ZOA is a visualization and animation studio based in Budapest, Hungary. Our focus is 3D architectural and industrial visualization. We've been working together and creating architectural animations as well as photorealistic 3d renderings since the year of 2000. We create animations and still renditions for the real estate market in Central and Eastern Europe and far beyond the region. We undertake complete visualization projects and branding solutions for office / residential / mix-used developments and industrial applications both exterior and interior. As designers and 3d artists we work under continuous client supervison, so that we can deliver the most powerful solutions to our partners.

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The Budapest One is a 70 thousand square meter office park in the western gate of the capitol of Hungary, developed by Futureal. The area provides excellent traffic connections by the country’s biggest multimodal interchange. Here start the M1, M7 highways leading to Vienna and the lake Balaton, the Kelenföld Trainstation and also the terminal point for buses, trams and metro line 4, so it can be reached easily from anywhere.

Beside the high class offices, there are also commercial units and with the widespreaded green areas it can be a possible meeting and recreation place too. Our job was not just visualizing the building itself but also show these functions and connections. Revealing how the area becomes the center of the western city side by the development, using the relationship with it’s wide environment.

Developer: dr. Berki János – Futureál

Architect: Mérték Architectural Studio Ltd.
Lead Architects: Dr. Gergely Paulinyi, DLA Dr. András Reith
Project Architects: István Vámossy, Gergő Burián
Architects: Bálint Botzheim, Péter Bukovszky, Jólia Ridzi, Lóránt Vida
Chief Executie Officer: Tamás Tákos

Sustainability: Adrienn Gelesz, Zsófia Bélafi, Kornél Döme Deme, Melinda Orova
Structural Engineering: Róbert Gecsényi – Dinam Ltd.
Building Engineering: Kolarovszky László – Kőrős-Consult Ltd.
Building Electricity: Balázs Judit – Artvill Ltd.
Garden Design: Borbála Gyüre – GEUM Ltd.
Fire Protection: Lajos Takács
Acoustics: Róbert Csott

Video Directed by: Attila Szentmiklósy
Video Editing: Attila Lecza
Architectural Modeling, Still Renditions: ZOA Ltd.
Architectural Animation – Infographics and some shots: Studio IN-EX
Architectural Animation – Building Shots: ZOA Ltd.

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Architect: Bord Architectural Studio
visualization: ZOA

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design: GA Design International Limited
visualization: ZOA

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We finally had some time to rerender and recomposite the best what we had in the last year and put it into a short movie.
This was the first thing we have ever done in fullHD. For a more bandwidth-friendly version check out the same thing in various resolutions on our youtube site.

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client: motionfarm
visualizations: ZOA

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client: Motionfarm
visualization: ZOA

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client: motionfarm
visualization: ZOA

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design & visualization: ZOA

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design & visualization: ZOA
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The site is located at the big beach of Siófok at the lake of Balaton. The building – that was named earlier Coca-Cola Beach House – stands apart from the other catering services close to the lake. The (1) new geometrical situation evoked by the global ressurrection of the beach area, (2) the structural problems of the building and (3) the somewhat ageing aesthetics of the building hull alltogehter necessitated a significant conversion of the original building.

Architect: ZOA Architects Studio
Structural Engineer: Erdélyi Tamás
Electrical Engineer: Nagy Gábor, Kubinyi Márton
Building Services Engineer: Lucz Attila
Kitchen Technology: Gauland András

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ZOA was asked to support KÖZTIs masterplan by creating the 3D Digital model of the Buda Castle Hill – a 150 acres area, full of historically important monuments.

General Designer: KÖZTI Zrt.
Architect in charge: Potzner Ferenc
Architect: Pottyondy Péter
Architect Staff: Pottyondy Bence, Potzner Ádám, Radványi Katalin, Szabó Orsolya, Weimper Viktória
Interior Designer: Dévényi Tamás (Budapesti Műhely)
Structural Planning: Gurubi Imre, Váczi Péter (KÖZTI Zrt.)
Building Services: Oltvai András
Electricity Planning: Máramarosi András, Ritzl András (KÖZTI Zrt.)
Environmental Planning: Weiner László (Top Pedion)
Underground Constructions: Gaudi Emőke (Főmterv)
Utilities, Water, Sewers: Szalay Ákos (Főmterv)
Utilities, Heating, Cooling: Mihályi Géza (Főmterv)
Traffic Planning: Wettstein Anikó (Főmterv)
Accoustics: Arató Éva (Arató Akusztika Kft.)
Environmental Planning: Steffler István (Garten Studió)
Accessibility: Babits Bernadett (Bauonline Kft.)
Fire Protection: Dr. Bánky Tamás (Bánky és Bánky Bt.)
Extuinguishing Equipment: Hajdú András (Ventor Bt.)
Visualizations: ZOA

