During the University of Tennessee's College of Architecture and Design summer session we work at the Knoxville Museum of Art for our final project. It was a four week project which was literally all over the place, in terms of conceptual versus realistic design. Recently I dug into the depths of my back room and finally photographed my model.
My main concept was to create a variety of space which allow for the user to gain a different experience. The ground level of the building was raised up and sunken in. I wanted the building to have a feeling that it was floating and that the outside transitioned directly into the inside. Also, I wanted to divided the two sides of the building with a main atrium that reached from the floor to the ceiling. On the front of the building you will see a glass walkway which traverses from one courtyard to the other.
Anyway, I thought I would take my best photo and try to render over it. I had a friend do this briefly with one of his models and though it a great idea. So, I gave it a try. The model picture is completely untouched. The rendered one obviously is.
Thanks for any comments or critiques. I really want to learn what works and what doesn't so share your thoughts.