Subdivision Studios is a Chicago-based design agency dedicated to the creation of photorealistic visualisations. Founder Mike Domzalski works for interior designers and architects, but he also creates special spaces or even entire residences based on his own inspiration in order to highlight his talent even more.
One such personal project is Pacific Palisades, a conceptual residence located on the Southern California coast. ‘I like pictures more than words,’ Mike Domzalski tells us when we ask him some more information about this residence. It is indeed clear that his strength lies in creating beautiful, detailed and extremely realistic visualisations. Nevertheless, he was happy to give us some insight into what inspired him for this project.
Photorealistic visualisations with personality.
‘After a recent trip to Mexico City, I was inspired to create a modern structure that paid homage to the classic forms of Mexican architecture,' Domzalski explains. We see simple geometric shapes in white stucco, but these were combined with walls made of glass or concrete tiles for more dynamism. The interior also shows a stylish mix of modern furniture and decoration and a more subdued, classic finish. According to the founder of Subdivision Studios, the polished concrete floors and textured walls provide a neutral backdrop for the endless views of the Pacific Ocean. Domzalski also explains that he wanted to emphasise the outdoor spaces in particular, given the location's climate. ‘The pool serves as both a place to cool off and a geometric water feature wrapping its way around the enclosed built-in seating area.’ The modern waterfall also serves a dual purpose, as it provides both serenity and some whimsy to the whole. Even though these images are only renders, they look very realistic and already exude a great deal of personality. This is partly because Mike Domzalski worked with real works of art to bring life to the spaces. We see a work by Caroline Walls in the master bedroom and one by Mattea Perrotta in the guest room. We completely understand that the designer prefers to let his images speak for themselves. It should also come as no surprise that interior designers and architects like to call on his talent and vision for making their ideas come to life.
Design and images by subdivision studios