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As an architecture student in college, I noticed one of the major difference from kids in other majors revolved around text books. As my roommate was cycling through a new physics textbook what seemed like every month, I was using the same architectural theory book required for my first day as a freshmen. I realized that the books I was required to get retained their value throughout my schooling and now into the professional world. Even now I have a shelf full of a variety of books that I use regularly for reference, education, and inspiration. In this post, I’ll point of the types of books I have at my desk while highlighting a few of my favorites. Most if not all of them can be found available at your local bookstore or online new or used through online site like amazon.

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Interesting article that summarizes the findings of recent scientific research that correlates wellbeing and street trees:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/07/09/scientists-have-discovered-that-living-near-trees-is-good-for-your-health/

 

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What is the future of architectural visualization?

Currently the arch viz industry is about hyper realistic renderings. The drive is to achieve perfect photo realism. There are creative style decisions made with color, lighting, camera, mood etc., but photo realism is the theme.

How much further do we need to go with quality of realism? The level of realism that is achievable now is remarkable. There is always room to further perfect it, but why? Is there a need to? Magazines are filled with architectural 3d renders that nobody can tell the difference from a real photo. They say 80% of an IKEA magazine is 3d renders now. Expanding the realism would not accomplish much for the audience at this point. So, what is the next step. How can we offer more to clients in the arch viz field?

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