US +1(832) 476 8459 | Canada +1(647) 478 5230

An Insider Look into AEC


Exploring Elements of Hotel Lobby Design: A Closer Look At The Interior Detailing

Interior Design


The lobby is an integral part of the hotel design as it is seen to be the most dominant location in the hotel industry.

It is a snapshot of the overall image of the hotel. When clients and customers enter the hotel lobby, what they see helps them to form an opinion of what the entire hotel interiors will offer. Hence, the interior detailing of the hotel lobby is extremely vital for the hotel business and success. ‘The first impression creates a lasting impression’. This saying holds a lot of significance in the hotel industry. Hotel Lobby is the window to the interior detailing of the complete hotel design that allows the clients to have that first impression.

The initial interior detailing consisted of awe-inspiring décor which would leave the guests speechless. However, while the décor part of interiors still has that power, the modern lobbies have incorporated a different dimension to the lobby design. They have tapped the multi-purpose design to the lobby concept which truly captures the heart of various kinds of travelers. The inclusion of both social and private areas in the lobby draws guests who are looking for relaxation or work. It even allows customers to hold meetings or sit with friends – spending some extra time in this space. BluEntCAD has defined 3 key elements that make a world of difference to the interior detailing of the lobby design. Email UsGet in touch with our experts to know more about Interior DesignE-mail: US: +1 (832) 476 8459 Canada: +1 (647) 478 5230 Query: Work with experts

Set your travelers free: The layout is the key focus

When creating the drawings of the interiors for a hotel lobby it is crucial to take into account the layout of the space. It is important to understand the kind of furniture that will be used in the design and where they will be placed. Even with the inclusion of all the physical elements, the lobby needs to look comfortable and spacious for every kind of traveler and guest. It should allow enough space for them to move around easily and at the same time have the required furniture/materials in both social and private area. Furniture plays a very significant role in providing that very style that your hotel will be defined by. The furniture will always help in creating the ‘right’ atmosphere that you want to convey to your travellers and clients.

Redefining ‘Reception’: Going beyond the ‘desk and wall’

Welcoming guest is a vital part of the overall service that can create a lasting memory. It’s not only crucial for staff to be warm and friendly but even the ‘physical’ reception area needs to reflect the same. Adding a desk to the reception surrounding isn’t enough. The reception and waiting area need to make the guests feel welcomed and ‘special’. The waiting space can be interconnected to the reception by again ensuring you leave enough space in between the two for easy movement. The interior detailing and design need to be both powerful and fascinating. The back wall to the reception desk can be embossed with a beautiful design and the desk can have a story of its own. Of course, how you welcome your travellers will play a great role but the décor and interior detailing will make a world of difference.

Connect the dots: Refining the individualistic spaces

The modern hotel lobby has a multi-use space that defines its layout. The drawings of these individualistic spaces have to reflect holisticity. The different areas in the same space need to feel connected by adding that perfect visual anchor. With every element such as colors, lighting and materials playing a crucial role – it needs to create a cohesive outlook bringing in all the individual spaces together. We shouldn’t forget that the look and feel of these elements including the furniture in the lobby space actually define the ‘class’ of the hotel. Hence, The interior detailing here shouldn’t be taken lightly. BluEnt millworkers and interior experts have worked on complex CAD drawings/detailing of many hotel lobbies and rooms in the recent past. They have combined modernity with the required style by the hotels. For your upcoming hotel project, connect with BluEntCAD to know more about the interior rendering services. Maximum Value Achieved. 

3D Interior Rendering

Explore the 3D Interior Rendering World with Software

3D Rendering


Rendering a creative piece of an interior is a balancing act of intuitive art and perfect software.

Flying Drones

How Flying Drones Are Supporting the Infrastructure Construction Projects?



Did you want to know how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(UAVs) are being used at construction sites with great efficiency? Read on to know more.

3D architectural visualization

How to Get Started with 3D Visualization and 3D Modeling?

3D Rendering


3D Architectural visualization and 3D architectural modeling are the important skills required for every architectural and real estate development business.


The Amazing Evolution of the Architecture of Gas Stations



If you thought gas stations were just dull, monotonous brick and mortar structures, think again. According to Helen Jones, an architectural historian, the architecture of gas stations has a wonderful aesthetic quietude about them.

Per Jones, petrol stations are the ultimate modern architectural buildings. They might appear unappealing to regular passersby but their architectural evolution extends far beyond the rudimentary columns, roof and shop.

