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.

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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

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Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects / MIR
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© Hufton+Crow

Maggie’s Leeds Centre / Heatherwick Studio

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Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio
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© Hufton+Crow

House of Hungarian Music / Sou Fujimoto

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© Varosliget Zrt.
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Courtesy of Liget Budapest Project

Little Island Park / Heatherwick Studio + MNLA

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Courtesy of Luxigon
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© Timothy Schenck

YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten / MAD Architects

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Courtesy of SAN
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© Hufton+Crow

Audrey Irmas Pavilion / OMA

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Courtesy of OMA
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© Jason O Rear

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

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

Le Monde Group Headquarters / Snøhetta

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Courtesy of Snøhetta
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© MARWAN HARMOUCHE

Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet / BIG + ATELIER BRÜCKNER + CCHE

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Courtesy of BIG
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© Iwan Baan

Beirut Terraces / Herzog & de Meuron

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Courtesy of Benchmark
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© Iwan Baan

Vessel Public Landmark / Heatherwick Studio

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Courtesy of Getty Images / Forbes Massie
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Courtesy of Getty Images

Grace Farms / SANAA

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Courtesy of Grace Farms and SANAA
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© Dean Kaufman

Grove at Grand Bay / BIG

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Courtesy of BIG
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© Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST

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

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

Under (Underwater Restaurant) / Snohetta

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Courtesy of MIR and Snøhetta
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© 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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