Week 4 : 16 hours
9/28 – 10/2
3213 Middle Street Project – Sullivan’s Island
Monday : 4 hours
I worked on a detailed render (rather than the sketch look) for the client on the 3213 Middle Street project. I used a program called Podium that is an extension to SketchUp. I spent time over the weekend watching videos and working on this as well. I had only used Podium once before, so it was very new to me. After exporting from Podium/SketchUp, I took the image into Photoshop and edited it as needed.
Tuesday : 4 hours
The render turned out great, and lead to a few more ideas of what could be accomplished on the façade. It’s interesting that seeing a house/model in different styles leads to us seeing things differently and to us making more design decisions we wouldn’t have always noticed before. I made the adjustments and finished up another render with those updates. We then sent it over to the client.
Wedensday : 4 hours
Today, I finished the render for the rear elevation of the house. We also heard back from the client, and he loves it, but wants us to study colors for the exterior a little more so it isn’t monochromatic. I will work on that tomorrow and change some materials/colors I both renders.
Thursday: 4 hours
Today, I worked on moving interior walls that needed adjustments from the façade changes that may have needed to change a wall location on the interior. It’s amazing how much of a hybrid working interior and exterior is, as you want a home to look beautiful on the outside, but be just as beautiful and functional on the interior. I also had a meeting with Steve and Cintra (interior designer) about working on some color/material decisions.
Weekly AXP Hours: 12 hours / Project Development & Documentation
4 hours / Project Planning & Design
Weekly Lessons Learned: This week, I learned a lot about a program I knew very little about. Podium is an extension for SketchUp to create realistic renderings. I watched so many videos and practiced with several models before finding a style that worked for the project I needed to make a rendering of. I know I still have tons to learn, but I definitely am happy for how the first few have turned out!