The Third & The Seventh / Alex Roman

We all remember how spectacular was ’s CG Shortfilm about Louis Kahn’s Phillips Exteter Academy Library. Now, you can see Roman’s latest animated video called “The Third & The Seventh”. The video was created with 3dsmax, Vray, After Effects, and Premiere. You can also enjoy the making of after the break.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "The Third & The Seventh / Alex Roman" 28 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • INawe

    I’ve seen this video already. I must say I am still so impressed of the amazing quality and attention to detail. Its crazy to think that it took him 4 years to complete this video by himself.

    • Brad

      It’s actually took him a year and a half

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  • mima

    masterpiece!!! chapeau!!!

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  • aufialwi

    sick video, seen his other vids…. very detailed rendering…
    and for sure hell consumes a lot of time and need super computer for it

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  • jiri k.

    Yes, very nice. I have seen this also already. It must have been a lot of work. I think, he must know wery good, how the details by Louis Kahn etc. look like. At most I like the surrealist part in the end.

  • Nicolas

    simply WOW.. as a photographer and architect myself i can only feel admiration to the wonderful attention to details and its artistic approach. Its beautiful.

  • Eric

    One simply amazing project by a one man show. The level of detail in this film is just absurd. Great project

  • stephne

    I watched this six times and each time I can’t help but admire not only his skill but his respect for my profession. Now everyone can see architecture through eyes of someone who appreciates all elements of architecture.

  • It’s amazing. I’m astonished.

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  • Joe Klein

    this is a Gattaca rip

    correct me if he was worked on the movie.
    i can give him credit for his exacting diligence to the cinematic genius of gattaca
    its good stuff but it is gattaca and hairy potter and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    but i imagine those directors sourced there imagery from even later inspirational achievements.

    we all build off the achievements of other men/women

  • pranali

    its truly serene

  • LLL


    but i don’t get it. the flow is too erratic.

  • Rob Chant

    The Third & The Seventh, simply amazing short video: #architecture

  • Tanweer Morshed

    I have recently come across The Third & The Seventh and I was just stunned after I’ve finished watching it. It’s really really breathtaking, mesmerizing, enchanting and last but not the least, spectacular. Since then, I’ve been watching this video very often and every time I find it astonishing. Impressive indeed…beyond expression in words!