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ARE 3D RENDERINGS A NECESSARY ASPECT OF ARCHITECTURE ONLY?
Architectural Rendering is the process of creating computer-generated images from architectural plans.
3D Interior design renderers possess a skill which is often overlooked by homeowners and appreciated by property developers. Interior renderings showcase the colour palette of the room as well as the necessary lighting, appropriate patterns, furniture, and appliances.
People who understand the benefits of 3d visualization often don’t renovate their space until they have seen how the different design features all come together through the creation of a 3d rendered image.
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[..] Journey begins with a vision of things to come. A yacht is always about water, space and adventure. And also luxury and elegance. Of course, the person who buys such a vehicle wants to be sure of every little detail of their purchase.
Not only the exterior is important, but also the internal design of a yacht — buyer must be 100% sure of both aesthetics and quality of the boat.
But in order to personally explore each corner, you need to be directly on board. This is not always possible because the customer can be hundreds of miles away from the purchase, and the journey takes time and effort.
Or... the yacht owner doesn't have enough time to choose every single detail from where the yacht now is.. what to do?
In that case the yacht owner can choose a Yacht 3D Visualisation service so to see all the furnitures options, visualising how it would look with 'this material'
instead of 'that one' and more.
It also helps the interior designer to determine if adjustments and changes to the design are needed as far as form,color,function, etc. before the project is built out and completed.
It assists subcontractors with understanding the project work scope and estimating the project.
Monday, 7 December 2020
Gone are the days of home automation and luxury being two separate conversations and design concepts. More and more, luxury living is embracing home automation in order to provide optimal comfort solutions.
Imagine walking into your home, and the first thing your eye is drawn to is the artwork in your foyer – highlighted using experienced lighting design.
Entertain guests with your high-tech wine cellar, complete with automated climate control and inventory management system. Even more, control the quality of the air inside your home.
And the options don’t end on the inside. Control luxury water features, audio and video entertainment systems, even operate a summer kitchen by the pool.
Home automation technology provides the epitome of luxury when combined with your own design style. The right technology will allow you to personalize your system to suit your lifestyle, giving you control of everything in your home – from the window shades, to the temperature and air quality, to your lights and even your security system. Advances in this technology provide you easy access to your entire home from your phone or tablet, and some systems can even operate via voice-activation.
With today’s trends in home automation luxury, nothing is off-limits. Whether you want a top-of-the-line smart kitchen, an all-encompassing security system, or an over-the-top outdoor movie theatre – there is a right mix of home automation technology for you that can be designed to suit your individual home design style.
Monday, 14 December 2020
Your System knows That You Are Home
Switch off exterior and specific interior lights automatically
Slowly ramp up main living area lighting to predefined level
Set motorized shades and curtains for allowing sunlight in
Television turns on to your favorite morning channel
Entertain Your Guests
Sets lighting to pre-determined levels for exterior/interior.
Freezes control of the motion sensors.
Sets motorized shades and blinds to predefined positions.
Entertain mode start a predefined selection of music.
Disables keypads and secures lights in unused parts of the home.
Good Night Mode
Turns off certain interior and/or exterior lights slowly.
Turns off lights used for security and pathways.
Shuts garage door if not shut already.
Sets motorized shades and blinds to predefined positions.
Arms security system to 'Home'.
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Revolutionize, always reinvent:
This is the secret.
In 1968 Dominique Imbert created the Gyrofocus fireplace, the first with a suspended and revolving hearth. An object that brought the fire back to the center of the room: ancestral function, futuristic design. Today this invention that has changed the taste also becomes à gas, thanks to a power system that uses the flue. Preserving rotation.
With a reputation for designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art fireplaces, Focus, a household name in France, is now establishing itself all around the world. Focus is known as much for its engineering as its innovative styles and distinctive shapes. The revolutionary Gyrofocus was the first suspended 360º pivoting fireplace designed by Focus's founder Dominique Imbert and remains the best selling model to this day.
From built-in, wall-mounted and wall-glazed to suspended and sculptural options, Focus has featured in some of the world's most prestigious museums including the Guggenheim, New York and the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, as well as in projects by Chris Dyson Architects, Foster & Partners, Snøhetta, and Theis & Khan.
Many of the leading models have been adapted for outdoor use such as the pivoting, suspended Ergofocus and the Emifocus, with an anti-corrosion coating and a resistant black paint or hematite rust that develops a beautiful patina over time.
The gas fires are equipped with a remote control and are easily adjustable, while the wood fires with a thermal efficiency of 70% or more are an excellent way to use renewable energies. Focus also offers an augmented reality app, so that clients can visualise a Focus fireplace in their own home.
Monday, 21 December 2020
Superyacht design trends to look out for in 2021
The past year has seen all manner of innovations in superyacht interior design, with many of the most striking new developments taking inspiration from the past in order to realise exciting visions for the future. We take a look at what's in store of yacht design in 2021...
Modern, yet retro. Futuristic, yet classic.
It would be impossible to sum up the last 24 months of superyacht interior design with just one phrase or word. Since the beginning of 2020 we have witnessed many design innovations, such as the creative use of glass and unusual interior layouts. At the same time, we saw design throwbacks with the return of high-gloss finishes, mid-century furnishings and some distinctly 1970s-inspired geometric prints – all with a modern twist, of course.
