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Archviz through Culture. I - Lotus Temple, India
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Archviz through Culture |  I - Lotus Temple, India



Archviz through Culture is a collection of five projects, where each chapter recreates and represents an architectural piece throught CGI, as a manifest to define Architectural visualization not only as a communicative tool, in this case, to connect Culture and Architecture, but also, by the pursuit of beauty in its expressions, to define it as an Art. 

The idea for this project was born from the desire to travel and discover the world, at a time in our lives when society needed us to be at home. And so, I ventured into this virtual journey where I proposed myself that from my computer, some internet connection and the architectural visualization (Archviz) tools I had at hand, it was possible to immerse, soak and recreate, in essence, different architecture styles and cultures around the world. ​​​​​​​

This project does not pretend to recreate with rigorous fidelity each of the pieces and places chosen. This project intends to capture the essence of the country, the people, the place, and the culture, and transfer it to the viewer in the form of static images created digitally through Archviz, elevating the architecture, and always looking for beauty and harmony in each of the compositions, colors and light chosen for each chapter of this collection.



I - Lotus Temple, India                                          


The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Baháʼí House of Worship that was built in December 1986. The Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other factor. The building is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad petals arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides, with nine doors opening onto a central hall with a height of 34 metres and a capacity of 2500 people. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles. A 2001 CNN report referred to it as the most visited building in the world.

To capture the essence of India, I wanted to highlight colours by creating a contrast between the pure architecture, a vibrant blue sunny sky, and the impressive variety of colour seen in the clothes of Indian people. 




Software: 3ds Max and Corona Renderer
3D Model from 3dwarehouse
Photos and references from https://www.flickr.com/


Every image below is a digital composition of real photography and 3D.





Moodboard and references



Clay Renders



It's been a joy to venture myself into this virtual trip and reproduce this exciting places around the world. I hope you find the images evocative.

Thank you for watching.



Archviz through Culture - Resume 

Chapter I - Lotus Temple, India // Released!
Chapter II - Djenné Mosque, Mali // Released on 11 / 07 / 2022
Chapter III - Copenhague Opera, Denmark // Released on 25 / 07 / 2022
Chapter IV - Church of the Savior on Blood, Russia // Released on 08 / 08 / 2022
Chapter V - Senso-ji Shrine, Japan // Released on 22 / 08 / 2022
Full Book Reveal // Unknown


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Archviz through Culture. I - Lotus Temple, India

Archviz through Culture is a collection of five projects, where each chapter recreates and represents an architectural piece throught CGI, as a m Read More
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