View from the beach

In this course the capacities to be able to implement visualization and simulation tools and methods were developed. To explore more defined spatial relationships and carry out construction simulations, among other visual communication skills, with wood as the main material.

Exploded Axo

The workflow that was carried out started from the premise that the model of the building was already available, which was going to be represented in an optimal graphic way. The building model was developed in the Projects 2 course at the MMTD, which consists of a co-housing building for millennial surfers in the city of San Diego, CA. The project sought a direct relationship with the site where it is located, as well as spaces that managed to have a view of the beach and a terrace with native vegetation. Therefore the graphic representation had to incorporate these elements.

4th floor Bridge

The building was modeled in Sketchup, therefore it was exported to Rhino in order to work the layers of materials that are required to work optimally in Lumion. Once the model was ready, the LiveSync plug-in for Rhino was downloaded, which allows you to view and make changes to the Rhino model in real time in Lumion.

The workflow in Lumion is to give each layer a default material in order to edit it. Subsequently, scenes are mounted that will be modified by presets that the program itself has. Presets such as skies, shadows, light, two-point perspective, isometric view, etc. It is recommended to do a post production in programs like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. In this case, a post production was carried out on the image of the exploited axo, adding lines and text. For the video showing the construction phases, it was imported into iMovie to add text as well as sound.

Visualizing Mass Timber – Collective Housing for surfers is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Mass Timber Design in 2021/2022 by Student: Juan Bugarin. Faculty: Firas Safieddine. Course: Tools 3