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Major Project: Futuristic Exterior Designs Research

Today, I will be continue the research into futuristic exterior designs to find more examples before deciding what kind and type of exterior should have in my concept design sketches. Those exterior examples can be very different compared with the modern exterior designs. However, most of them are following the similar path in terms of shapes and sizes, and some are in mixture of different shapes which demonstrate a good contrast with tinted windows.

Therefore, those examples are a good reference to look into and is helpful when it comes to develop my own exterior for the building as I am inspired by some of the exterior designs.

Futuristic Exterior Designs


Pinterest. 2017. Architecture | Buildings and interior design | Pinterest | Sexy, Taps and Glasses. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/145030050474902808/. [Accessed 20 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Pin by Céline Ibe on A+ | Pinterest. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/335096028506355335/. [Accessed 20 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Window Frames · A collection curated by Divisare | Door | Pinterest | Window, As and Frames. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/437764026263920193/. [Accessed 20 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Archello ~ Great pin! For Oahu architectural design visit http://ownerbuiltdesign.com | Hawaii Owner Built Design Services | Pinterest | Modern, Bulgaria and …. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/AWKDZUNPU5dC5EowOw7MGc1os_aBpLgK85qvN9qWN5G7DdhkMVOzQ4k/. [Accessed 20 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Palazzo della civiltà del lavoro by jacopoferrario, via Flickr | Architectural Rationalism | Pinterest | Architecture, Rome italy and Beirut. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/421227371367082441/. [Accessed 20 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Corten Apartment, Vigonovo (VE), 3ndy studio | Materials – Stone | Pinterest | Studios, Flats and Patchwork. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/449867450262199441/. [Accessed 20 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Golden Night | Gardens, Wedding venues and Fairy lights. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/95208979600453828/. [Accessed 20 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. O’Donnell & Tuomey Architects Win Student Center Competition in London | In london, Arches and Student. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/471329917232807091/. [Accessed 20 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. St Mary of Eton by Matthew Lloyd Architects | facade | Pinterest | By, Brick homes and http://www.jennisonbeautysupply.com/. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/337910778269259836/. [Accessed 20 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. student #housing at #delft university of technology @tudelft by @paulbrouns see more #architecture on #designboom | Architecture | Pinterest | Delft, Décor a…. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/91972017368985731/. [Accessed 20 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Madison Belmont Building [click photo for more images and histories at http://www.NewYorkitecture.com] | Favorite Buildings | Pinterest | Photos, Building and Click!. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/178244097725592532/. [Accessed 20 June 2017].

Major Project: Futuristic Exterior Designs Research

After spent quite some time in architectural visualisation research, now I want to shift the focus onto exterior designs such as roofs, doors, windows air control, water management etc. As the topic suggested, futuristic exterior designs, I will be looking into designs which are matching the needs for my design.

This is to research into more specific details and to the gain inspiration is to what elements it should have in my exterior concept design sketches, and the exterior designs would benefit me when it comes to sketch out the exterior of the building to give it a more detailed design to it.

Futuristic Exterior Designs


Pinterest. 2017. Pin by Ma Beatriz Arantes Coelho on Buildings, Houses, Offices… | Pinterest. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/109282728437884146/. [Accessed 19 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Patriotismo Tower, Ciudad de México, 2016 – SPACE | APXИ | Pinterest | Projects, Towers and Spaces. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/360076932692671878/. [Accessed 19 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Education Executive Agency & Tax Offices | Groningen, Netherlands | UNStudio | photo © Ronald Tilleman | Architecture | Pinterest | Offices, Photos and Groning…. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/131871095312180477/. [Accessed 19 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Marie Elisabeth Lüders Haus | Berlin, Germany | Pinterest | Haus. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/291326669615506845/. [Accessed 19 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Leonardo Glass Cube is a glass-fronted brand pavilion in Bad Driburg, Germany designed by 3Deluxe . | Roof | Pinterest | A business, Nature and Glasses. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/311663236697534251/. [Accessed 19 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Estar Móveis / SuperLimão Studio | Studios. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/177118197819261041/. [Accessed 19 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Ignacio ayestaran – Prada | flickr favs | Pinterest. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/279786195575698753/. [Accessed 19 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Mid Century Ship Interiors | Them, Architecture and Colours. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/92253492344885381/. [Accessed 19 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Sunbeam by Timothy Schenck. | photographs of architecture | Pinterest | An, Pennsylvania and Patterns. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/156359418286600869/. [Accessed 19 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Poly International Plaza T2 / SOM Location: Beijing, China: | Ideas | Pinterest | Beijing and Posts. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/528680443739226310/. [Accessed 19 June 2017].

