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05.06.2021, Sat

© Jiaman Xu, Ruiheng Zeng & Xiaoxin Wang

Presentation skills are just as important as designing; one of the best mediums to present your architectural designs is through rendering. Architectural rendering aims to create life-like experiences of the buildings before they are built. Rendering aids the designer to convey ideas, an image that represents the designers' imagination most realistically.

Archiol’s 2021 Render Challenge received 113, Scroll down to see the finest of architectural graphics from participants from all over the world.

Randy Sovich, AIA
Randy M. Sovich, AIA, is co-editor of T3XTURE, an international architectural and design publication exploring texture, ornament, and pattern in a new architecture. He is the founding principal of R. M. Sovich Architecture, Inc., a socially-conscious practice located in Baltimore, Maryland, creating nurturing places for communities, the disenfranchised, and vulnerable populations.

Nicole Cullinan
Nicole Cullinan is an Australian born European writer who has an established career in the architecture and arts industry. Sheenjoys the privilege of working with a number of prominent creatives, discovering what it is that makes their work unique. With a passion for place making and the built environment. She is a published academic author and an alumnus of The University of Melbourne.

With a side hustle in photography, her images have been featured on the National Gallery of Victoria and Heide Museum of Modern Art websites and socials. Recently she exhibited as part of the Photo 2021 collaboration with French artist JR at Federation Square. She believes the architects work can be more than what the eye can see; ‘allegoria dei sensi’. A trinity of function, form and feeling.

Igor Neminov
Igor is an Art Director at Shimahara Visual, based in Los Angeles and has produced an innumerable amount of marketing and competition images for a some of LA’s award winning Architecture firms, which includes Morphosis, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Tom Wiscombe and Frank Gehry Architects.
Igor is an award winning artist with over 10 years of professional design experience. He is also a gifted leader who is able to raise the artistic bar of everyone around him.

First Prize Winner_ Jiaman Xu, Ruiheng Zeng & Xiaoxin Wang from China.
Second Prize Winner_ Antonella Marzi, Chiara Marzi & Marta Dituri from Italy.
Third Prize Winner_ MiroslavNaskov from UK.

Honorable Mention_ Niu Yifan from China.
Honorable Mention_ ZHIXIANG XIA from China.
Honorable Mention_ Tim CheC from US.

First Prize Winner
Jiaman Xu, Ruiheng Zeng & Xiaoxin Wang

Forest fires have always been a desperate topic. In the case of severe forest fires, it is difficult to protect the lives of animals. The Amazon rainforest in 2019 and the Australian forest fires in 2020 caused devastating damage. Countless wild animals died in the fire or were displaced, causing people's attention. It is precise because of these facts that the rescue of wild animals in fires needs to be widely recognized, and we need to provide them with a temporary shelter.
The refuge site is in New South Wales, Australia, which is hot and less rainy, which is one of the places prone to forest fires. When a fire occurs, the building uses the collected water to spray water through a spray device to form a low-temperature environment and attract animals to take refuge.
In order for our animal shelter to be self-sufficient to the greatest extent possible without human intervention, the operation of the building depends entirely on natural forces. According to realistic theories such as energy conversion, we set up rainwater and fog collection devices to solve the water problem of the building. The fog is converted into water and rainwater is collected to the water storage device at the bottom of the building, which can provide a continuous supply of the ecological environment inside the building. Provide water resources.
The refuge restores the original living environment of Australian animals as much as possible and ensures internal ecological diversity. In order to reduce the damage to the natural ecological environment, we spiral up the ecological layer to reduce the footprint of the building and recreate different ecological environments on the spirally rising ramps and natural environments that can provide sufficient refuge space for animals. Including the basic natural environment such as pools, swamps, grasslands, woods, etc., so that it is divided on each layer but connected to each other. For example, kangaroos like to run in the bushes, koalas will sleep on eucalyptus trees, wild dogs are used to hunting in the desert, platypuses usually hide in caves by the water, and ostriches with strong adaptability are suitable for most environments, such as open plains, forests or the desert doesn't matter to them.
After the fire, the forest is slowly recovering, and the animals can return to the natural environment and rebuild their homes. Of course, the animals can continue to stay inside the building, and the food chain can maintain the relative balance of the ecological layer. Animals can enter and leave the building at any time to increase the sense of familiarity and belonging. Perhaps more lives can be saved the next time a fire occurs.

Jiaman Xu, Ruiheng Zeng & Xiaoxin Wang
Architecture Students from China.

Second Prize Winner
Antonella Marzi, Chiara Marzi & Marta Dituri

ICE TOWERS | Description
“A powerful and evocative gesture, a reinterpretation of the monument in a modern key.”

