Counter Projects is a Falmouth architectural visualisation and 3d illustration company. With an architectural background and many years spent within architectural practices and other design/visualisation agencies, we have a wide array of experience in providing many services to a variety of sectors, including 3d modelling, rendering, graphic design, animation and even sound design. We pride ourselves on taking visualisations to a higher level with colour, atmosphere, feeling, and high design detailing. Counter Projects is a Member of the Society of Architectural Illustration.
Two new college building designs. The first is for the agriculture department taking its design cues from traditional farm shed forms. The other replaces a long redundant existing building along a main road, using a pierced wall to define a strong edge whilst reinvigorating the public route through the site.
A very natural and romantic design by Thomas Hoblyn for the landscape around a stream that passes through the grounds of a large private house. The stream descends through various levels with stepping stones, reed filtration ponds, Monet inspired bridge, and a Japanese Tea House.
A fantastic design for a complex group of urban buildings with new pedestrian access cutting through the site at a raised level.
Commercial Images for existing offices in Bath - revamped with new window units, interiors, and a reorganised entrance space.
Showcasing an AWW design for the second and third phases of a commercial park - picking up on some of the language of the first phase and extending it with tall colonnades that bind the whole scheme together. The bright and colourful red and yellow fins immediately draw the eye to each buildings entrance.
This is a preliminary design for a fantastic wellness hotel and spa complex in Monmouth, Wales. At Counter Projects we're always trying to suit the style of visualisation to the project and client - so for this cluster of buildings with their natural materials set into a fresh and revitalising landscape we have combined traditional line drawing with photo realistic rendering but with various treatments applied in adobe photoshop to give a softer and more inviting appeal.
The latest designs for these city centre offices for AWW, led by Emma Wan and Mark Alker-Stone.
Somerdale was a chocolate factory located in Keynsham near Bristol in south west England, closed by Kraft foods in 2011. It was the home of a Cadbury plc's production facility, and was originally built by the Fry family when they expanded through consolidation of a number of existing facilities located in the centre of Bristol.
It is now being transformed into the Chocolate Quarter - with a retirement community at its heart - the development will include additional office and employment space, as well as retail outlets. Other community facilities may also be included, such as a restaurant, leisure suite, hairdressing salon, pharmacy and GP surgery.
It is hoped that the retirement community, together with the employment space, will lead to the creation of 1,000 employment opportunities within the local community.
Mark Alker Stone and James Chard of AWW Bristol lead the commercial portion of the development.
Hush Creative were commissioned to design a brand and packaging route for Sharp's Brewery's new Premium Craft Beer Range - Connoisseur's Choice - going on to win the coveted Supreme Champion packaging award at the International Beer Awards.
Counter Projects team up with Sam Goss of Barefoot Architecture for the first time to showcase this dynamic and vibrant urban development that is sure to lift the entire area of Bedminster in Bristol. Several internal courtyards help create a series of generous flats, each with their own microcosm of interior and exterior spaces.
Adam Duffill and Ian Sanders of AWW have designed this conceptual footbridge on an Indian campus. Based on the national Lotus flower, delicate petals surround the walkways, encasing a shallow pool.
Kicking off a brilliant new creative partnership with multi award winning cornish brand and packaging designers Hush Creative is our visualisation of this superb design for young upstarts Locksley Distilliary of Sheffield. There's a couple more projects in the works - and we're sure there will be many fantastic new projects in the future.
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These are interior visualisations for the first phase of the 36,500sqft commercial offices at Glassfields in Bristol. Designed to reflect the latest in contemporary architecture combined with the essence of Bristol's historical harbourside in a highly energy efficient design.
Barons Keep was built in 1937, a U-shaped range of apartment blocks designed in ocean liner style overlooking a private garden. Now with new penthouse flats built on top, the landscape design is being given a much needed redesign - with screen elements and planting containers in a complimentary style.
A visualisation of Studio Mishin's incredible staircase design for a villa in Spain - made all the more amazing when you discover that the design was built upon an existing structural shell that had been left abandoned for over a decade.
Hush Creative - the Falmouth multi award winning design studio - wanted some visualisations of their packaging concept for Halto - an ingenious fix for bruising and rubbing caused by halter neck swimwear - you can order them online at their new website: https://www.halto.co.uk/
This updated landscape scheme by Thomas Hoblyn Garden Design makes greater use of existing elements of landscape and planting whilst still introducing the grandeur and greater interconnection of the staircase.
