“After graduating from the Ohio State Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture in 1996, form•Z was one of the first major purchases I made. The software has opened up opportunities for me that I only dreamed of in school. I thoroughly enjoy the time I spend creating architectural images. When you can enjoy your work as if it were a hobby, you know you have something good.”
"I became a form•Z user a couple of years ago when I was designing interiors and rooms for an exhibition company. Now I work mostly as an information designer at Noss AB, a Swedish company developing and manufacturing equipment for the pulp and paper industry. Our 3D-presentations for print and screen are all modeled and rendered in form•Z RenderZone, which I find very functional and useful in several design and illustration fields."
"Our use of form•Z has distinguished our company from other architectural and engineering firms here in the Gulf Region. The program has enabled us to provide our clients with realistic animations and renderings of our drawings, which helps them visualize the concepts being presented. In addition, form•Z alleviates our production capacity and unquestionably improves the quality of our work. Our thanks to form•Z for helping us satisfy our clients' needs and put a mark of excellence on our company."
Modeled and rendered in form•Z RenderZone; edited in Adobe Photoshop; collaged in Corel Draw.
Samir Bhowmik was born in India and moved to the United States to pursue Graduate Studies at the School of Architecture, University of Maryland where he earned his Masters Degree with a focus in Urban Design. Samir is a Registered Architect in the State of Maryland/NCARB Certified and a member of the AIA-American Institute of Architects. He is furthermore an Accredited Professional for LEED-Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Samir holds licensure in India and is affiliated with the Indian Institute of Architects. Samir has worked in both India and the United States. In Calcutta and Goa, India he experimented with the vernacular and its synthesis with contemporary architecture. In the US, he has worked for architecture firms in the Washington metropolitan region that are among the leaders and innovators in architectural design and practice. He has design and management experience in architecture, building renovation, historic preservation, adaptive reuse and residential design. Samir is interested in a multi-disciplinary and experimental process to design. Samir currently lives and works in Helsinki / FINLAND. He is an Architect Member of SAFA-Finnish Association of Architects.
We use Form Z in all aspects of our architectural design process. Hand-sketches and Form Z modeling go side by side for us. From conceptual design to actual construction documents we use Form Z to explore and educate us about our building projects. It helps us to conceptualize, develop and provide final rendered images for any given project. It has especially helped us in international competition projects.
Arquitectura, Inc., founded in 1996 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Nicolas Cascarano, and Harry Van Oudenallen is an innovative architectural design firm with a notable track record of design excellence.The firm is marked by a distinctive global atmosphere and varied cultural background.
The firm has an eclectic and diverse quality, marked by a modernist influence, and has been recognized for numerous design awards for projects in the US. and abroad, including community developments in Honduras, and housing projects in Venezuela.
Green dreams by local architects are all part of an emerging vision for bringing MacArthur Square, dead zone in front of the Milwaukee County Courthouse, back to life. The city-owned square, suffering from years of deferred maintenance, was cut off from the downtown in 1967 with the construction of an underground parking garage and tunnels to I-43. A residential green tower could house dorms for Marquette University or Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Victor Baran studied architecture in Krakow, Poland, where he practiced for many years. He moved to the U.S. in 1988 and started using the computer as a design and drafting tool in 1989. In 1997, he and David Mooney formed IDOS, a company that provides Architects, Interior Designers, and allied professions with renderings, animations, interactive presentations, and 3D design studies. He started using form•Z in 1996, after many years of experimenting with different CAD and modeling programs. "I find form•Z to be an exceptional tool in every step of the design process, and the only tool needed to model anything and everything."
"I am a traditional illustrator and use form•Z primarily to create mass models to select potential views for watercolor illustrations. We became involved in the project shown here at an early stage and we produced a variety of renderings showing different design alternatives. As the client was looking for a unique and distinctive design, form•Z allowed us to clearly present our concepts and the client was able to completely understand our designs. form•Z is a staple in my studio. It allows you to model fast and RenderZone renders very good images for presentation."