Major Project: 3D Architectural Visualisation Research

Continue the architectural visualisation research but in 3D style as I would like to see some 3D architectural visualisation models in a realistic form. There are some models which contains surroundings and it makes much more convince. This demonstrate 3D models are innovative buildings as it communicated in a different perspective compared with the previous 2D images.

Another aspect is that it enable viewers to view the artefact in a highly detailed model as well as it gives the impression of a real building could be built with the help of those 3D architectural visualisation. Therefore, this would benefit when it comes to develop the initial model next week.

3D Architectural Visualisation


Modelmakers UK. 2017. Examples of our 1:100 Scale Architectural Models. [ONLINE} Available at: http://www.modelmakers-uk.co.uk/scale-model-buildings-100. [Accessed 18 June 2017].

Modelmakers UK. 2017. White Architectural Models from Modelmakers UK. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.modelmakers-uk.co.uk/scale-model-buildings-white. [Accessed 18 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. The Shenzhen High Rose “Bamboo Tower”, Shenzhen, China by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT | Architecture – Models | Pinterest | Design, Shenzhen and Summer. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/312648399105676605/. [[Accessed 18 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Big Thanks to @amazing.architecture for suggesting this cute model of an ideal… | architectural inspiration_1 | Pinterest | An, House and By. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/341218109250876401/. [Accessed 18 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. The formal principle of the design is based on 3 circular courtyards, each representing a core function within the hotel (food court, business area… | Pinteres…. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/772719248534953733/. [Accessed 18 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Norman Foster designs eco-friendly skyscraper (Singapore) – SkyscraperPage Forum | M O D E L S | Pinterest | Beach, Design and Norman. [ONLIONE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/440719513522329218/. [Accessed 18 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. House in Toyonaka model | Models | Pinterest | Follow me, House and Http://www.jennisonbeautysupply.com/. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/524247212853891546/. [Accessed 18 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. #mulpix The winning entry to the New Orleans Prototype Housing competition, “The Porch House,” was submitted by architecture senior Amin Gilani and… | Pinteres… [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/364087951112333632/. [Accessed 18 June 2017].

Major Project: Architectural Visualisation Research

Today, I will be focusing and perform more architectural visualisation research in relation to futuristic building in order to recognise how the artefacts are communicated with the help with surroundings. However, the model itself are the main focus as the surroundings are to enhance visual experience such as where would you see this building or why is this building is built in this location etc.

This allows me to think about the location of my building would be built on. For example, urban city or countryside etc. as well as where would you see this building. For example, on a lake or a nearby river as it may use water power to generate electricity.

Architectural Visualisation


Behance. 2017. Dusk Visualisation – Pedro Fernandes – Behance. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/11571511/Dusk-Visualization. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. The Sydney Tower, is Sydney’s tallest free-standing structure, and the second tallest in Australia. | Architectural Concepts | Pinterest | Design, Offi…. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/432978951660901704/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Stadskantoor Venlo (foto: AGC) | Eco Building | Pinterest | Projects and Cities. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/566749934347384985/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Basket Apartments: OFIS Unveils Healthy & Sustainable Student Housing Project in Paris | Architecture and Residential architecture. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/494551602809304227/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. City in the Sky: Futuristic Flower Towers Soar Above Modern Metropolises | Random Realm Ideas | Pinterest | Futuristic city, Architecture and Flower. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/774900679605606459/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. Best of Week 28/2016 – Ambassador Office by Nmachine – Ronen Bekerman – 3D Architectural Visualisation & Rendering Blog | //Exteriors | Pinterest | Of, Blog a …. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/554576141600624845/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. VietinBank Business Center Office Tower, Hanoi, Vitennam by Foster + Partners :: 68 floors, height 363m | Business Travel Destinations | Pinterest | Tower loca …. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/310818811757197325/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Pinterest. 2017. The Rainbow Gate Tower, Beijing, China | Architecture 1 : Favorite Places & Spaces | Pinterest | Beijing, Beautiful and Towers. [ONLINE] Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/251568329162875342/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].

