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Renders vs. Reality, Comparing Recent Project's Original Vizualization to their Built Result

Renders vs. Reality, Comparing Recent Project's Original Vizualization to their Built Result

It is nearly impossible nowadays not to present accompanying renders when proposing a new project. No matter the method, software or style that is used, it is a valuable reference that bares more practical weight than one might think. Not only can it be one of the closest possible representations of the architect's vision, if approved, it can also become a promise to clients, investors, and the general public.

When it comes to works from renowned architects, the render becomes a critical reference to the project participants and to the expectant community. A lot of details can be developed and considered when creating the images. In most cases, special attention is brought to the lighting, materials, and context in order to make the most accurate representation possible.

Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects / MIR© Hufton+CrowCourtesy of Luxigon© Angela Weiss, Getty Images+ 43

Render precision is very important in the early design phases, since detailed and well-executed visuals can denote issues and allow designers, engineers, and builders to anticipate potential complications that would otherwise require project compromises. A quality render can become a tool to getting the desired result at completion.

Renowned architects and their teams share a range of examples of how meticulous consideration of visualizations can be key in achieving inspiring works of architecture.

BEEAH Headquarters / Zaha Hadid Architects

Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects / MIR
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects / MIR
© Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

Maggie’s Leeds Centre / Heatherwick Studio

Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio
Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio
© Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

House of Hungarian Music / Sou Fujimoto

© Varosliget Zrt.
© Varosliget Zrt.
Courtesy of Liget Budapest Project
Courtesy of Liget Budapest Project

Little Island Park / Heatherwick Studio + MNLA

Courtesy of Luxigon
Courtesy of Luxigon
© Timothy Schenck
© Timothy Schenck

YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten / MAD Architects

Courtesy of SAN
Courtesy of SAN
© Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

Audrey Irmas Pavilion / OMA

Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA
© Jason O Rear
© Jason O Rear

Japan National Stadium / Taisei Corporation + AZUSA SEKKEI + Kengo Kuma & Associates

Courtesy of Japan Sport Council via Curbed
Courtesy of Japan Sport Council via Curbed
Courtesy of Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. , Kengo Kuma and Associates Joint Venture
Courtesy of Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. , Kengo Kuma and Associates Joint Venture

Le Monde Group Headquarters / Snøhetta

Courtesy of Snøhetta
Courtesy of Snøhetta
© MARWAN HARMOUCHE
© MARWAN HARMOUCHE

Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet / BIG + ATELIER BRÜCKNER + CCHE

Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Beirut Terraces / Herzog & de Meuron

Courtesy of Benchmark
Courtesy of Benchmark
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Vessel Public Landmark / Heatherwick Studio

Courtesy of Getty Images / Forbes Massie
Courtesy of Getty Images / Forbes Massie
Courtesy of Getty Images
Courtesy of Getty Images

Grace Farms / SANAA

Courtesy of Grace Farms and SANAA
Courtesy of Grace Farms and SANAA
© Dean Kaufman
© Dean Kaufman

Grove at Grand Bay / BIG

Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG
© Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST
© Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST

The Shed, a Center for the Arts / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and The Rockwell Group
Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and The Rockwell Group
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Under (Underwater Restaurant) / Snohetta

Courtesy of MIR and Snøhetta
Courtesy of MIR and Snøhetta
© Ivar Kvaal
© Ivar Kvaal

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on July 12th, 2020, and updated on April 6th 2022. Find more reference projects in this My ArchDaily folder created by the author.

This article is part of the ArchDaily Topics: The Future of Architectural Visualizations, proudly presented by Enscape, the most intuitive real-time rendering and virtual reality plugin for Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, Archicad, and Vectorworks. Enscape plugs directly into your modeling software, giving you an integrated visualization and design workflow.

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Cite: Hana Abdel. "Renders vs. Reality, Comparing Recent Project's Original Vizualization to their Built Result" 10 Apr 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/942700/renders-vs-reality-projects-from-renowned-architects-before-and-after> ISSN 0719-8884
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