1. Junction 27 was originally designed and built by RGP Architects. Due to the expansion of the retail park, a new retail unit would need to be built.
2. Because of the lack of available site within the retail park, the proposed new retail unit would replace the new built smaller unit. This small unit will be knocked down (although the unit was quite new) and would be replaced by a bigger retail unit.
3.I believe the client has considered the profit of taking the bigger unit as more worthwhile despite the fact that they would have to demolish the existing unit.
4. I had produced the preliminary drawing which consisted of plan and elevations.
5. Interestingly, the use of 3d modelling and visual assistants was to convince the client that the new bigger unit would not block any signage of the current tenant.
6. With my own initiative, I secretly rendered another view looking towards the entrance. This is because most of the photos that I needed to use to superimpose the illustration would not be able to reveal the whole design of this project. If I used those photos, the illustration would only feature a portion of the back and the side of the building.
7. The client soon agreed and believed that the building would sit in its place without disturbing the existing tenant signage and visibility. They were also amazed with the extra view from the entrance that I’d produced.
One of the comments was, “If only we could build them this easy. It looks so real as if we could move into the building straight away.”
Well, it's not really that great, is it?
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