Cancun Resort rendering project with Karim Rashid

Purpose: Karim Rashid was designing a new addition for the Temptation Cancun Resort, and he needed a reliable team to take care of the 3d renders.
Project status: Finished
Location: Mexico, Cancun.
Produced in Bucharest, Romania
Year: 2018

Back in 2018 when Karim contacted us, we just started our rendering business – we were in the actual progress of learning the skill of photorealist visualization. So if you’re curious to see where we started from, stick with us!

Karim Rashid and Ada Tache were very clear in communicating the brief, so we had no problem hitting the target from the first try. Karim made a lot of sketches of each space, and each object he designed – such as the “Raindrop Wall” you see in the axonometry below. Ada made sure we received the technical drawings of the space, the digital copies of the prints that were going to be used on the walls or on the floor, and clear instructions on which material was going to be used on every surface.

Axonometry of the Temptation Cancun Resort redesigned by Karim Rashid
This axonometry was actually an extra render we offered to Karim Rashid, so his client will better understand the overall design of the space.
Restroom entrance with sketch created by pink designer Karim
Karim sent us a sketch he made specifically for this wall, and we visualised it into an LED installation.
Lobby Rendered View of Temptation Resort
Render from the lobby, towards the bar.
Yellow Buffet designed by Karim Rashid and visualized in 3d
The yellow buffet designed by Karim Rashid.

Here’s another pink project of ours, an Instagramable chair designed and built by us for Megamall Bucharest.


Pink design restaurant render
The Rain restaurant of the Temptation Resort in Cancun, Mexico. The 3D, undulating LED tubes give the impression of a white, straight and powerful rain.
Temptation Resort restaurant render
The Temptation Resort restaurant. View towards the bar and the blue Raindrop Wall designed by Karim Rashid.
Terrace view of the Cancun Resort
Terrace view of the Cancun Resort. The B-Line Hoop chairs are also designed by Karim Rashid.

Later edit: We have developed our rendering skills quite a bit since then. You can scroll through more projects by us here.


Monica Safta Arhitect and 3d artist at Overlap space
Published in July 2020.
By Monica Safta, arhitect @OVERLAP.SPACE

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Monica Safta, founder at OVERLAP

Monica Safta

architect & 3D artist - Bucharest/Brasov, Romania
My colleagues say I'm the creative powerhouse here in our studio. I just like to put my unaltered thoughts into the physical world.

That was the flame that ultimately materialized into our studio. And we keep it true to ourselves.
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Razvan Socol

architect, 3D artist, brand strategist & digital marketer.
I'm a 31 years young architect, former digital marketer and graphic designer.

I dare to say that I'm self-taught, since traditional education isn't ever enough. I like to get out of my comfort zone and learn, adapt, overcome.

Challenge(s) accepted.
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Alex Magureanu

structural engineer - Bucharest
With 13 years of experience in hundreds of construction sites and projects, my role is to make all the creative ideas possible.

I have a strong passion for new technologies in the construction area, passive homes and - I know it's a stereotype - automotive & racing.
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Living in Copenhagen definitely changed the way I approach architecture, seeing the impact it has on human behaviour and psyche.

In one way or the other, I focus on solving social problems when designing pretty much anything.


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