Architectural visualization is the process of creating imagery
that accurately reflects the built environment before construction
Traditionally, visualizing a home or development was done through
an artist's interpretation or rendering. This approach has been
adequate for some purposes. However, traditional
renderings have often lacked the realism necessary to reflect
the look of the final project. This has often lead to doubts in
the minds of the viewers. Computers have also been used as visualization
tools but the results have often been cold and artificial.
Architectural visualization can be used as a design tool, a marketing
tool and a communication tool. As a design tool, it affords a
realistic view of design changes before any final and expensive
decisions are made. Difficult to visualize designs and details
can be accurately viewed early in the process. This often leads
to a better design at a lower cost. Images like the ones shown
in our gallery are a fantastic marketing tool. They are capable
of generating sales before any construction investment begins.
By clearly being able to see what something looks like before
it actually exists, the images have now become a powerful communication
tool which can show the impact of construction to zoning officials,
neighboring residents, financial backers and others. Accurate
imagery helps remove the doubt and allows those involved to agree
on a design and help to expedite the process
If you are thinking about using a visualization company for a
project, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
A clear purpose for your project is necessary so that the best
methods are chosen to create your final imagery.
Physical plans and/or ideas will be needed for everything from
creating the imagery to pricing the project.
Time-frame is an important issue to consider whether the job is
large or small.
Examples of building materials are necessary in order to accurately