With over 10 years of experience in the highest quality architectural visualisations, art installations and photo-realistic Computer Generated Images (CGI), VMI Studio has evolved into one of the industry’s most sought after and creative firms.
VMI Studio’s approach sets it apart from the competition by combining a thorough understanding of architecture and construction with cutting-edge CGI techniques to create realistic and engaging visuals. CGIs are a wonderful method to keep potential customers involved, and the studio has worked on projects all around the world, including the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia.
And VMI Studio is now swiftly establishing a reputation for itself in the Saudi Arabian market, where it has already completed a few pioneering projects, producing world-class CGIs and artist impressions that bring property developments to life and assist potential buyers in visualising the end result.
Known for its high standards, scrupulous attention to detail, and exceptional customer service, VMI Studio is a mission-driven, culture-first company, where its people are its number one resource. Indeed, this is a firm whose success is assessed not only in terms of financial returns but also in terms of completing dazzling, successful projects that propel their clients’ businesses forward, which is what the team is most passionate about.
VMI Studio stands out in many ways, not the least of which is that it is more experientially focused than the industry as a whole, creating a lot of virtual reality, augmented reality and installations for clients as diverse as property developers and art galleries.
The firm never just says it will create great animation and CGI, either – it looks to reinvent the wheel every single time. And with the VMI Studio’s creativity and technological IP, much of which has been built in-house, it offers clients a completely different experience to working with other firms: more creative, a little bit left of field, but still maintaining a high degree of quality.
VMI is now swiftly establishing a reputation for itself in the Saudi Arabian market
One of the primary benefits of working with CGI, film and animation is that it’s possible to market and sell off-plan before construction has begun.
CGI and related imagery help property companies thrive in a competitive and very cyclical industry, with an animation walkthrough being a great way to showcase a new building, so clients can envision the property before its construction.
Designers can also employ precisely scaled images and virtual reality to undertake walkthroughs to understand the ramifications of various solutions or choices, such as how natural light appears at different times of the day or whether a room would feel too confined.
It can also be used as a training tool, allowing personnel to practise doing tasks before entering potentially hazardous environments.
Away from the world of development and construction, visualisations can also be utilised in art galleries, museums, and historical sites, where installations can transform artwork or a location into something truly mesmerising and unique. VMI Studio, for instance, worked on the ‘Illuminated River’ project in London, which transforms the capital at night, bathing the bridges that cross the River Thames in environmentally-friendly LED light.
Whatever the project, VMI Studio starts with an exploration of client needs, and evolves from the budget, location and context without the imposition of preconceived styles or solutions. Moreover, all of the images it produces are hyper-real, you genuinely can’t tell the difference between them and the real thing.
An animation walkthrough being a great way to showcase a new building
With offices in London, New York and soon Riyadh, VMI Studio has assembled a team of over 40 extremely talented designers and artists, each of whom is dedicated to creating visualisations that attract, engage and often surprise.
The firm’s design philosophy requires collaboration and communication, and the most important thing that it builds is relationships. VMI Studio’s team are the people who build those relationships, and many of its clients come back to engage with it again and again. These long-term relationships are a source of pride for the firm – a clear indication that it has earned the trust of the people it serves.
In a collaborative studio setting, all members of the team offer project ideas and inspiration. Each person’s ingenuity and commitment are critical to the success of projects.
In a collaborative studio setting, all members of the team offer project ideas and inspiration
The typical kind of project that VMI Studio work on is high-end residential in major cities such as London, New York, San Francisco and Melbourne.
The firm approach each job with a new perspective and a sincere commitment to providing the best product possible for its client. It works hard to make the process enjoyable for everyone involved. Many of its clients become lifelong friends.
VMI Studio listen to understand specific goals and approach each project as collaborators and translators, agents of a vision, carefully evolving it from concept to fully-fledged visualisation.That is why the firm has attracted such a wide array of clients, including such blue-chip names as Foster + Partners, Berkeley, Galliard Homes, Toll Brothers, TFC, British Land, and Battersea Power Station.
Property developers are increasingly relying on CGI to accurately portray their concepts to customers, planners and the general public
In a firm where the culture is very creative, but also extremely disciplined, VMI Studio creates visualisations that encourage multi-sensory experiences that shape light, create texture and layer colour.
Its main point of differentiation is that it is a creatively driven firm, with the team examining each task carefully and deciding on the best method and technology to use. There are no ‘cookie-cutter’ solutions, and nothing is off-limits.
Property developers are increasingly relying on CGI to accurately portray their concepts to customers, planners and the general public so that they may visualise how the designs will look when completed. They are crucial in many elements of the process, including concept design, planning applications, marketing imagery, and the sale or acquisition of financing for a project.
With VMI Studio, suddenly, you stand out!