The last few weeks have been spent designing a new project that will allow me to experiment with some new rendering styles that I have in mind. The past few projects were located in a dense urban setting so I am switching things up and going rural. I decided on an idea that I have been thinking about for a while and the located in a town I grew up in. Deshler is a small village with a population of 1,800 people and sits directly on the intersection two major railways. People from around the country visit the town to watch trains and take in the history of the area.

This new design will be centered on the main street and serve as a way to directly connect the local restaurants and shops with the train viewing activities nearby. The pavilion program will include a hotel, museum, cafe, and several viewing platforms and bridges which will create unique perspectives for observing train traffic.

In terms of illustrations, I will be focusing more on landscape and interiors since I haven’t had a chance to get to either in the past few urban projects. For now, I have attached some simple clay model illustrations of the concept design. All images were rendered in V-Ray using a simple grey material override. Nothing too fancy. I’m excited to continue developing this design and revisit a town I have not been back to in a long time. Stay tuned.