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1. Farnsworth House or fantasy?

 

2. Country escape or counterfeit?

 

3. Modern home or make-believe?

 

4. Dwelling or deception?

 

5. Seaside escape or simulation?

 

6. Runway or reproduction?

 

7. Tower or trickery?

 

8. House or hoax?

 

9. Pad or pixels?

 

10. Residence or rendering?

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Images 1 through 7 are renderings, and images 8 through 10 are photographs:

1. Alessandro Prodan generated this representation of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House using Maya.

2. This portfolio piece by The Archibox shows off the visualization firm’s expertise depicting the ways fabrics crease and fold.

3. Another portfolio piece – this one by Cameron Aitkenhead, who now works primarily as an illustrator, based in Australia.

4. 3D visualization firm Image London generated this view of a residential interior.

5. Reflected and internal illumination add depth to this rendering by Alvaro Gentile.

6. Tiltpixel of Houston, Texas, works with firms to visualize across a range of categories, including exterior spaces like this one.

7. Another from Tiltpixel – this time, a view of Gensler Architects’ Capitol Tower in Houston.

8. Despite its seemingly impossible futuristic lines, Jurgen Mayer H’s Dupli Casa outside Ludwigsburg, Germany, is very real.

9. Villa Amanzi in Phuket, Thailand, is not only real – it’s open for business. Designed by Original Vision, this villa is available for rent.

10. Edward Ogosta Architecture, known for stunning residences near and far from its Culver City office, designed Four Eyes House in California’s Coachella Valley. The same project is also captured in the photo at the very top of the page.

If you liked this story, check out Fab or Fake? The Best Improbable Architecture.

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