Kilburn Vale - Gianni Botsford Architects

Kilburn Vale by Gianni Botsford Architects.

I loved GBA's Casa Kike when I first saw it, so this was a very exciting commission for me.

As usual I started by building a very detailed sketchup model (thanks for your help Bojana!). It's quite a simple building, but with a lot of thought in the details:


I try to do as much as I can these days in sketchup, even roughly positioning textures which then get replaced by vray materials in 3dsmax.

The external terracotta louvres were given a multi-texture map to randomise the colour of each louvres very slightly, this really helped in adding some realism. (Maybe I could have used the new vray multi subtexture map? haven't figured it out yet)

All the furniture was chosen by the architect, the main items were:

- Drop table, Living Divani. Designed by Junya Ishigami - Garden plate, Living Divani. Designed by Junya Ishigami - Family Chairs, Living Divani. Designed by Junya Ishigami - Loop Chair designed by Willy Guhl - Extrasoft sofa by Living Divani

The principle HDR skies were 2003 for the night time shots and 1739 for the sunlight ones.