The push to sustainability in superyachting also came to the forefront, with companies offering up a wealth of creative ways to turn eco-friendly materials into luxe applications on board. And as always, yacht owners made their mark on the yachts’ interiors with bespoke elements, such as unique helm chairs plucked straight out of their favourite automobiles. It was a year of innovation, yet pleasantly reminiscent of past design trends, too. For many, it’s the best of both worlds – and certainly the perfect way to usher in the new decade.
A layout less ordinary
There’s an old joke that yacht interiors are so terribly formulaic that, even blindfolded, you could find your way around them. We’ve slowly seen a move away from the standard general arrangement in recent years, notably with smaller saloons giving way to larger exterior deck living areas (see the 70 metre Feadship Joy, launched in 2017). But 2020 really shook up this stereotype.
Step on board the 64 metre Sanlorenzo Attila wearing a blindfold and you will find yourself tumbling down the open stairwell to the beach club or bumping into the indoor-outdoor galley-cum-dining-room that’s located on the main deck, where the main saloon would normally be. Sanlorenzo shook up interior layouts further with the groundbreaking SL102. Automotive designer Chris Bangle created an asymmetrical yacht that features a full-beam design on the port and a passageway to starboard on the main deck.
The Sunseeker 131 Elysium brims with customisations that make this semi-production yacht anything but standard.
These include a bespoke interior layout to suit the needs of her owner, Ron Gibbs. Preferring to spend most of his time outside, Gibbs didn’t feel the need for multiple interior lounges. The upper deck saloon on Elysium has been transformed into an owner’s suite, replete with the master cabin adjacent to a private owner’s aft deck, while a gym is found forward between the master cabin and bridge, where you’d normally find the captain’s cabin. The owner of the 65-metre Admiral Life Saga takes a similar approach – the majority of the main deck is an indoor-outdoor saloon adorned in weatherproof materials, which can be closed off to protect guests from the elements when required. He also finds multiple dining rooms to be extraneous, opting for one big dining table on the upper deck.
Beyond this, we have seen more variances within the rooms themselves, with beds offset from walls in master suites, and a focus on ever-larger forward bow lounges. The Mangusta GranSport 45 even managed to fit a pool into its forward lounge – not bad for a 45 metre yacht.
Shipyards have been investing heavily on glass R&D in recent years, leading to more innovative, flexible use of glass for superyacht exteriors. The 60 metre Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht Excellence, for example, has five-metre-high vertical glass panels supported by two thin steel frames. Fitting the panels and, more importantly, ensuring that the mirror finish on the outside wasn’t distorted, was something of a challenge, according to the yard’s in-house team. And then there's the awesome geometric glazing on
Nobiskrug's Artefact - 70 tonnes of it - which not only serves to provide unrivalled views but has a dual role of reducing motion sickness for guests on board.
According to Miami-based studio RADYCA, this is just the beginning of an era of new possibilities. In the past, the use of glass was restricted because it was heavy, and while weight remains relatively unchanged, technological advances in manufacturing are now allowing designers to push the envelope of glass design beyond windows and experiment with structural integration by putting more complex glass geometries to the test. "There’s a prototype I’ve designed where panes of structural curved glass create impressive views and the illusion of having a two-deck rather than a three-deck yacht," says Ramon Alonso, founder of RADYCA.
Of course, glass isn't restricted to exterior design either. In 2020 glass was used in practical ways, with privacy glass replacing curtains and shades. In some cases, glass even replaced walls, as seen in the glass-box owner’s lounge found on the Riva Race or the distorted glass walls that separate the bedroom from the rest of the master suite on board Hakvoort’s Scout.
Monday, 4 January 2021
Uber-luxury for ultra-long flights: Inside the best private jet interiors
As private jet flights are becoming more and more popular during the pandemic, we’ve already reviewed prices on aircraft buying vs. chartering. Now, let’s shift from the mere pragmatic aspects and gain some creative inspiration touring the most luxurious private jet interiors — with a focus on some top bedrooms located aboard.
This private jet feels like you’re flying in your favourite Gentleman’s Club
and that's how we like it...
With plush leather chairs, a library and a cinema screen it's hard to believe you are at 36,000 feet
in this jet
Are there any specific locations that influenced the design of the ACJ319?
The design took inspiration from the luxury of a timeless, English Gentleman’s Club. In order to emulate this setting, we took ideas from classic hotel smoking rooms and looked to iconic traditional British brands for further inspiration.
What are people’s reactions when they first step inside the aircraft?
I would hope for many they felt they were walking into a familiar space, creating a seamless transition from the home to the aircraft. We worked hard to achieve the same feel and ambience as sitting in your own living room or favourite member’s club.
What is your favourite feature on the aircraft?
The aft bookshelf in the library which cleverly doubles up as concealed doors into the bedroom. This is an integral part to the design, creating the illusion that the Gentleman’s Club is the aft most part of the cabin and concealing the private master suite from the rest of the interior. You walk through from this warm, cosy library into a much softer, elegant private bedroom.
Is there anything you wouldn’t put in an aircraft?
The aviation industry is extremely regulated and this clearly creates many boundaries for designers. Most items must be securely fixed to the fuselage due to the dynamic environment of the aircraft, therefore many components found in the home are not feasible in the air. In the past we’ve had requests for jacuzzis and have to politely explain that open, moving bodies of water aren’t perhaps the best thing to a have on-board an aircraft! That being said, we love a challenge and are always excited to help realise our client’s dreams!