Major Project: Theory of Green Building Architecture

Research on the concept of Green Architecture, also known as “Sustainable Architecture” or “Green Building,” is the theory, science and style of buildings designed and constructed in accordance with environmentally friendly principles. Having said that, there are Green Architecture and Green Design characteristics to design a useful and efficient building which are good for the environment rather than harm the environment as we need to have sustainable architecture when creating new green buildings in the future.

Green Architecture and Green Design Characteristics:

  • Ventilation systems designed for efficient heating and cooling
  • Energy-efficient lighting and appliances
  • Water-saving plumbing fixtures
  • Landscapes planned to maximise passive solar energy
  • Minimal harm to the natural habitat
  • Alternate power sources such as solar power or wind power
  • Non-synthetic, non-toxic materials
  • Locally-obtained woods and stone
  • Responsibly-harvested woods
  • Adaptive reuse of older buildings
  • Use of recycled architectural salvage
  • Efficient use of space

These characteristics are helpful as I can use it as a guideline of how the green building should have by producing sketches to reflect it on the drawing, and it get adopted on the model. The artefact, will show how future green building might be as well as to understand Green Architecture also known as Environment-friendly Architecture.

The article discuss the issue in relation to Green Architecture of how to have a sustainable architecture. Although, this is about Architectural Engineering but it does discuss what a green building how have in order to define as green building. Also, it does show examples of what green elements show contain. Therefore, it is helpful to understand the theory and principles behind Green Architecture.


Ragheb, A., El-Shimy, H. & Ragheb, G. 2016, “Green Architecture: A Concept of Sustainability”, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 216, pp. 778-787.

Architecture Student Chronicles. 2017. Principles of Green Architecture and Sustainability | Architecture Student Chronicles. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.architecture-student.com/sustainable-design/principles-of-green-architecture-and-sustainability/. [Accessed 11 June 2017].

Architecture Digest. 2017. These 6 New Buildings Are the Future of Sustainable Architecture Photos | Architectural Digest. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/these-6-new-buildings-are-the-future-of-sustainable-architecture. [Accessed 11 June 2017].

WebEcoist. 2017. The Future is Green: 12 Visionary Architecture Concepts – WebEcoist. [ONLINE] Available at: http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2011/02/25/the-future-is-green-12-visionary-architecture-concepts/. [Accessed 12 June 2017].

WebUrbanist. 2017. 24 Fantastic Future Wonders of Green Design & Technology | Urbanist. [ONLINE] Available at: http://weburbanist.com/2008/11/23/future-green-design-technology/. [Accessed 12 June 2017].

Major Projects: Research On Concept Designs

Over the weekends I am focusing on the visual research in futuristic green buildings and modular approach. Most futuristic concept designs seems to have different shapes and sizes or in a way to blend in with the surrounding areas. I think is idea to minimise the disruption to the natural ecosystems as possible.

In addition, I explored more green buildings and futuristic concept designs which helps me to develop more sketches for green buildings that uses different kind of design style to demonstrate what it might look like in the near future. Also was working on creating more sketches and finalised some initial sketches in terms of details and depth of the concept.

Green Buildings & Futuristic Concept Designs



ArtStation. 2017. ArtStation – Viridian Span – Adorabot, Kevin koesnodihardji. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/AoKlV. [Accessed 09 June 2017].

ArtStation. 2017. ArtStation – Scifi City, Adam Varga. [ONLINE} Available at: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/EDEg8. [Accessed 09 June 2017].

ArtStation. 2017. ArtStation – SciFi Building, Kamahl Meissner. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/A2qLo. [Accessed 09 June 2017].

ArtStation. 2017. ArtStation – Adorabot Maintenance Center 001, Kevin Koesnodihardji. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/AoZOV. [Accessed 09 June 2017].

ArtStation. 2017. ArtStation – The Halcyon – The invisible Building Concept., Ifthikhar Abdul Nasser. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Z5xW8. [Accessed 09 June 2017].

