Journey of an Architect is a blog started by Tim Ung to document his journey to design 30 projects by the age of 30 (May 2020). His posts focus on his design process, thoughts, struggles, and successes throughout his journey.

Finalizing the Timber Residential Skyscraper Design Renders

Finalizing the Timber Residential Skyscraper Design Renders

After a month and a half of designing the Timber Residential Skyscraper, I’m excited to say that I’ve completed the project ahead of the deadline! Over the past week, I focused on developing the final renderings for the project, which took the most time because I had to set perspectives, materials, and Photoshop each one. Here are the final renderings for the Timber Residential Skyscraper.

View from the Duke Ellington Statue

The first view that I focused on was a perspective taken from the Duke Ellington Circle right outside of the building. This perspective was an important one to have for the project because it shows the building within its context. You can see that there’s a tall brick building located across the street from the Timber Residential Skyscraper that has an octagonal floor plan. At the circle, there’s the statue of Duke Ellington, large platforms, and trees that line the street cutting through the circle. Directly to the left of the perspective is the north eastern tip of Central Park.

View of the Residential Tower from the Terrace

The second view that I rendered was a perspective taken on the private terrace accessible only to tenants of the building. This view captures the public space where tenants can spend their day outdoors. The terrace overlooks the Duke Ellington circle as well as central park. In this perspective, you can see the wood slat rainscreen façade and the offset balconies for units on every floor.

View of the Tower’s Facade

The next view that I rendered was a perspective on the terrace looking up at the south façade of the building. This perspective shows the vertical wood slat rainscreen façade that offsets on every floor with the balconies and creates a barrier at the sliding doors of the units. This allows tenants to safely open their sliding doors during warmer weather to allow fresh air to enter their unit. The wood slat façade also frames the windows and creates the handrails for balconies.

View Inside a Residential Unit

The last view that I focused on was the interior of the residential unit showing the view outside of the window as well as the open kitchen and living room design. This perspective shows a possible configuration with a large island with a stainless steel sink and concrete top. The view outside of the window is a luxury residential building across the street from the corner of Central Park. To the right of the window – not visible in the view – is Central Park.

Next Steps

Now that the renderings are complete, I need to export the floor plans and sections of the building. Then, I’ll create a dedicated page for the project where you’ll be able to find all of the drawings and renderings in one area of Journey of an Architect. This project was fun and I’m excited that I was able to finish it before the end of the year!

Thank you for following my progress and stay tuned for more!

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Finalizing the Timber Residential Skyscraper Design

Finalizing the Timber Residential Skyscraper Design