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As we welcome 2022, some of us are considering their destination for a holiday. Continuing our review of 2021, AIMIR’s selected 5 impressive hotel and resort projects with the best architectural visualization works.
Hotels and resorts, as a destination where people relax and entertain themselves, is truly original experiences. AIMIR’s best 5 hotel and resort projects of 2021 reflects the vision of an independent ideology. All of them combines thought-provoking design, local knowledge, and cultural programming to immerse yourselves. On top of that, amazing ArchViz production stories are involved.
A shortlisted design for Huidong Vacation House competition! A luxuriant forest covers these vacation houses in the deep mountain of Huidong, Guangdong Province. Three wald houses sit not far from each other, where an outdoor amphitheater sitting next to that people can gather for.
AIMIR’s 3D renderings depict a full-of-story place. Because these vacation houses are located in deep forests, our 3D artists had put plenty of attention on landscaping.
#4 Naladhu Island Resort, Maldives
Find your travel muse and get inspired by this ocean house in Maldives. A combination of typical seaside resort exterior and modern and classic interior.
Step into this glorious private island through AIMIR’s 3D renderings, with its brilliant beach, elegant rooms, and cultural indulgences. These images can be found on their website on booking pages. For real estate companies, 3D Architectural Visualization is a perfect tool for marketing.
Three renders tell a story about this RV resort, a new plan for Fredericksburg area. This area developed over many years in a unique German Hill Country style based on stone building material.
As an irreplaceable tool for marketing, 3D rendering & animation provide a truly engaging experience for their viewers. We have created 3D renderings and a 40-second animation to demonstrate the resort. These works were used in marketing promotion and received positive results.
Extra points go to this hotel, given the magnificent seaside setting for a relaxation space and an indoor swimming pool. This hotel is situated by the sea, and the view is visible through large ceiling-to-floor glass windows and doors.
These renderings beautifully depict the streamlined ceiling and wall design, along with the marble floors. AIMIR, as a professional ArchViz service provider, created these two renderings in 4 days.
#1 Riverside Wharf, Miami, USA
Snaking its way through downtown, this historic river will be home to the Riverside Wharf, a 10-story entertainment complex which will bring new life to this area. With a 165-room luxury property from Dream Hotel Group, it will officially open in 2025.
Our 3D renderings accelerated the reporting process to Miami city, and got this project approved. For such a huge project, AIMIR has been following it from 2020. 3D Architectural Visualization is a versatile tool for demonstrating the ideas.
These sum up the best 5 hotel and resort projects from 2021. Hope you can get some inspiration from them, to dream, to experience, to create. Our review of 2021 is still on board, please follow AIMIR to get updates on more topics and themes. If you have any topic you’d like to see, or any interesting projects coming, you’re welcome to talk to our professional architectural visualization studio.
As part of our review of 2021, here are 5 renderings of residences we’ve selected from 2021 projects. We look at the houses, apartments, cottages, villas, and any other types of homes which provide a private space for living.
Hope these photorealistic visual works would share a hint of inspiration, or a sheer of enjoyment.
#5 Joyce House, New Jersey, USA
In its extension of an American-style residence in New Jersey, the architect added a 2-story frame garage that went along the same style with the existing primary house.
The added garage contains two stories of spaces for parking and guest suite respectively. It is animated with a mix of different façade treatments, including masonry and standing seam metal roofing.
With the help of AIMIR’s 3D rendering, the project was approved. This two-and-half-story masonry dwelling now can be accessed through the paver driveway which leads to the new garage.
#4 212 Front St House, California, USA
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A two-story cottage with standing seam metal roofing and brick and inset windows. The white fish scale shingles and grill add a playful mood to the whole house.
AIMIR’s 3D renderings create a simple and elegant rustic but modern dwelling. The model was not complete when the production started, a lot of details were added at that time, such as trims, posts, window skirts, and brackets. As an ArchViz consultant, AIMIR always enjoy giving advice and enriching the design together with the clients.
