Case study - Bylegård aerial viz for a-sidan
I presented to a-sidan arkitektkontor in Stockholm just before Christmas 2019 about how I could help them with their visualisation. They are an extremely busy office and shortly afterwards came a call to help them out of a tight squeeze!
They were putting the finishing touches on a presentation for Bylegård, a rest and care home for the elderly in Täby. With not much time or resources to spare, their client requested an additional image to show the apple tree garden on one side of the three sides of their building. This needed to be an aerial image and they would supply a quality and detailed Sketchup model.
An aerial image request lacking context?... Exactly my kind of project! I could use all my tricks to sit the model in it's environment, and sell their garden concept.
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Client details 
Patrick Barnekow
a-sidan arkitektkontor AB
Stockholm & Uppsala, Sweden
www.a-sidan.se
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Project brief
An aerial image to show the apple garden (äppleträdgården) on one side of the care home. The image was pre-selected and agreed on by the client. It will be an additional image for a-sidan's presentation.
Recommendation
" Chris managed to deliver on time and to brief despite a short delivery time. We are happy with the end result and can recommend Chris Webb as a reliable and relevant supplier of architectural imagery. " - Patrick Barnekow.
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Final images
Aerial visualisation commisioned to show the client the apple tree garden concept
Aerial visualisation commisioned to show the client the apple tree garden concept
Extra image thrown-in from my R&D studies
Extra image thrown-in from my R&D studies
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Reference & materials
DWG
DWG
Colour swatch from PDF presentation
Colour swatch from PDF presentation
Detailed Sketchup model
Detailed Sketchup model
Client's earlier rendering
Client's earlier rendering
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Step-by-step draft image GIF
It's always good to save drafts throughout a project's progress, not only to create fun animated GIFs like this. It's also really important to check that everything you add or do is an improvement on the image.
The stages here included: camera fixing, terrain modelling, light and atmosphere setup, context, trees and vegetation, materials, props.& people.
Pay particular attention to the surrounding buildings and how they have been built with little supporting material.
Also notice that the big alterations come in the early stages. Minor fixes should come later in the process. If you are making big changes at the end of the project, you've done something wrong!