3D modelling & rendering

During my time in Architecture school I got the chance to learn about 3D modelling and photorealistic rendering as tools to visually communicate my architectural projects.

After defining all aspects of my designs with detailed 2D drawings using AutoCAD, my process would consists of modelling the 3D geometries with Rhino 3D and then assigning materials, lights and virtual cameras to obtain highly photorealistic renders (Vray was my rendering engine of choice). 

Even if I don't play around with 3D modelling much anymore, I still wanted to include a couple of highlights from my architecture school days

Sendai Mediateque by Toyo Ito, 3D model & rendering by Chiara Mensa

Sendai Mediateque by Toyo Ito, 3D model & rendering by Chiara Mensa

Sendai Mediateque by Toyo Ito, 3D model & rendering by Chiara Mensa

Sendai Mediateque by Toyo Ito, 3D model & rendering by Chiara Mensa

Sendai Mediateque by Toyo Ito, 3D model & rendering by Chiara Mensa

Energy efficient animal adoption park in Rome, architectural design, 3D modelling & rendering by Chiara Mensa

Energy efficient animal adoption park in Rome, architectural design, 3D modelling & rendering by Chiara Mensa

Energy efficient animal adoption park in Rome, architectural design, 3D modelling & rendering by Chiara Mensa

Energy park in the northen suburb of Rome, architectural design, 3D modelling & rendering by Chiara Mensa

Energy park in the northen suburb of Rome, architectural design, 3D modelling & rendering by Chiara Mensa

Energy efficient animal adoption park in Rome, architectural design, 3D modelling & rendering by Chiara Mensa

Energy park in the northen suburb of Rome, architectural design, 3D modelling & rendering by Chiara Mensa

Energy park in the northen suburb of Rome, architectural design, 3D modelling & rendering by Chiara Mensa