"What will it look like if...?', a constant question posed between and directed towards architects/designers. form•Z allows our firm to answer this critical question in a expeditious fashion for the benefit of both ourselves and our clients. From schematic massing to construction template generation, form•Z plays an integral role in all phases of our design and fabrication projects. As a firm tied to no particular style or building methodology, the capability to continually explore/evolve ideas, while simultaneously generating presentation material for our clients, makes form•Z an invaluable tool. The two projects shown here are prime examples of these capabilities. The first (right), an enormous timber-frame structure, with references to Colorado houses admired by the client, uses both interior and exterior animations for explanatory purposes. In the second (below), a renovation of a geodesic dome house for a copper smith. 39 .dxf templates taken from the form•Z model will allow the client to construct the complex structure using CNC machinery in his own shop."
Bruck3D Corporation offers brand sensitive strategic design solutions to three dimensional marketing opportunities for trade shows, commercial interiors, product showrooms, museums and themed environments.
Our expertise calls on over 25 years of creative directorship within four leading industrial design firms servicing major corporations' marketing needs worldwide. As an independent design studio we strive to provide outstanding design solutions in a timely and cost effective manner.
We offer a comprehensive suite of services and products including initial concept sketches, photorealistic digital renderings (executed using form•Z) and fly-through animations complete with customized musical accompaniment.
We invite you to review our design portfolio and to call us to discuss how we may help ensure the success of your next project. 732-833-8442
"Jon Bunker has been working in the film industry for nearly thirty years and has been a Film Production Designer for a number of successful films, including Vertical Limit and Gladiator. With a background in architecture and illustration, he worked as an aircraft designer and an architect before settling on a career behind the silver screen. Aside from his current role as Film Production Designer, he has also experienced other aspects of movie-making as a special effects supervisor and as a director. "A lot of people don't realize how much thought goes into all of the little things. You would be surprised at the trivia it is necessary to think about: Which way does a door open? How far to walk across to say a line? How are the SFX going to work? And on and on... Generally, when a director decides to film a script, he will ask me to come up with artistic interpretations based on the feel, style, and specific script requirements. This is all tempered, of course, with my meetings with the producer, who expects me to stay within the budget!"
I am a designer for Burgess & Niple, Inc. I started as an intern in 2006 while I was attending Ohio State University. After graduation I was hired on full time. The company is an Engineering/Architecture firm. B&N was established in 1912 in Columbus, Ohio. Since then, we have served thousands of clients in the U.S. and abroad, including government agencies, military organizations, colleges and universities, and a wide variety of private companies. On the most fundamental level, our job is responding to clients and translating their visions into structures and infrastructures that work in today and long into the future. We are innovative problem solvers with extensive resources and an award-winning track record.
Over the past 15 years, downtown Charlottesville, Virginia has experienced an ongoing renaissance. New businesses, restaurants, theaters and residences abound in renovated buildings and new developments alike. However, two full city blocks lie underutilized just one block south of Charlottesville is renowned pedestrian mall. This site, currently used for parking, hosts the popular Charlottesville City Market on spring and summer weekends and is widely regarded as the most important underdeveloped site in the city. Responding to a public call to craft a vision for the future of the site, the City of Charlottesville sponsored MARKET VALUE, a design ideas competition that will help Charlottesville proactively investigate and establish the best alternatives for development. Directed by the City of Charlottesville in partnership with the Charlottesville Community Design Center and AIA Central Virginia, MARKET VALUE sought out realistic, innovative models for mixed-use development - ones that not only yield financial returns for a future developer of the site, but also provide a return on investment to the public good by attending to issues of civic space, connectivity, affordable housing and green building.
Project by Nikalet Funk and Luis Pagan, AIA LEED AP
This "Limited Special" model from Chris Reeve Knives was already sold out, so the only way to present this model was to reconstruct it in 3D. "I am quite proud of the result and AutoDesSys should be too! form•Z is really a great tool."
Archeast Visualization Studio mainly provides exterior & interior rendering, sketchup rendering, 3D floor plan and animation/fly through in Shanghai, China. Please feel free to visit our website http://www.archest.com for more information.