About the Project

The purpose of this project was to design a library for an existing space in Vancouver. This project challenges our space management and distribution skills, and more importantly our idea generation skills, as we were required to include a number of spaces (such as a library, exhibition space, and auditorium) in a very narrow site. The precedents who inspired our designs include Zaha Hadid and Tadao Ando. Each parts to this project were completed under 1 week.

For the final part of this project, we revised our design according to critique and refined the modelling of our 3D space.

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  • 3D modeling
    • Contributed as a modeler for parts of our 3D building
    • Created shaders and materials for the stairs and glass railings
    • Contributed to the lighting of our 3D scenes
  • Photo-manipulation work on 3D renders
    • Touched-up on flawed areas of renders, such as light leaks in between objects and unintended gaps between objects
    • Textured the walls and floors of our 3D model
    • Contributed to the integration of scale people and miscellaneous features including furniture and lighting
    • Constructed views through the windows from inside the 3D building with location photos
    • Integrated 3D model of building into photo of actual site


  • PROJECT TYPE: Spatial Design, 3D Modeling
  • PROGRAMS USED: Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • CLIENT: Course Project (Spatial Design)
  • PROJECT YEAR: 2010

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