I have started a new project that I am calling the Desert Trench House. I have yet to illustrate a project on this website that is located in an arid environment and am excited to get going on this. The structure sits mostly recessed underground with large shade overhangs projecting above . Unlike the Philly Bridge Project, the context of the Trench House is minimal meaning less time will be spent illustrating surrounding buildings and more time refining lighting and atmosphere. For now, here are some quick vignettes of the design in its current state.
Above, some form studies. The final design shown as #12.
I’ve had a question on your work for a while now: are these designs you do based on “real” [i.e. a client exists] projects or are these mental exercises you’re doing for your own improvement/enjoyment? If the latter what’s your process for picking something to attack?
Great question, I was wondering this myself.
I have been wondering that myself.
@All, these projects are not for clients but are purely fiction/fun. I choose the locations and types based on situations that sound interesting or that I have not practiced before. For example, urban environments, rural settings, cliffs, forest, and in this case, desert environments.
Is there a specific site/reference you use to choose your colour palettes?
@RJ, Not really. I just test out several/many color combos untill something works. I do have a large library of images that I will thumb through sometimes for a jumping off point .
Wich programs do you use to make your models? (appart from sketchup). I want to learn how make more organic shapes, what do you recomend?
Really love this design. It’d be super cool in reality, and probably quite energy efficient! Its definitely worth pursuing to completion. Thanks for sharing the initial mock-ups!
I’m in love with this.
Hey, Alex. I have a question. How did you study when it comes to the design process?
Alex I have been working on some different concept ideas what do you suggest for a jumping off point.
I Believe in This. Well done for articles.
nice idea to have a home in a desert
Really loved it , totally unexpected nice bro!!!!