A concrete house designed to balance over the edge of a hillside in Kazakhstan is the latest addition to our series of stories featuring photo-realistic renderings (+ slideshow).
Named ImagineHouse, the one-room residence is designed by A.Masow Design Studio for a woodland area located 15 kilometres outside of Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city.
"The customer required a home that will be isolated from the noise, dirty air and bustle of the city," explained architect Almasov Aibek.
Clear glass walls will surround the building, sandwiched between a pair of thick concrete slabs for the floor and roof. Wooden louvres positioned over the glass will offer shading and some privacy.
Solar panels will be fitted to the roof to provide electricity, while rainwater will be collected and stored beneath the house so that it can be purified and recycled.
Almasov Aibek modelled the building in 3ds Max during the design process, then used Adobe Photoshop to create the life-like presentation images. "I mentally lived in this project for several days," he told Dezeen.
Professional visualiser Henry Goss recently told Dezeen that "the addition of real world imperfections" is making it difficult to tell the difference between renderings and photographs, while architect Magnus Ström claims that investing in quality CGI is "more effective than advertising".
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