These images were produced for our good friends at Ocula - a superb 3D design agency, and fantastic creators of 3D images and animations in their own right.
With an open brief in terms of interior design, Counter Projects worked closely with Ocula to meet the clients aspirations for this conversion of Bradford's historic 'Standard Buildings' into dynamic and fully equipped student accommodation.
Interior visualisations of a major international headquarters building for Ian Sanders at AWW.
Condominio 'P' by C+C04 Studio.
A set of ten multi-family housing apartments in Via Posada, Caligari, Italy.
The second in a series of Blenheim Bespoke interiors.
Two Houses at Stoke Poges by Living Space Architects.
One of several projects that Counter Projects has completed for Living Space Architects based in Exeter, UK. These two houses were largely based on the client's love for german prefabricated house such as Huf Haus. The two distinct designs are united by a common set of materials and shared details.
Nendo's 'Think Black Lines' furniture designs placed in the setting of Condestable House's central atrium.
Blenheim Bespoke. Coming very shortly from the masters of quality fitted furniture for the home and office.
LUX Stahlhof Belval-Ouest by AllesWirdGut Architects
A decrepit steelyard and mill in Luxembourg finds new life when it is transformed into an urban park. A hard landscape of concrete and steel is intergrated with new built elements of playful seating, geometric scultpures, sparse planting, and large-scale chess sets.
Plymouth based, award winning architect Ian Sanders and his team at AWW worked with Counter Projects to create these visualisations of a stunning proposed office development on Lagos Island in Nigeria.
Tresarca by Assemblage Studio.
Nevada is a state of two worlds, one of glitz and glamour on the Las Vegas Strip which seeks to transplant imagery from around the globe to mesmerize the minds of 40 million tourists. While the latter develops its architecture from local materials, whose vernacular represents function over form.
At Tresarca, the materials develop a layering of mass as you move from the basement to the private realm. Each layer is representational of the stratification of the nearby Red Rock Mountains. Change of materials provides the variety of textures associated with the rock formations. Crevices between the masses form an oasis where landscape and water cool the space. The mesh screen provides both a protection from the harsh sun on the interior spaces and a play of shadows among the forms.
A two-day project for David Perkins at AWW to visualise a proposed office development in Lagos, Nigeria. The development is inspired by modern Nigerian fabric design and Adire patterns. The rectilinear form maximises the available volume for the site - and is then eroded from the main frontal aspect to create a cascade of lush shared terraces.
An existing key city building at the heart of a new redevelopment is upcycled with modern cladding and a sculptural array of shading fins that are pulled to one side to expressively denote the buildings entrances.
Ian Sanders and Adam Duffill of AWW Plymouth designed this mixed development which specifically aims to cater mainly for the over 55 community whilst sharing these enhanced facilities with a broader local poulation.
Two distinct buildings - one commerical and one residential - on the riverside of a major british city, forming part of a new enhanced pedestrian route through to the city centre.
Richard Francis and Matthew Ryall led the Bristol AWW team in creating this design for an industrial premises. Solid gabion walls contrast against the finely detailed cladding system and sweeping louvres to bring this proposal a textural richness.
Kate Marrinan and Jamie Furse of AWW Bristol have designed this stunning contemporary building - assembled from a rich palette of harmonious materials - black slate, grey brick, dark brown-blue bronze, and contrasting bright yellow brass panels - punctured to reveal a warm wooden interior.
This office building, opposite Bristol's central bus station, was deemed ripe for conversion into residential accommodation by the Bristol Civic Society. This proposal by Andrew Boardman and Mark Alker Stone at AWW creates 107 residential units - a mix of studio, one and two bed apartments.
Landscape garden design for a private residential house.
Now with updated images.
Counter Projects worked with SDS Limited over a couple of months to create over 150 illustrations and 9 different animations that showcase their range of stormwater management products in residential and industrial settings.
Askew Cavanna Architects' scheme to restore the farm buildings of the listed Staunton Manor Farm as eight completely unique homes clustered around the former farmyard, incorporating modern timber clad extensions.
New additions to the "House In The Wood" project for Thomas Hoblyn Landscape & Garden Design. Two groves of truncated pyramid topiary flow through borders of tall delphiniums, with one grove ending in a hedge encircled rotunda.
A design for a new medical facility on the outskirts of a city.
