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Model Download: Barcelona Pavilion



Claudio Andres shares this model of the classic Barcelona Pavilion by Mies Van Der Rohe.

Blender 3D Architect writes:

There are several ways to improve your skills on architectural visualization, but practice is one of the most important aspects of fine-tuning your technique. If you don`t have any projects designed by yourself to practice, you can always find some classic buildings with tons of information available on the web to exercise. A couple of days ago an artist posted on Blend Swap a full model of the Barcelona Pavilion from Mies van der Rohe. The model has 23 MB and was all rendered using Blender Cycles. This is a nice example of a classic building that could be used to practice modeling, rendering and post-production for architecture.

If you don`t like the light or textures from claudio andres, which is the author, you are free to change it.


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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Nice work I looked at the original picture and saw that you choose in some places different materials I am not sure the dimensions are correct The building looks low compared to the original but that can also be the camera point or the perspective. Also the dimension (thickness) of the roof looks to big and the black edge of the roof makes it looks heavy You should add the stainless steel columns and change the detail of the stone hanging over the water Also make the window frames smaller I think Mies van der Rohe wouldn't use them at all if it that was possible to make it look completely transparent.
    The comments are on the architecture and what the architect wants to show but without the original I couldn't tell. Overall a great job

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