- 3D Visualisations
The recent visualisation by Salvador Martz was an immediate hit. The warmth in the colour palette is complemented by the enormous diversity of materials. Thanks to the pure and serene aesthetics for which the designer is known, we find a model of elegance and craftsmanship in his portfolio.
Architect, artist and photographer Salvador Martz has been fascinated by design since childhood. Now based in Zacatecas, Mexico, he lives to transform and visualise his clients’ projects into spaces that most have never seen. The architect searches for the perfect combination of his client's wishes and his own ideas in order to achieve a restful, inspiring atmosphere that also radiates warmth, light and rich simplicity. He is a master at combining styles such as wabi sabi, modern and minimalism. As a result, he manages to create a subtle and understated style by using authentic materials, which always gives a serene and harmonious look and feel. Imagicasa would like to take you to one of his most recent visualisations, Casa Zante. This house was designed on the Greek island of Zante, which you can immediately feel by the warmth radiated by the colour palette. Martz managed to completely transform this house into a warm and pleasant place to watch the beautiful sunsets of the island. His aesthetic approach can best be described as craftsmanship and materials emphasised in their form of artisanal expression, seeing architecture as a cultural object. He translated this idea into something concrete as follows: ‘I start from the idea that rigorous observation is fundamental, for instance when visiting historical sites and buildings such as monasteries, temples, and convents. Trying to understand the origins and the building process are fundamental to get inspired.’ Furthermore, Salvador Martz generally tries to use materials from each site, in a rough and natural state with earthy and clay-like tones such as natural stone, wood and bricks. As always, the visual artist was striving for serenity and simplicity, which he managed to achieve by reflecting on which elements in a space are essential and which are not. In his opinion, this means understanding the ideas and structures of a space and knowing what is the best thing that can be done in that place to achieve a concept. His overall message with Casa Zante was as follows: ‘I would like to convey the idea that inhabiting spaces still maintains an essential dialogue between user and space. The essential needs of humans such as walking, eating and sleeping have not changed.’
a warm and pleasant place to watch the beautiful sunsets of the island
Martz also cites what he aims to achieve with these visualisations. The first impression someone gets when they see these spaces should be a sense of calm and relaxation. ‘Only then will my intervention be successful,’ says the architect. According to him, the second impression will be the discovery of materialisation and simplicity. The peacefulness that the rooms radiate and, on further observation, the unusual palette create a unique whole that is very appealing. What he enjoys most about creating is the time he spends looking at other architectural works, which fuels his creative process enormously. ‘My best advice for other young designers is to think about other complementary disciplines so you never stop creating,’ says the visual artist. In the future, Salvador Martz hopes to continue evolving as a designer and to have the freedom and opportunity to improve the quality of life and experience of the residents and the space in all types of assignments. The design of Casa Zante has already captured our imagination.
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Visualisations by Salvador Martz