This large proposed development at East Street, Southampton has been designed by Tim Forster and David Perkins at AWW Bristol. It consists of the refurbished Capital House being converted into student housing, along with eleven new town houses, each containing twelve student bedrooms, and over 350m2 of commercial unit space.
Visualisations for two different options to recycle an existing building - one residential and one commercial.
An exciting head office development for a major british organisation. Ian Sanders and his team at AWW Plymouth are responsible for this exceptional design - incorporating a light and spacial central atrium space that contains a central unit of shared offices and communal areas.
Plymouth residential development of two houses on a steep hill site designed by LSA. The houses cut into the hill with a foundation layer of garages and other ancilliary rooms - neatly creating a luscious and private raised garden area along the rear.
This is a new addition to the Bristol Development project - housing two restaurants, surrounded by a myriad of various commercial and leisure buildings, all set in an idyllic strip of green edge-of-town land.
Another fantastic project with Living Space Architects. This disused Tavistock Telephone Exchange gets a new lease of life as a set of contemporary dwellings with interior design by Cornish Interiors.
The second project that Counter Projects has completed with Thomas Hoblyn Garden Design. Two staircase options for an understated landscape design that extends along various sight lines to better incorporate the house into the grounds. The staircase acts as a boundary point between the tempered planting of topiary and pleached trees and the soon unruly grandeur of traditional woodland.
New building currently under construction for the Chippenham campus of Wiltshire College.
A two day early concept image for a major housing scheme designed by Mark Alker Stone and Matthew Ryall at AWW Bristol.
A second two-day '3d sketch' option for a car showroom / residential scheme.
A proposal for a large commercial development in north Bristol.
A fantastic city centre office for AWW, led by Emma Wan and Mark Alker-Stone. Part of a larger scheme of buildings, the pedestrian route through allows access into the green heart of the entire development, while the secure atrium provides light and circulation. These internal spaces gleam with glass and metal - all reflecting the bright sculptural staircase - a light, modern, transparent, and technological heart to the solid brick exterior envelope.
Counter Projects enjoys a highly productive and diverse relationship with Blenheim - supplying them with everything from visualisations for prospective clients to sales and product brochures.
Triple Gold Medal Winner at the Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court - Thomas Hoblyn and his team created this elegant contemporary garden with a distinct classical tone for a client in London.
Latest and final design for the large mixed-use showroom/residential development overlooking a major route into a city. Redesigned by Kara de los Reyes and Mark Alker Stone at AWW to respond to various feedback and the fast completion of several neighbouring schemes.
The Condestable's House by Tabuenca & Leache. The restored building now works as a cultural centre, and is a restrained and elegant meshing of the old and new through a fiercely traditional palette of materials and delicate hues -the perfect setting for a rampant perspex explosion of pulsing rainbow dodecahedrons.
Isay Weinfeld - a perennial favourite with Counter Projects - designed this superb spacious house in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A sunshower takes away the biting humid edge of yet another scorching day - the raindrops fall and fizz on the diamond shaped light installations.
Tower House by Andersson Wise Architects.
A summer residence built along Lake Travis, the longest of the Highland Lakes that terrace the hill country west of Austin Texas.
Cliff House In Clevedon by Bright! Architects.
This small summer house is built into the top of a steep hill, working with the terrain and existing trees to provide access and shade. Simple abstract sketchup images convey the key concepts perfectly.
A competition entry loosely based on the interior of Casa Fasano by Isay Weinfeld Architects filled with sculptural elements (sword, blood, armour, scales) that abstractly depict the tale of Saint George and the Dragon.
The Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York, by Rafael Vinoly Architects.
By the late 1990s, the School of Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture (SAUDLA) at the City College of New York (CCNY) had outgrown its home in Shepard Hall and needed a new facility. Having worked successfully on previous projects for the City University of New York (CUNY) system, which includes CCNY, Rafael Viñoly Architects was chosen for the site selection, design, and construction administration of this new building.
Single day render project of a proposed car showroom.
Livraria da Vila by Isay Weinfeld.
A bookshop spread over three floors in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with an entrance created out of a pivoting bookcase facade.
A mundane warehouse expectantly awaiting the introduction of a generatively designed pavilion by the busy people at Bimscript.
The Holt by Living Space Architects.
Another superb design by the folks at Living Space. Counter Projects were given the task of creating a sketchup model and then generating the many elevations required for this building's angled wings with a more legible three dimensional feel. Luckily the model was so good it was even used to provide all the other images required.