There are over 100,000 petrol stations in the States but rarely turn the heads of cultural or architectural historians.

This is all the more depressing, because petrol stations undergo frequent transformations. Almost all the sites are owned by major oil companies and they revamp the architecture every decade or so. Email UsGet in touch with our experts to know more about ArchitectureE-mail: US: +1 (832) 476 8459 Canada: +1 (647) 478 5230 Query: Work with experts

American Gas Station Architecture

Over the years, the typical American gas station architecture has seen its fair share of brutalist, Art Deco, modernist, minimalist and futurist designs. Take a look for yourself.

It all began in 1905

Early gas stations were built outside pharmacies, general stores, hardware shops and blacksmith shops with hand-operated fuel filling which dispensed kerosene and lamp oil.

The world gets its first drive-in gas station in 1913

Quite possibly the cornerstone of present-day petrol station architecture, the Auto Row in Pittsburg was world’s first drive-in fuel filling station.

The building architecture was complete with the distinctive canopy and spacious rows of dedicated fuel pumps.

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History Image courtesy: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

1938: Era of the airplane styled service stations

1938 brought affordable automobiles to the affluent. Of course, the service stations had to match up to the game.

And what speaks better architectural expression than glamour? Take a look at this Fiat Tagliero station in the African country of Eritrea. Futurist design at the heart of Africa. Not too shabby!

Fiat Tagliero Station

The 1960s ushered in foundation architecture for modern day petrol filling stations

Perhaps the most emphatic contribution to modern day fuel station designs was by the Mobil employee Eliot Noyes.

He is attributed to over 20,000 gas filling buildings all around the world. They are characterized by refined designs and compact spaces.

Modern Day Petrol Filling Stations

Prior to this, the petrol stations were built in a more eclectic fashion with simple pumps being installed outside houses.

Rather than being a corporate monopoly, petrol stations were more of a domestic entrepreneurialism.

Their design was characterized by multifarious ad-hoc structures such as cottages, sheds, stables and outhouses which were wonderfully decorated with logos and commercial signs.

Evolution over the years

Without making significant changes to conventional gas station construction, the leading architects today continue making subtle renovations to existing trademarks.

For instance, world-renowned Foster & Partners recently experimented with the standard petrol canopies.

Instead of the traditional design, they created inverted pyramid canopy. These canopies are done in corporate colors and accentuate the Repsol trademark.

The Leading Architects

Here are some more eye-candies for your enjoyment! The architecture of gas stations is really something incredible, huh?

Designed by Elliott & Associates, the gas station has a 66ft soda bottle in the front. Built on the iconic Route 66, the towering bottle glows with neon LEDs during the night, acting as a beacon to light the highway!

Helios House in LA USA

Perhaps the world’s first green gas fuel station, the building was completed in 2007 over the remnants of an eco-unfriendly gas station.

The spectacular roof of the station is constructed with a series of triangles built of recycled stainless steel. The canopy is drought tolerant and can collect rainwater for farm irrigation. The petrol station has 90 solar panels too.

So the next time you stop for gas, step back to look beyond the simplistic building and take in the history of this not-so-ugly construction.

And if you’re at a party, we’re pretty sure no one else will have knowledge of the architecture of gas stations, so put it to use and impress the other guests. 

If you ever need some working drawings for them, do let BluEntCAD know. We’re happy to help!

Maximum Value. Achieved.


Modern Achievements of Architectural Rendering Software

3D Rendering


From the golden era of Egyptians and Greeks who created humongous wonders of architecture with the age-old technology, we are now living in fast pace modern achievements of computer-aided drafting for the architectural designs.

One common reason for the success of technology in the current time is the adaptability and hunger for ‘change’. Change isn’t always bad it motivates us to compete with our innovations. Technology covers everything including the architectural world.

Architecture has gone through an enormous transformation due to advancements in technology. One of the biggest achievements of all time is the introduction of 3d architectural rendering software. Rendering software has seen a lot of struggle in getting acceptance from the industry. Traditional architects would always oppose the new-age methods. Many architectural projects even today still prioritize 2D drawings or blueprint designs over architectural 3D design. Never mind, it is believed that critics add a lot to every success story by constantly challenging the innovations and similarly, this motivates rendering software to enhance further towards perfection.

Beyond doubt, the architectural rendering software is the present and the future of the architectural designs. As it seamlessly creates a concoction of the inspiring old architectural craftsmanship with the modern world technology and helps the construction planning and strategizing more efficiently and effectively.