#3 Community Development, La Caña, Dominican Republic
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Facing the Caribbean Sea, this residential community is part of a huge master plan for the locals. The architecture is inspired by famous coastal architecture such as Alys Beach, Mediterranean cities.
Not only 3D renderings, an animation was created for this community as well. The model was modified a couple of times during the production. AIMIR had cope with the issues fast and smart.
An excellent story about how this project was created, and how it sells more with AIMIR’s suggestions. As an ArchViz consultant, AIMIR gave suggestions after the final delivery, which surprised the client and helped the presentation a great deal.
Situated on Main Street in Hackensack, this mixed-use project is 12 miles from Manhattan town. It will be the new addition to Main Street. The brick, loft-style façade interprets the residential character of the neighborhood with three different veneers that create depth found in traditional brick buildings.
We can’t express how much we love this project, just as we can’t value how much AIMIR’s team had devoted into creating this project. It is a project starting with one single conceptual sketch. With 25 units, this 3-story apartment building is showcasing to its future residents.
Confronted with the situation where the design was not finished yet, AIMIR’s team built the model from sketch and revised it again and again together with the architect.
That’s 5 residences AIMIR has selected from 2021’s projects. Including apartment, cottage, house and residential community. We hope you like them, or part of them.
No matter you need them for marketing, presentation, reporting, or fundraising, there is nothing like a creative 3D rendering to show off your exciting idea! AIMIR has been providing high-end ArchViz works since 2006. If you have any exciting project, please don’t hesitate to contact our architectural visualization studio!
As the first batch of demonstration bases for innovation and entrepreneurship in the country, Pidu District boasts ample science and education resources, and huge domestic demands for science and innovation enabled transformation. In particular, Qingshuihe River connects Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Park, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, a trillion-yuan-size electronic information base, Guodun projects, etc. Building the Qingshuihe River Pidu High-tech Section into a science and technology innovation corridor to lead the development of the western electronic information industry, and a demonstrative window showcasing Chengdu’s “science and innovation leadership, intelligent manufacturing enablement, college-locality co-prosperity, and industry-city integration” is of a profound development foundation and broad development prospects.
In order to earnestly implement the guidelines of the 15th Party Congress of Pidu District, be tightly centered on the target positioning of “Splendid Pidu, a Highland of Science and Innovation”, and anchor the overall layout of “one core, two corridors and three area”, Pidu District hereby solicits the Overall Planning of Qingshuihe Science and Innovation New City, Pidu District, Chengdu and the International Consulting Scheme for Urban Design from outstanding global design institutions, aiming at raising the innovation level, upgrading the industries and creating the park communities of Pidu District through the planning and design of Qingshuihe Science Innovation New City, building a Highland of Science and Innovation that is friendly for living, industry and innovation, creating a new future urban center and a new engine for transformation and development, accelerating the pace of independent technological innovation, propelling leap from an “entrepreneurship and innovation base” to a “Highland of Science and Innovation”, as well as creating an influential innovation source in the west, a visible industrial cluster, and a competitive talent habitat.
Adopting the method of global public solicitation, the solicitation sincerely invites top-level consultation and design institutions with planning and design experience from home and abroad to join, so as to eventually attain the Overall Planning of Qingshuihe Science and Innovation New City and the Scheme for Urban Design with high standard and high quality.
Project name: Global Scheme Solicitation of Overall Planning and Urban Design of Qingshuihe Science and Innovation New City
Project location: Southwest of Pidu District, Sichuan, China (including Youhai Street, Deyuan Street, Xiyuan Street and Pitong Street.)
21km away from Tianfu Square, Qingshuihe Science and Innovation New City is adjacent to Nanbei Avenue of Pidu District in the east, Wangcong Middle Road and Metro Line 6 in the north, Wenjiang District in the south, and Dujiangyan City in the west with a total scale of about 106 square kilometers, among which: The urban area is about 35 square kilometers, and the rural area covers about 71 square kilometers.