Sketchfab. 2017. Sci Fi City Building 500 by Angryfly3D – 3D model – Sketchfab. [ONLINE] Available at: https://sketchfab.com/models/f62ff7e0d38448baa584ae4f6da3a6ea. [Accessed 10 June 2017].

Sketchfab. 2017. Alien Building Tall 2 by Angryfly3D – 3D model – Sketchfab. [ONLINE] Available at: https://sketchfab.com/models/873169e7954243ce9888c6aa433afc39. [Accessed 10 June 2017].

Sketchfab. 2017. Sci-Fi Tower by Jonathan – download 3D model – Sketchfab. [ONLINE] Available at: https://sketchfab.com/models/c271103cd2f84ed3992baeda6416bbb0. [Accessed 10 June 2017].

Sketchfab. 2017. Sci Fi Building 1 by Angryfly3D – 3D model – Sketchfab. [ONLINE] Available at: https://sketchfab.com/models/817a417e5592401babe4c3db948cfc84. [Accessed 10 June 2017].

Behance. 2017. rupe house – bamboo smart farm – Behance. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/1163073/rupe-house. [Accessed 11 June 2017].

Behance. 2017. Residential architecture in Cracow – Architekt Koziel – Behance. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/53555257/Residential-architecture-in-Cracow-(designed-by-BRK). [Accessed 11 June 2017].

Behance. 2017. Yabao Hi-Tech Enterprises Headquarter Park – 10 Design – Behance. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/3746743/10-DESIGN-Yabao-Hi-Tech-Enterprises-Headquarter-Park. [Accessed 11 June 2017].

Behance. 2017. Liben 2060 – Tomas Durdis – Behance. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/1037897/Liben-2060. [Accessed 11 June 2017].

Major Project: Continuing The Primary Visual Research

Found some interesting and useful images in relation to futuristic green buildings concept designs. Some green buildings has different kind of shapes and sizes which makes more interesting as it show the architecture might change as it process.

However, another aspects I have noticed is that the term green buildings does not mean only apply with green organic materials, organic surface or solar panels. But also the way it build the building and the style of the building. Therefore, I want to perform research on the concept of Green Architecture in the next day or so, and trying to find out the theory or principles for Green Architecture.

Major Project: Research & Examples

Continuing my research and development in relation to 3D environment design. I discovered more examples and includes interactive props and 3D environment and hopefully I have enough materials to start thinking about the themes and working title for my major project development.

Example of 3D Environment Design (Abandoned City Scenery)

Creator: Everett Gunther

Abandoned City Scenery: Visual language – atmosphere (Doom)

  • Lifeless
  • Dangers
  • Hopeless
  • End of the world or new life begin
  • Lighting – warm

The creator has developed this game environment to bring to message. On one hand, this is as if is end of the world as there are nobody live in the city anymore due to zombies attack or world wars. On the other hand, this is a beginning of a new born life as everything have to rebuild. This could from a game war or zombie scene to showcase it is hopeless and lifeless after the attack. However, the lighting is warm which shows a sense of new starting point, it has very interesting meaning behind it.

Example of 3D Content & In VR Platform (Castle)

Creator: darkfejzr

Castle: Visual language – atmosphere (Protected)

  • Protected
  • Danger
  • Busy
  • Trading
  • Pursue the monarchy system

The creator has developed this 3D castle to show it pursue the monarchy system because their king has built this castle to protected the people who live there away from the outside world. On the other hand, this also indicate that people are trading in and out with other town to make a living out of it, which shows a sense of a busy environment.

Example of 3D Content & In VR Platform (House)

Creator: 133mr

House: Visual language – atmosphere (Welcoming)

  • New and unused
  • Hope
  • Welfare and rich
  • Detailed interior design
  • Functional

The creator has developed this house to showcase the great details in interior design. This is welcoming to anyone as it is new and unused in a sense that the owner must be welfare and rich in order to afford this kind of house. Also, this is a functional design which means you can actually follow this layout and print a 3D object of it.

