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By Jeff Mottle

Architizer One Rendering Challenge: Competition launched!

Image Credit: "Zoom to the Future" by VirginLemon, Non-Student Winner of the 1st Annual One Rendering Challenge

Renderings spark the imagination like nothing else in architecture. With the help of extraordinarily powerful software, visualizations form a magic bridge, taking us from drawings to completed buildings in a heartbeat. These days, almost any designer can create a rendering with an incredible degree of photorealism.

So, what next?

Nowadays, a rendering has to be more than just eye candy — it needs to tell a story about architecture, helping people envision not just what a building will look like, but how it will feel to gaze up at, live alongside and stand within. What atmosphere and emotion can you conjure with a single rendering?
This is the One Rendering Challenge:
Can you create a single rendering that tells a compelling story about architecture and its inhabitants?
Select 1st Annual One Rendering Challenge Winners and Commended Entries, clockwise from top left: “The Vent” by Dennis Allain (Dennis Allain ADI); “Zoom to the Future” by Carlotta Cominetti, Tamás Fischer and Camelia Ezzaouini (Virginlemon, Non-Student Winner); “Lifting Longyearbyen” by Brandon Bergem (University of Toronto, Student Winner); “Deadline” by Erik Peter (Pixelateit)

Competition Brief

Create one rendering that powerfully communicates an architectural form or space and the experience of those that would inhabit it. It can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale. It can take the form of a perspective, parallel projection, section, abstract or any other image format. As long as it is a computer generated visualization that portrays part or all of a building or group of buildings, it is eligible. This should be accompanied by a short description of your proposal, no more than 150 words.

Deadlines and Entry Fees

Competition Launch: June 30th, 2020

Early Bird: Enter before midnight ET Friday, November 13th, 2020: Students $35 | Non-Students $50
: Enter before midnight ET Friday, December 4th, 2020: Students $45 | Non-Students $65
: Enter before midnight ET Friday, December 18th, 2020: Students $55 | Non-Students $75

Click here for more information and to make your submission

Select 1st Annual One Rendering Challenge Commended Entries, clockwise from top left: “The First Day of Spring” by Maciej Józefiak and Rafał Stachowicz (AESDE); “Electric Rain” by Vittorio Bonapace (Vittorio Bonapace Studio); “Orchard Jenga – Start of the Night Shift” by Duy Phan (Monash University); “Dog, Bird and Man” by Toni Schade (sonaar)
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The 2nd Annual One Rendering Challenge is open for entries! Submit your rendering before the Early Bird Deadline on November 13th.

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Jeff Mottle

Founder at CGarchitect

placeCalgary, CA