The consulting work mainly includes two aspects: First, the overall planning of the Qingshuihe Science and Innovation New City, Pidu District； second, the overall urban design of the Qingshuihe Science and Innovation New City, Pidu District. It is required to form the overall consultation scheme that integrates planning and design and dovetails industrial functions and spatial morphology via unifying the overall planning and overall urban design.
Chengdu Shudu Urban Construction Co., Ltd.
Qualifications and Requirements of Applicants
1. Application requirements
This consultation adopts a global public application method. Design units/teams with relevant design experience in China and abroad may apply for participation. The following qualification requirements must be met upon application:
A. Applicants in China must meet the following qualification requirements:
The design unit/team in China must have certification documents of legitimacy within the valid period of operation, and must be an independent corporate legal person or other organization or a legally authorized branch unit (if the applicant is an institution in Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan region), it must have a legal business and design license in its location)；
The design unit/team must possess Grade A qualification for urban and rural planning preparation issued by the competent administrative department；
The parent company, wholly owned subsidiary and its holding company with two and more legal representatives as the same person must not apply at the same time.
B. Applicants outside China must meet the following qualification requirements:
The overseas design unit must be a legally registered design unit in the locality (a copy of the domestic registration certificate of the enterprise affixed with its company fresh seal must be provided)
2. Participation method
The design unit/team is allowed to apply in the form of a consortium. When applying for a consortium, a Consortium Agreement must be provided. The number of consortium members should not exceed two, and all consortium parties must not participate in the solicitation in their own names or form a consortium with other design units/teams.
Institutions from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, China or foreign institutions independently participating in the consultation without Grade A qualification for urban and rural planning shall join with a Grade A qualified planning and design institution to complete the subsequent scheme optimization after being selected.
3. Team requirements
According to the characteristics of this solicitation, team members to be involved should be the registered personnel of the design unit/team, including but not limited to planning, architecture, and landscape professionals:
If the design unit/team is an overseas unit/team, in order to ensure that the project designers have an accurate understanding of the Chinese background and related requirements, there should be at least one person who is proficient in Chinese among the project designers.
The chief designers participating this solicitation need to be experienced in presiding design of similar projects, and must participate in the whole design process directly (the chief designer must have at least participated in the work report and scheme review report of solicitations in person). During the solicitation, if the chief designer does not match the team member profile submitted in the qualification review materials, the host has the right to cancel the participation qualification of the design agency.
Since January 1, 2017 (subject to the time of contract signing), there is at least 1 similar performance in planning and design, and the performance must be the winning bid (selected) plan that has been adopted and is being implemented or has been put into use, and provide contract or other proof materials.
Application time of this consultation is 9:00-17:00 from January 8, 2022 to January 18, 2022 (Beijing time, similarly hereinafter).
Application materials may be submitted via the following two methods:
Method 1: In-person
Applicants must deliver the completed application form, application materials and other paper-based documents of application materials to the following address: Attached No. 201, No. 148, Rongxiang Road, Sanhe Street, Xindu District, Chengdu City, Recipient: Ms. Liu, Ms. Cao, Tel: 189 8193 8999 (The delivery time of materials refers to the service time when materials are sent to the host, and documents received after the deadline will be rejected). The application materials should be preferably printed on both sides and bound in a volume, and the size of the text should be A4. Submit 1 copy of paper materials and electronic documents consistent with the content of the paper materials (affixed with an official seal, if it is a consortium, all members of the consortium must affix their official seals or sign)；
Method 2: Internet
Method 2: Applicants shall, before the deadline of application, send application documents such as the completed application forms and application materials in PDF format after signing and affixing their seals to the designated email: email@example.com. At the same time, applicants should take the initiative to contact and confirm the delivery status of the application materials, and bear the risk that the application materials may not be delivered in time due to accidents in the e-mail sending process.
3. For details of application material contents and requirements, please refer to Appendix 1 Global Scheme Solicitation Documents of Overall Planning and Urban Design of Qingshuihe Science and Innovation New City, Appendix 2 Application Form of Global Scheme Solicitation of Overall Planning and Urban Design of Qingshuihe Science and Innovation New City, and Appendix 3 Consortium Agreement.