Example of 3D Content & In VR Platform (City Scene)

Creator: Ahmed Serbest

City Scene: Visual language – atmosphere (Sunny)

  • Downtown city
  • Busy
  • Lighting – sunny
  • Summer
  • Tourist area

The creator has developed this 3D downtown city to show this is a very busy city as tourist are coming there to visit the place during summer time to enjoy the sunshine as well as viewing the city on the boat. This interactive mode enable you to inspect all aspects of the city in great details.


Everett Gunther – Environment Artist Portfolio. 2017. Abandoned City – UDK Environment. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.everettgunther.com/. [Accessed 05 April 2017].

Sketchfab. 2017. Low Poly Ultimate Pack – Castle by darkfejzr – 3D model – Sketchfab. [ONLINE] Available at: https://sketchfab.com/models/4d3de72fb9dd4907a8c190afd98aa01a. [Accessed 05 April 2017].

Sketchfab. 2017. Revava – 133mr by Mabatim – 3D model – Sketchfab. [ONLINE] Available at: https://sketchfab.com/models/ae24510fb6c0474cab36f2753f165741. [Accessed 05 April 2017].

Sketchfab. 2017. CityScene Venice Final by Ahmed Serbest – 3D model – Sketchfab. [ONLINE] Available at: https://sketchfab.com/models/40ec88fe5bbf4c0b817b256711255846. [Accessed 05 April 2017].

Major Project: Research & Examples

Continuing working on the major project research development and discovering more examples in relation to 3D environment design. I discovered some examples are interactive 3D environment design which I think this is benefit to my research as these models allows me to rotate and zoom in and out in great details.

Example of 3D Environment Design (Shine Village)

Creator: Karim Abou Shousha

Shine Village: Visual language – atmosphere (Busy)

  • Fantasy style
  • Warm and welcome
  • A small town
  • Simple and pure
  • Functional

This creator has developed these interactive 3D environment and props in such way to bring out this is a functional area in a sense that farm workers are working hard to make a living out of it. From the environment, it tells that people are wearing simple and comfortable cloths. The level of details a very high as you can zoom in and inspect each props in terms of use of colour, material and patterns.

Example of 3D Environment Design (Factory)

Creator: Denis Spichkin

Factory: Visual language – atmosphere (Abandoned)

  • Used and old
  • Functional
  • Crime scene
  • Danger
  • Messy and untidy

The creator has developed these props and make it into a factory scene to bright the story behind the scene is that this could be a crime scene as there are fire and weapons around the area. The feel and look is danger and is a functional where people are make a living out of it before it was abandoned. The use of lighting is warm as this could be near nightfall in a sense that it could be unsafe due to the place is messy and untidy.

Example of 3D Content & In VR Platform (Village)

Creator: Eunyoung Gwon

Village: Visual language – atmosphere (Happy)

  • Colourful
  • Lighting – bright
  • Fantasy
  • A small town
  • Organised and clean

The creator has developed this small town in an interactive and VR enabled format where you can video it as if you were inside the town. The use of colour is very colourful and bright in a sense that this is a busy and lifelike environment. Also the scene is organised and clean to indicate that people who live there are taking care of the place.

Example of 3D Content & In VR Platform (Urban Neighborhood Scene)

Creator: Umer Memon

Urban Neighborhood Scene: Visual language – atmosphere (Busy)

  • Colourful
  • Busy urban city
  • Lighting – bright
  • Functional
  • Spring like – hope

The creator has developed this urban city in an interactive and VR enabled format where you can view each buildings in great details in terms of materials, patterns and lighting effects. The city demonstrate that this is a busy environment where a school bus taking children to school. The scene also indicate it is spring time as some of the trees are turning yellow which means hope. I really like this kind of interaction as you can rotate the entire city to view each props and the details are very lifelike as well.


Karim Abou Shousha. 2017. Shine Village – Karim Abou Shousha. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/51146665/shine-village. [Accessed 30 March 2017].

Denis Spichkin. 2017. Factory level – Denis Spichkin. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/49953399/Factory-level. [Accessed 30 March 2017].

Sketchfab. 2017. Village by Eunyoung Gwon – 3D model – Sketchfab. [ONLINE] Available at: https://sketchfab.com/models/266a1a4062574e5da7d9b3449a5dcf18. [Accessed 30 March 2017].

