Sometimes buildings just fly…

Sometimes buildings just fly…

Official poster of the next Architecture and Design Film Festival of London, taking place in mid September!

Official poster of the next Architecture and Design Film Festival of London, taking place in mid September!

Summer break!!

Summer break!!

Northwest sector still…

Northwest sector still…

3 years ago I made “Medusa”…I think it’s time to show a bit of it behind the scenes.

Gardening time!

Gardening time!

Creating chaos..

Creating chaos..

You know what they say…if the building is ugly..just add some trees to cover it up…

You know what they say…if the building is ugly..just add some trees to cover it up…

Getting some rest of 3d modelling by now and starting to play with plain-colored-not-yet-textured geometry…as you can see, still a long way to go

Getting some rest of 3d modelling by now and starting to play with plain-colored-not-yet-textured geometry…as you can see, still a long way to go

A sepia view of the model so far…

A sepia view of the model so far…

The U.S. Department of the Treasury…right next to the White House East Wing

Eisenhower’s New Executive Building 3D model finished!

Some close ups of the buildings under construction…

The White House has never been so white….

White House Grounds - The mesh

The White House complex is not as simple as it seems.

Washington D.C. is, topographically speaking, mainly flat. However, there are slight variations in topography, which, in the area of the White House, tend to fall down to the river Potomac in very smooth slopes.

The green areas next to the White House complex are, instead, a bit more tricky. Due to a constant arrival of expansions the whole area has suffered from artificial transformations of the terrain. We can notice all this while we take a walk around the buildings, finding from tiny and curvy hills in the southern lawns to steep slopes in the northern ones… or even sudden changes of level hold by breast walls right next to the central building.

It can seem, by looking at the renderings below, that everything is flat, however, if you pay attention carefully, you will notice all these topographical variations.