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ZOA participated in this architectural design contest in June 2011 under the wings of Aspectus Architects, an Architects Studio which is well known for it’s contemporary office buildings. The 3D visualization for the proposed 6-storey glazed building was created in a rather short period of time. After having received the raw 3D model of the building – which the architects supplied as an ArchiCAD model – our team had to finish 10 high quality renderings (6 of which were to put into on-the-spot photos) in less then a week’s time. Balázs Götz – one of our senior architectural visualizer – led the team strong-minded. The technically hardest part was to make the glass facades look natural and at the same time blend into the atmosphere.

design: Aspectus Architects

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Click on one of the images below to access the interactive 3D PANORAMAS.


Panorama 01

Panorama 02

Panorama 03


Our task in this project was difficult mostly because of the surroundings, more than the representation of the high quality architecture. Although we had very limited time this set of images shows that it is possible to use computer generated vegetation that is not awkward, rather it actually brings out the characteristics of the architectural design. Working together with architects and landscape designers resulted in beautiful natural looking landscape. Of course, we had to deal with a huge set of data, which slows down the process and makes our work particularly difficult at times. Dealing with millions of polygons in the virtual space to show lots of details of the vegetation, forced us to use additional mathematical scripts and program several phases of the whole procedure that could than be done automatically without human interaction. This was definitely worth it’s time – we could avoid spending time with quite some repetitive mechanical tasks and focus on the essence of the plans.

design: Gábor & Svejkovszky Építésziroda

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András Miklós Balogh and Zoltán Kovács participated on the 2011 paintup – Budapest video mapping contest, and have fascinatingly won 1st prize. Enjoy the 3d mapping video in fullscreen mode!

A 3d projection mapping video taken on spot can be seen on Youtube

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Talentis Project is probably the biggest regional development project today in Hungary. Similarly to the story of Silicon Valley, the whole project is based on investment into every level of educational institutions. Real estate development connect to this kind of development of the region. This promotional video had to express this very complex subject.

First we had to grab the most important thoughts about the Talentis Project with eye on the limited length of the clip. Than we sought for the right visual content to express the sentences we came up with. Few hours of raw material was converted into a solid video with the help of the Rubik’s Cube effects which was meant to be a metaphor for invention and knowledge. However simple it might seem to be, it was just the opposite, we struggled to link visual content to what we wanted to say and harmonize both with the rolling cube and each other.

Project page and Client: Talentis

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This wonderful villa can be discovered through an unusual web page. ZOA designed this web page using its own imagery. The home view is one of the best looks of the building and one can change its illumination to see how the villa looks throughout the day. Users can pick an apartment through another view of the villa: lights of the chosen apartment will turn on as the mouse rolls over.

Project page: Mátyás 46 | Designer: 3AD Architects Office

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Project page: hg hu | Pecha Kucha Budapest | Concept and photos: Barcza Gergő

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This project was about finding something interesting of a building that fits smoothly and quietly into its surroundings, and to transfer this idea through a simple animation. We decided to go for the outstanding material quality of the building and showcase details that give the viewer a sense of quality and decent planning. Slow camera tracks, and late afternoon lights help to articulate the luxury feel of the house.

Project page: 22 Dandar Park | Client:Solidum | Designer: Kima Stúdió

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A company constructs an up-to-date five star hotel right beside the mind-boggling turkish medieval bath and the proper foyer building by architect giant Miklós Ybl that is called Rácz fürdő. ZOA had to visualize the spa part of the project. In the focus of our graphics it was haziness and intimate illumination as for the Medieval bath and flamboyant details as for the 19th century building. The prior demanded a bit more experiments since one can start to deal with water and haze in very different approaches in CG. It is worth to look around before deciding which way to go. The latter – to visualize a 19th century building full of details – simply accounts for a lot of modeling work. While modeling ornamental details can be quite tricky it is also rather giving: details contribute a lot to the aestethic of an image.

Review: Építészfórum | Project page: Rácz Hotel & Thermal Spa | Client & Designer: Budapest Architectural Art Studio

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It was easy to represent the good mood and fresh feeling of this very colorful building designed by Gábor Turányi and Bence Turányi: colored stripes fill the building and its neighboring space with colors. It also responds nicely to the project logo and was easy to combine the animation of the two therefore. ZOA always tries to make any task challenging regarding the technical means. ING, the owner of this project left us enough time and energy to find the right challenge, and we believe this can easily be felt when watching the final version of this video.

Project page: Simplon Court | Client: ING Real Estate Hungary | Architect: t2a

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Review: Építészfórum | Client & Designer: Shambala Home & Aspectus Architect