Architectural Visualisation: Richard Meier’s Church of 2000 in Rome

Roberto sent us this exquisite visualisation of Richard Meier’s Jubilee Church, Rome. Roberto built the model in Autocad architecture (ex architectural desktop) with rendering and animation via 3d studio max 9 using the internal mental ray release 3.5.

It is a beautiful animation that makes a very timely post as its Christmas Day šŸ™‚

According to ever informative ArcSpace, the parish church ‘for the year 2000’ was conceived as a new center for a somewhat isolated housing quarter on the outskirts of Rome. The triangular site is doubly articulated to divide the sacred realm to the south, where the nave is located, from the secular precinct to the north, and to separate the pedestrian approach from the east from the parking lot to the west.

You can download a high resolution version of the movie via

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. teillu - December 25, 2007

    Wow, wow, wow! What a great work, Roberto! Great level for a educational work! Are the ceramic tiles modelled individually? Sure it’s hard to make the texture follow that spherical path and make them look perfect in the corners! Great!

    Happy Xmas and Happy New Year for all the DU staff!

  2. Anonymous - December 27, 2007

    thanks for compliments Teillu. White concrete is an Uvw spherical map.
    Happy Xmas
    Roberto De Angelis

  3. Anonymous - February 17, 2009

    very impreesive visual.

  4. Anonymous - April 15, 2009

    Roberto, great work!
    please, tell me, what technique do you used to make the building constructing? animated boolean??
    Thank you


Leave a Reply to Anonymous Cancel reply