With contributions from leading practictioners, case studies on multi-million pound projects and step-by-step exercises, this new book provides a unique insight into the process of architectural model making, and looks at the new technology ...
Author: Matt Driscoll
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Model making is a beautiful and skilful craft, and architectural model making is a vital part of the building process. The architectural model is often the first time that a building is visualized in 3D. It can capture the excitement of the architect's vision but can also reveal unforeseen difficulties. Model Making for Architects explains the role of the model within the architectural and planning process. It advises on the many ways of representing a building and the many techniques of making a model. With practical instruction throughout, it is an invaluable tool both for the model maker and for the architect seeking to commission a model of their building. With contributions from leading practictioners, case studies on multi-million pound projects and step-by-step exercises, this new book provides a unique insight into the process of architectural model making, and looks at the new technology and opportunities available to the model maker. What and who is an architectural model for? What type of model should be used, and when? What scale is most appropriate? These questions are answered in this new book which provides a unique insight into the process of architectural model making. Illustrated with examples of top models of multi-million pound projects. Will be invaluable for architectural model makers, architects, surveyors and interior designers. Superbly illustrated with 227 colour photographs. Matt Driscoll is the founding director of Base Models, reknowned for creating beautiful, yet practical architectural models.
Fully updated with nearly 200 new photos and twenty-six new projects from students and firms, Designing with Models, Third Edition walks readers through the basics of: Material and tool selection Construction techniques Determining scale ...
Author: Criss B. Mills
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The newly updated guide to design process modeling techniques Designing with Models, Third Edition is the revised, step-by-step guide to basic and advanced design process modeling. This comprehensive text explains the process from start to finish, and has been expanded to include up-to-date information on digital modeling programs and rapid prototyping processes. The impact of this new wave of 3D modeling technology is examined through interviews and numerous examples from renowned architects. Along with many new student projects, this new Third Edition features information on cutting-edge digital imaging equipment and design software, as well as many new process models from celebrated professional projects. Architect Criss Mills acquaints architecture and design professionals with essential modeling terms, design processes, equipment, materials, and construction methods. Fully updated with nearly 200 new photos and twenty-six new projects from students and firms, Designing with Models, Third Edition walks readers through the basics of: Material and tool selection Construction techniques Determining scale Generating ideas Exploring design processes and alternatives Modifying design work directly on the model Developing design work through modeling scale Offering increased emphasis on transitioning from hand craft to digital craft, this thorough Third Edition also provides easy-to-follow guidelines for modeling with advanced tools and materials, demonstrating how to: Master the modeling of curvilinear components with planar material and casting techniques Explore ideas with mixed media, such as wood, found objects, metal rods and screens, clay, and Plexiglas Work backwards from model information to produce 2D plan, section, and elevation drawings Record and communicate 3D design work Begin exploring the safe and effective use of power tools, such as belt sanders, table saws, drills, band saws, and welding equipment
This comprehensive text explains the process from start to finish, and has been expanded to include up-to-date information on digital modeling programs and rapid prototyping processes.
Author: Criss B. Mills
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Designing with Models, Second Edition is the revised, step-by-step guide to basic and advanced design process modeling. This comprehensive text explains the process from start to finish, and has been expanded to include up-to-date information on digital modeling programs and rapid prototyping processes. The impact of this new wave of 3D modeling technology is examined through interviews and numerous examples from renowned architects. Along with many new student projects, this new Second Edition features more than 800 high-quality photographs and fully illustrated in-depth case studies and the latest information on mastering the modeling of curvilinear components with planar material and casting techniques, exploring ideas with mixed media, working backwards from model information, recording and communicating 3D design work, exploring the safe and effective use of power tools, and more.
Monochromatic models are very common in architecture, made from either wood or white cardboard. However, once the initial choice of material has been made, a modelmaker then needs to consider whether additional materials will be used to ...
Author: Nick Dunn
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Technology & Engineering
The physical model is an important communication tool for architects. Although the proliferation of CAD programs has enabled the creation of increasingly complex computer models and virtual environments, there is also a growing need to address the three-dimensional qualities of architecture that may be lost when using such media. This book focuses on the inspiring possibilities for modelling the built environment with all the different media and techniques available. In describing the use of different models in different contexts, the book provides a practical guide to how and why models are used, and what they are used for. This second edition includes more detailed step-by-step exercises, expanded discussion of materials and techniques, updated coverage of digital techniques and new case studies.
detach the model from other tools, but rather circulate among the tools to advance a project. Nanako Umemoto: Generally, one would never be able to generate the project totally from drawings, or totally by model making, or totally from ...
Author: Taiji Miyasaka
You always aim to achieve that moment of insight that leads to ingenuity and novelty in your design, but sometimes it remains elusive. This book presents a variety of techniques for mapping and making hands-on design/build projects, and relates this work to real architecture. It helps you to learn new ways of seeing and making that will enhance your creative design process and enable you to experience moments that lead to ingenuity in design. Each of the book’s two parts, "Seeing" and "Making," is organized according to technique, which ranges from quantitative analysis and abstraction to pattern and scale, to provide you with a framework for mapping and hands-on exercises. Interviews with architects Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow) and Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto (Reiser + Umemoto) give you perspective on using these exercises in practice.