A. This consultation is divided into two phases: Phase I — Open application and selection； Phase II — Scheme preparation and review.
Phase I — Open application and selection
Issue global solicitation announcement for public application and select 3 finalist units/teams after the evaluation of selection jury (ranked in sequence).
Phase II — Plan preparation and review.
The 3 finalists that pass the final review of competent administrative department should submit their deliverables in accordance with the Design Brief, and expound their schemes in accordance with drawing order； in combination with deliverables of the finalists, the jury conducts comprehensive comparison and review, and ranks the winning schemes for recommendation； the host shall report recommendations of the jury to the competent administrative department to determine the selected institution for undertaking the subsequent planning and design work.
B. The 3 units/teams that have submitted deliverables and won bonuses during the solicitation will respectively receive a bonus of 3 million yuan (including tax)； the eventual winner will receive a bonus of 8 million yuan as the fee of the service contract of this consultation and the scheme development (including tax).
Requirements of Design Deliverables
Design deliverables should comply with relevant regulations, standards and design codes of the state, Sichuan Province and Chengdu City, including but not limited to the follow contents: Overall positioning, development goals, industrial development planning, spatial layout mode, phased construction plan, operational planning, etc.
All deliverables submitted by consulting design institutions shall meet the following requirements:
The number of review boards is 8 (only 8 boards will be accepted), in A1 size (594mm x 841mm)； the drawing board shall be attached with a description of sequence or serial numbers.
15 sets of the detailed deliverable text, bound in A3 size with coated paper, may be attached with relevant drawings in A2 or A1 size (attached drawing paper type is decided by oneself)
2 electronic deliverables (in USB disc).
Multimedia presentation files (PPT and other common video formats of Windows system). Presentation duration should be within 25 minutes, including 3D animated videos related to the project.
Validity of design deliverables
Documents that are delivered before the specified deadline and meet the requirements of the Design Brief are deemed as valid design deliverables, while other documents under one of the following circumstances will be considered as invalid design deliverables:
Design deliverables that are delivered after the deadline；
Design deliverables with altered contents after submission；
Where more than half (including half) of the expert jury members determine that design deliverables are not original, have been already published, are identical to other design schemes, or fail to meet requirements of Design Brief in terms of design deliverables’ extent；
Copyright Issues and Law
The right of authorship in all design deliverables of the solicitation belongs to the design units/teams, while all submitted design deliverables will not be returned to the design units/teams. The host is entitled to use of all design deliverables for free, including announcement of review results after the review, as well as introduction, display and evaluation of design deliverables via media, specialized journals, specialized books or other forms.
Design units/teams should ensure all contents in design deliverables are their original work without any materials infringing the intellectual property rights of third parties. In case of an infringement act, the infringing design units/teams must bear all legal consequences themselves, and will be disqualified from the solicitation.
All materials (text, drawings, electronic data, etc.) provided by the host are protected by copyright. Any unit or individual must not copy, adapt, distribute, publish, lend or transfer these materials without authorization, otherwise corresponding legal liability will be ascertained according to law, and the unit or individual will be disqualified from the solicitation.
Rules of this solicitation are governed by the laws of the People’s Republic of China. The solicitation work and all documents are subject to the Chinese laws. Should negotiation fail in case of a dispute, both parties agree to submit to the Chengdu Arbitration Commission for arbitration.
Prior to the end of the solicitation, design units/teams or their designers must not disclose, publish or display design deliverables in any form unless the host permits, otherwise the corresponding legal liability will be ascertained according to law, and the units/teams or their designers will be disqualified from the solicitation.
Right of interpretation: The host reserves the right of the final interpretation of this consultation and relevant documents. The interpretation language shall be Chinese.
The holiday season is coming to a close, so attention is shifting to year-end review season. 2021 has brought us some incredible projects. You may have had some really good projects to share, but you never know what’s AIMIR is bringing for you.