Our concept design is stemming from abstract ideas and shapes in inhospitable environments that become an architectural project. The site context aims to stimulate people's thoughts on the consequences of human intervention in the living environment and adaptation to architecture.

Two crystalline monoliths emerge in the Arctic landscape. The building’s volume explores the sense as an ice sculpture on the rocks, by means of materials, textures, and colors.
As generated by tectonic forces, they guard and conceal an entire underground world. The towers rise from a submerged area, bursting through the surface, which integrating into the landscape - between the cliff and ocean waves.

Antonella Marzi  _Architect, Phd
Antonella Marzi is a Senior Architect, PhD and author of severalarticles on public place design and urban planning. Shegraduated in architectureat Politecnico di Milano and lectured on architecture and urban planning in differentuniversities and events. In 2008, she co-founded the architecturalfirm RECS ARCHITECTS becoming the CEO of RECS ARCHITECTS Brazil until 2018. Duringher time in Brazil, shedeveloped the urban project of Social Smart City for Planet group. Shethenjoined the technical board Instituto Smart City Business America (SCBA), operating in the development of smart cities in Latin America. In 2018, she co-founded, with fourcolleagues, GATE ARCHITECTS studio, whichis a firmfocused on urban design and architecture in smart concept.

Chiara Marzi  _Architect
Chiara Marzi is a senior architectspecialised in BIM procedures and management. Shegraduated in ‘Preservation and Restoration’’ at Politecnico di Milano. Afterwards, shecooperated with severalItalian and international architecturalstudios, suchas Gaetano Lisciandra architecturalfirm, a relevant figure in Milan urban planning. In 2012 shetook part in the Home Staging workshop atKarisma Home Staging in Milan. In 2015 Chiara Marzi startedcooperation with Anafyo, a service company operating in the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, to teach and implement BIM design in variousstudios and firms. In 2017 she co-founded MOOD, a Milan-basedarchitecture and design studio, while in 2018 shedecided to expandher activity internationally, becoming a co-founder of GATE ARCHITECTS group.

Marta Dituri _Architect
Marta Dituriis a senior architectspecialised in multiscale design, from city to building projects. Sheprovedexcellence in high rising building design and led projects worldwide, ranging from concept to construction. Marta Dituriisalso a BIM expert on the Revitplatform. Starting from 2010, sheworkedas a senior architect and office coordinator for an international firmbased in Milan and Doha, whereshebegandevelopingher global expertise. In 2015 shewasnominated technical director of RECS ARCHITECTS Brazil, managingall South America’s projects. Shesubsequentlyenrichedher international experiencetaking part in projects in UAE, China, and Iran. In 2018, shebecame a co-founder of GATE ARCHITECTS group.

Third Prize Winner

The Forest House, nestled in the serene verdure of the Northern Italian countryside provides its visitors a unique experience. It is nonconformist yet resonates with the rawness of the nature around it.
The stilted house gives one the feeling of being lifted and placed in Nature's lap, capturing breath taking views of the lush green clad mountains as well as the calm lake set between them.
The fluid design and soft volumes of the space add to the tranquillity of the space. The transparency provides panoramic views, inviting nature to become part of the space. Blurring the boundary between the interior and the exterior, the house and nature are in perfect symphony with each other.
The structure uses prefabricated 3D Printed structural elements. This not only eases the process of fabrication and significantly reduces cost but also has least impact on the natural environment.
Bespoke furniture designed for the space uses a similar language in design and materiality providing a wholesome yet luxurious experience in all.

I am a design architect, a visionary and the founder of Mind Design. I pursued my Master of Architecture in Architecture and Urbanism (Design Research Laboratory) at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. I have a computational design background and specialise in Parametric and High End Design.

Honorable Mentions
· Honorable Mention_ Niu Yifan (China)
· Honorable Mention_ ZHIXIANG XIA (China)
· Honorable Mention_ Tim CheC (US)

Shortlisted Entries:
Reality is merely an illusion _ Aditya Bhole
Echoes of Nirvana_ Chang Wu
In the middle of Mediterranean sea_ Patricija Gjugjaj
Parallel 2077_ Lingfang Shao
House on a Pavilion _ Tanvi Daga
What is a vertical city _Xinyu Li
_ Davide Cannone & Ilaria Impagnatiello
The Blurred Forest _ HAOXIAN CAI
Residential Energy Gathering Ring _ Wenqi Fan
Non-To-Scale Megastructures: Where Man Meets the Machine _ Mohamad Alamin Younis
Gaotai Residential _Bó Hú & Yixuan Yang
 “parts of a whole”_ Lingjing Shi
A roundabout near the entrance of a small city_ Ioulianos Angelos Karantzios
_ Shreyash Gupta
_ Florian Mladek


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