Cliff Retreat Section Spread

By Alex Hogrefe
January 24, 2015

Cliff Retreat Moments: Part 1

By Alex Hogrefe
Dec. 13, 2015

Cliff Landscape Study

By Alex Hogrefe
Nov 24, 2015

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Cliff Retreat Section Spread

For the past few weeks, I have been producing section illustrations of my cliff retreat design. As is often the case, the final result took a complete detour from what I originally set out to produce. I began the spreads rendering out two large detail perspectives...

Cliff Retreat Moments: Part 2: Material ID and Masks

  In part one, I discussed some quick study vignettes of the cliff retreat design. For part two, I want to go into more depth about how I used a Material ID render channel to speed up my material selections and generate these illustrations in a relatively short...

Cliff Retreat Moments: Part 1

      The cliff retreat has been a fun project to design and I find myself constantly jumping back and forth between the macro and micro scales of the design. For the micro scale, the lack of detail in the model can make it difficult to visualize some...

Cliff Landscape Study

A big part of this design is how the landscape slips under and around the structure. As a way for me to understand the relationship between the landscape and architecture, I put together a few diagrams. The success of this image relies heavily on the textures. The...

The Big Picture: Beginners Guide

I have a lot of content on this site and when I redesigned it in 2014, I made an attempt to organize the info so that everything was easy to find. However, I understand that people just starting out may still find this site difficult to navigate and not know where to...

Cliff Retreat Massing

As I move into the next design, I am thinking about several different site locations. For the past several projects, I have been working with scenes that contained a lot of context architecture or that were set in urban environments. For this next project, I am...

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