So, here you are, dear audience, 10 architectural visualization projects to kick off the New Year. Don’t miss the bonus project in the end!
#10. Community Development, La Caña, Dominican Republic
Facing the Caribbean Sea, this community is part of Bahia Principe’s new master plan for the locals. It is inspired by famous coastal architecture such as Alys Beach, Mediterranean cities, and traditional-American residential design.
AIMIR created both 3D rendering and animation for this beautiful community, which pictured a unique but familiar setting for new residents along this beach-side development.
At AIMIR, we look at non-commissioned work as opportunities to get our team’s creativity fly high when we take good care of regular projects. KCP Apartment in Japan is a project from 2020. We have created two non-commissioned renderings under the consent of its architect.
If you want to share your 3D model with AIMIR and see your architecture in our inspiration and creativity, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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#8. One Monument Plaza, Troy, New York, USA
This new mixed-use apartment in front of Monument Square on River Street in Troy, New York is on board for construction soon. This is a beautiful complex in the center of Troy, along Huston River, to bring a new landscape to the city.
As a major piece of a presentation to the public, 6 renderings were created by AIMIR to make it appealing and persuasive.
A private project of a luxury apartment in LA. The brown tones and natural materials bring soothing warmth to this moodily lit interior. The tonal combination creates a look of comfortable, modern, and utmost sophistication. It’s all about consistency and harmony.
The Summer House is a challenging project for AIMIR, because the client asked for custom furniture, as well as a very strict sense of the atmosphere. On top of these, it hadan urgent deadline of 14 days.
A beautiful private island in Maldives with only 20 private vacation houses. The resort was undergoing a total redesign & reopened in November 2021. These 3D renderings are used on their website, pamphlets, and social media for marketing.
Realistic exterior and interior views are created for this resort, all based on the site photos.
A giant glass sphere floating on the street in Los Angeles. AIMIR’s 3D renderings helped won the Innovation & Technology in the Built Environment prize in Los Angeles Business Council aka LABC’s 51st Annual Architectural Awards
This public space provides a platform for people to occupy and interact with. The whole sphere is a LCD screen, creating potential for advertisement.
A luxury RV resort in Fredericksburg, Texas. This area developed over many years in a unique German Hill Country style based on stone building material. The purpose for this project is to show the design protects and enhances the experience of unique Hill Country character.
This RV resort is under renovation now and will be open to the public in late 2022. AIMIR has created 3D renderings and a 40-second animation to demonstrate the resort.
Wilshire Courtyard project is a redevelopment of an existing office complex in Los Angeles and transforming the underutilized site into a new mix-used destination on LA’s highly desirable Miracle Mile.
AIMIR created three story-telling 3D renderings to help the architects get approval of Los Angeles’ City Council.
#2. Second & Peabody Project, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
This stunning project is a reimagined plan for Second & Peabody mixed-use development which consists of three towers, featuring various function such as hotel, commercial, parking, and residential. Three towers form a “KITE” shape to open up the views in the center of the city.
Read on the article and learn how AIMIR complete this 3D rendering & animation project in 10 days, and how the works in turn highlight the presentation!
Keeping up with the rapid development in Miami, the Riverside Wharf, located on the river near downtown Miami, will be a hospitality-driven entertainment complex and is scheduled to open to the public in 2025.
AIMIR is excited to bring to fruition the dream and vision Miami has had for its waterfront entertainment district by creating this unbuilt Riverside Wharf photorealistic renderings. This project is divided into three phases, which were in May, September and November 2021 respectively.
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the Unicorn Island in Chengdu is a mixed-use masterplan for over 70,000 researchers, office users, residents and visitors. It includes a Start-up Center, Future Fortress, Turbine Park, and other spaces.
AIMIR was super thrilled to create the interior for the Start-up Center, a convention & exhibition place in 2018. We added this project to this year’s Top10 review is because ZHA just granted to publish these fantastic renderings not long before in 2021.