But the line between those two is fluid. Facing hyper-realistic visualizations it is easy to forget that we are entering a highly speculative field. And even without rendering engines the story appears plausible if details interlock and form a bigger context. No matter how it is being told, a story is still just a story.
If everything is fiction anyways, why do we keep reproducing the same images? Bright please, ordered, spaceous, balanced. Is that really the world or are we conditioning ourselves to accept something deeply surreal as realistic while distancing ourselves from the surreal aspects of reality? Assuming, that “realistic” is not a criteria for an architectural drawing’s value, what is?