Archviz through Culture | II - Djenné Mosque, Mali
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.
II - Djenné Mosque, Mali
The Great Mosque of Djenné is a large adobe building that is considered by many architects to be one of the greatest achievements of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style. The mosque is located in the city of Djenné, Mali, on the flood plain of the Bani River. The first mosque on the site was built around the 13th century, but the current structure dates from 1907. As well as being the centre of the community of Djenné, it is one of the most famous landmarks in Africa. Along with the "Old Towns of Djenné" it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
To capture the essence of Mali, I wanted to create this dusty environment, where the balance in the sandy tones among images seeks to, somehow, connect with a smooth color gradient the architecture, sky and people.
Software: 3ds Max and Corona Renderer
3D Model from 3dwarehouse
Photos and references from https://www.flickr.com/
Every image below is a composition of real photography and 3D.
Moodboard and references
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!
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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