Restoration of ruined historical buildings of Nesebar (Bulgaria)

This is my restoration of two historical religious buildings in the ancient port city of Nesebar, Bulgaria. Done with SketchUp Pro 2018 and V-Ray 3.6 renderer.

  1. Church of St. Sophia (“Hagia Sophia of Nesebar”)

Originally built in 5th or 6th century CE, this structure is presumably an Early Byzantine/Eastern Roman Architecture. It has longitudinal floor plan, double-sloped & unvaulted roof, rounded arches, a nave, 2 aisles, an apse, and a narthex. There should be an atrium in front on the facade but I somehow forgot to add. The construction materials are rough-cut stone, brick, and timber (for roofing).

  1. Church of St. John Aliturgetos

Constructed in 14th century CE, this structure was a Late Byzantine-Bulgarian Architecture, specifically Tarnovian Style. It is a cruciform dome church with a narthex, a cella, 3 altar apses (semi-circular or polygonal apses), numerous exterior niches, a central dome supported by 4 columns, and a rectangular bell tower rising above the narthex. The construction materials are stone and brick. The masonry of these two materials forms a rich geometric design on the exterior.