Architectural Visualisation: NONtext Architecture Project Rotterdam

With approaching 50 posts in our Architectural Visualisation thread it is interesting the ones that we rate highly, the following is one of our favorites to date.

Produced as a third year project by Frank Morel at the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology the animation goes to show the power of minimalism:

Based around the redesign and expansion of an existing 60’s office building in Rotterdam the animation by Frank Morel with Architectural Design by Martijn de Geus, Wessel Loevendie, Frank Morel and Rob Wesselink stands out amongst the trend for photorealism.

In short we think its great, especially the cars…

Author Bio

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


  1. MavDude - June 7, 2008

    Nice animation! I wouldn’t mind seeing a tutorial on that. Animating the building process… how do you do it with a complete building?

  2. M D G - June 14, 2008

    Nice to hear you guys like the movie. I think it also really helped in explaining the concept and idea behind the building in a very simple and elegant way.

    For more info on the project, and a selection of indoor renderings (+ a really nice night render!) check:



  3. robwesselink - August 25, 2008


    Of course I do agree with Martijn,

    you can also chek out some extra information about the porject on –> Architecture –> Projects –> Nontekst Rotterdam.

    Rob Wesselink

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