing the street..

Anyway..

Clubhouse

Unit

Veranda

Eating area

Living Area

There’s a couple more on my Flickr.. The link’s in the side panel..

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Design Project Pressure

June 10, 2009 1 comment

I presented my final design portfolio today at varsity..

Basically its a huge relief, because for the past couple months I’ve been averaging on 3 or 4 hours of sleep a day trying to get everything done, under huge pressure from my lecturers.. Some things have been pretty stressful.

The major problem, and the reason for the almost abusive treatment by my tutors, is that UKZN, along with a whole lot of other universities around the country are in serious danger of losing there accreditation. What this means is that, they would be able to provide a degree, but that degree wouldn’t be worth anything, since professional architects must not only be qualified, but they must also be accredited by the relevant authorities to practice.

This has created something of an uncomfortable (to put it lightly) atmosphere for the last six months or so, and put a lot of pressure on the staff to jack up the work.. Which puts ALL the pressure on us!

Well anyway.. The presentation didn’t go too well, but not I just need to try and forget about it, wait for my results to come out and pray HARD!

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