The riddle starts when you need to decide which software to choose for your project. A variety of rendering software is available in the market and it is difficult to keep up with all.

You want to pick the one which stands out and functionally capable to match up to your technical expectations. You also want a software which would make your life easy as no one would prefer using software which came out of a ‘Matrix Movie’.

So, the whole agenda of using technology is to make things easier for us (architects and designers), right? BluEntCAD team has shortlisted a couple of rendering software as per our experience.

Here is the Modern Architectural Rendering Software:

  • Revit

    Revit defines the life cycle of the building via planning and tracking various stages of the construction process and later maintenance or demolition stage. It is 4D BIM capable which has powerful tools to conceptualize the theory and practical construction process. In simple words, the Autodesk Revit is specifically designed to cater to Building Information Modeling (BIM).

    Autodesk Revit integrates intelligent data into the 3-dimensional model and process the architectural design of the building as real as possible. It is the best software to imitate the real design in front of you. It helps you to illustrate your early design concepts accurately.

    Revit has very extensive benefits as the data gathered for the 3D model can also be utilized in other areas like construction documentation, facility management, planning, and marketing strategies.

  • SketchUp

    SketchUp is a 3D modeling software for a wide range of designing namely, architectural design, interior design, landscape architecture and much more. SketchUp might not be as functional as Autodesk Revit but it is quite a user-friendly

    Learn about our 3D Rendering Services .

    When using SketchUp, no need to worry about drawing lines and creating shapes for ages as it allows you to do it in minutes. If you know the basic computer skills, you can use this software like a breeze. This software is also helpful in providing a comprehensive 3D warehouse filled with 3D models of things like chairs, windows, plants, trees, and even animal structures.

    SketchUp is also known as the world’s largest warehouse of 3D models. It allows you to save and share your own created 3D models for others to see. It is quite reliable, quick and interactive. With the help of the feature called SketchUp Pro, you can convert your 3D model into a document or a drawing.

    Many features make it unique and easy to use. Beginners and architectural pros use it with similar ease.

  • Maya

    Maya can successfully be defined by animation. It is being used to create interactive 3-dimensional applications like animated movies, visual effects, video games, etc. I can easily explain it by showing off its achievements, for instance, it has received many Academy Award for Technical Achievement over the decade.

    Maya is a perfect tool for architectural rendering. Autodesk Maya is the node graph architecture where the elements in the scene are node-based and have their independent quality and customization. It has a selective CG pipeline core that can confidently give you a strength to handle any 3D modeling and rendering in the world.

    It is highly recommended by many including the people who decided to award this extraordinary software. It is one of the best software for 3D architectural walkthroughs and 3D renderings.

  • 3D Studio Max

    3D Max is a computer graphic program that can simultaneously operate with other software such as Photoshop, After Effects, etc and provide high-quality 3D renders. Due to its versatile and sturdy features, it is mostly preferred for developing video games, film, and television.

    3D Max is somewhat similar to AutoCAD as both products are developed by Autodesk. Autodesk 3D Max majorly takes care of 3D rendering and animation.

    3D Max has many features that were requested by the users such as Dual Quaternion skinning, A 360 Rendering Support, Enhanced ShaderFX, etc. They were custom-made to create a wholesome product for the architectural designing and rendering processes.

We have discussed most of the modern achievements in architectural rendering software. You must be thinking that there is a lot more which we haven’t even mentioned here. But that’s because the growth of architectural technology is happening at such a speedy pace that it becomes quite challenging to keep track of every single software.

Hence, BluEntCAD has served you a piece of small research to simplify your hunt in the overwhelming process of deciding the architectural rendering software. If you have more questions, you may get in touch with us to discuss further.

Maximum Value. Achieved.


3D Narration: How to Elicit Emotions with the 3D Rendering

Architecture, 3D Rendering


3D renderings are not just a medium to transform the digital information of the architectural plan

Completion Of Projects Within-Stipulated-Deadlines

Benefits of using 4D/5D BIM For Construction Projects

Building Information Modeling


After establishing its worth as an intelligent model-based process which can facilitate resourceful insights to AEC


BIM vs CAD: How To Know The Difference And Why?

BIM vs CAD. Sure, you know the names and software too; but can you distinguish between the two?

3D Exterior Renderings

Top Tips for Improving Exterior Rendering

3D Rendering


Manual hand drawings and renderings had its own era until technology happened. With all the evolution in the area


We are happy to assist you in any way we can.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.