A bit about me. I’m an architecture & planning graduate, property development researcher and a freelance architectural visualisation artist. I have a passion for promoting urban development as well as researching and assessing the impact high density developments have on the cityscape, especially in smaller regional towns and cities.
About Future Skylines
Future Skylines is a passion project and platform to share a hobby and interest that will hopefully benefit others as well as inform people to the development occurring in our cities across the country.
I have been modelling buildings in SketchUp since high school when I created ‘speedbuilds‘, timelapses of modelling buildings. As my interests in urbanity begun to shift towards taller buildings, especially, the impact high density developments have in smaller regional towns and cities, this hobby matured into creating what skylines could look like in the future. Most of this work consisted of quick mockups in Google Earth, but gradually begun to evolve into more detailed modelling projects, with a focus on Bristol and Reading. Having been researching the developments occurring in the South of England for the past few years, Portsmouth became a fascinating case study as it is set to embrace tall buildings in the coming years to meet the very high housing quota imposed on the city. However, the scope of the project was too big and lacked vision, so it subsequently was put on the backburner, though many schemes were fully modelled.
After 3 years of work and following lots of interest from various architecture forums and local organisations, this project has now launched. The aim is that this site will not only serve as a platform for me host and showcase my work, but also as a resource where models can be downloaded for use in Google Earth and highlight the development occurring in our regional cities.