Sketchfab. 2017. Urban neighbourhood Scene by umer.memon – 3D model – Sketchfab. [ONLINE] Available at: https://sketchfab.com/models/cfc10ca9a30c41458d24cf3d7ae49db3. [Accessed 30 March 2017].

Major Project: Research & Examples

Major Project Research & Examples

Working Project – 3D Environment Design/Game Characters Design.

For this major project, I would like to develop a 3D environment or game characters in great details and rendering using Unreal Engine 4 to plot the assets together. To show the details of the area, I will show it in a bird’s eye view in Unreal Engine 4 and edit the video in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Available Tools:

  • Autodesk Maya
  • Zbrush
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Unity
  • CryEngine
  • Substance Designer
  • Photoshop
  • xNormal
  • nDo2
  • Sketchfab
  • Adobe Premiere Pro

For The Game Environment Design (Artefact), I will be focusing on the following categories:

  • Modelling – Autodesk Maya
  • Texturing – Photoshop
  • Normal Maps/Baking – xNormal and nDo2
  • Rendering – Unreal Engine 4 or Unity or CryEngine

Evaluative/Analytic Comments:

To understand how the creator are manipulate with the viewer’s emotion and this is a good inspiration for the major project idea development. Therefore, I wanted to evaluate the artefact of how it communicate with the viewer in terms of colour, style and atmosphere.

Example of 3D Environment Design (Mine) 

Creator: Clinton Crumpler

Mine: Visual language – atmosphere (Doom)

  • Shadow
  • Lighting – dark
  • Dirty
  • Used
  • Functional

This creator has developed this 3D mine environment to showcase the story behind this artefact by using various of skills such as lighting to recreate a dark environment which links to doom as the environment looks as if lifeless and dirty. On the other hand, it demonstrate that it is functional in a sense of that there are workers in there to mining raw materials from the ground.

Example of 3D Environment Design (Office)

Creator: Clinton Crumpler

Office: Visual language – atmosphere (Busy)

  • Life situation
  • Busy environment
  • Lighting – warm
  • Functional
  • Organised area

This creator has developed this 3D office environment to showcase the story of functional, well organised and busy environment. A good lighting has used in a sense that it could be in a nice warn afternoon workplace. On the other hand, there are many office stationaries to indicate that it is a busy area.

Example of 3D Environment Design (Village)

Creator: Christoffer Radsby

Village: Visual language – atmosphere (Hope)

  • Anime style
  • Japanese’s building elements
  • Sky raised – e.g. the clouds
  • Clean – simple
  • Spring like – hope

This creator has developed this 3D village environment to tell the story of a Japanese fantasy anime with bright and colourful texture materials. This is as if it was coming from an anime scenes and it gives the viewer to imaging there could be dragons and monsters in this mysterious village, and the other factor is that it bring spring like atmosphere which indicates hope.

Example of 3D Characters Design (Animals)

Creator: Sherwin Williams

Animals: Visual language – atmosphere (Hope)

  • Pop art style
  • Paper artwork alike
  • Colourful
  • Lighting – bright
  • Jungle

This creator has developed these 3D characters to illustrate paper artwork alike and using pop art style colure textures. The environment has been pictured in a jungle atmosphere with bright lighting and this could indicate hope as all animals are living together peacefully. Also, these 3D characters are as if it was alive because of their emotion and detailed facial expression.


Clinton Crumpler. 2017. BEAR’S DEN – Clinton Crumpler. [ONLINE] Available at:
http://www.clintoncrumpler.com/bunker/. [Accessed 22 March 2017].

Clinton Crumpler. 2017. SAIGON – 1971 – Clinton Crumpler. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.clintoncrumpler.com/saigon/. [Accessed 22 March 2017].

Christoffer Radsby. 2017. PERSONAL – KONOHA INSPIRED VILLAGE – Christoffer Radsby. [ONLINE] Available at: http://christofferradsby.com/personal-konoha-inspired-village/. [Accessed 22 March 2017].

Alex Galuzin. 2017. Software for Game Environment Artist. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.worldofleveldesign.com/categories/game_environments_design/software-for-game-environment-artist.php. [Accessed 22 March 2017].

Behance. 2017. Behance. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/46964611/Sherwin-Williams-Safari. [Accessed 22 March 2017].