This is a must-have desk reference for beginning architecture and interior design students to stimulate their creative approaches and gain foundational knowledge of the underlying effects of formal typologies and how they manifest ...
Author: Frank Jacobus
The Making of Things is about effect and intention in the schematic architectural model, a deep dive into the nature of architectonic form as the underlying syntax for all architectural work. By focusing on primitive geometries alongside fundamental principles of architectural thinking and making, this book enhances the reader’s capacity to intellectually and physically craft models that effectively communicate intention. With over 650 diagrams, this book acts as an expansive visual glossary that reveals the underlying structure of architectonics and acts as an encyclopedia of formal possibilities. Supporting essays in the book explore the nature of perception, abstraction, and metaphor to provide a theoretical basis of formal effects in architecture. This structure enables readers to make clear and direct connections between the things you construct and the reasons you construct them. This book is a bridge from the what to the why of form-making. It is a pedagogical notebook, a design primer that prompts discourse about the nature of objects. This is a must-have desk reference for beginning architecture and interior design students to stimulate their creative approaches and gain foundational knowledge of the underlying effects of formal typologies and how they manifest themselves in built forms around the world.
It offers a range of practical drawing methods, showing how to present and plan layouts, make conceptual sketches, work with scale, use collage and photomontage to create contemporary images, along with techniques to prepare and plan design ...
Author: Lorraine Farrelly
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Representational Techniques for Architecture (2nd edition) explores the techniques used to represent architectural design. It describes a broad array of methodologies for developing architectural ideas, ranging from two- and three-dimensional conceptual sketches, through to the working drawings required for the construction of buildings. It offers a range of practical drawing methods, showing how to present and plan layouts, make conceptual sketches, work with scale, use collage and photomontage to create contemporary images, along with techniques to prepare and plan design portfolios.The book also deals with contemporary computer modelling and drawing techniques. Students and practitioners will find this a clear and useful companion to a vital aspect of architectural design.Thirty per cent of the material in the second edition will be new: many of the images will be replaced, new text will be added and existing text updated. The second edition includes explanations of the most up-to-date CAD technology and illustrations showing how it can be used to create architectural models and plans. Additional case studies will be drawn from American and international architectural practices and studios in order to attract the US market.The enhanced project sections encourage students to explore further the techniques that they have acquired.
Build a three-dimensional scale model of your home, addition or remodeling project. The 3-D Home Kit provides materials to design plans and construct a model of almost any home.
Author: Daniel Reif
Publisher: Gardeners Guide
Category: House & Home
Build a three-dimensional scale model of your home, addition or remodeling project. The 3-D Home Kit provides materials to design plans and construct a model of almost any home. Itís fun, easy, and will help you save time and avoid costly mistakes.
Based on the recent discovery of his fully-preserved private archive-models, photos, letters, business files, and drawings-this book tells the story of Theodore Conrad (1910-1994), the most prominent and prolific architectural model-maker ...
Author: Teresa Fankhänel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Based on the recent discovery of his fully-preserved private archive-models, photos, letters, business files, and drawings-this book tells the story of Theodore Conrad (1910-1994), the most prominent and prolific architectural model-maker of the 20th century. Conrad's innovative models were instrumental in the design and realization of many icons of American Modernism-from the Rockefeller Center to Lever House and the Seagram Building. He revolutionized the production of architectural models and became a model-making entrepreneur in his own right. Yet, despite his success and the well-known buildings he helped to create, until now little has been known about Conrad's work and his impact on 20th century architectural history. With exclusive access to Conrad's archive, as well as that of model photographer Louis Checkman-both of which have lain undiscovered in private storage for decades-this book examines Conrad's work and legacy, accompanied by case studies of his major commissions and full-color photographs of his works. Set against the backdrop of the surge in model-making in the 1950s and 1960s-which Jane Jacobs called “The Miniature Boom”-it explores how Conrad's models prompt broader scholarly questions about the nature of authorship in architecture, the importance of craftsmanship, and about the translation of architectural ideas between different media. The book ultimately presents an alternative history of American modern architecture, highlighting the often-overlooked influence of architectural models and their makers.
In Principles of Architectural Detailing the authors question the way in which buildings are detailed and in particular challenge familiar joint solutions.
Author: Stephen Emmitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Why are buildings detailed the way they are? Why do architects and engineers seem to come to the same kind of solutions to their detailing problems? Are we satisfied with such a situation? With environmental concerns so high on designers' agendas, the answer to this third question has to be 'no'. Collectively architects, engineers and specifiers need to revisit how they detail the built environment, and address the most important and potentially difficult area of the joint between materials and components. In Principles of Architectural Detailing the authors question the way in which buildings are detailed and in particular challenge familiar joint solutions. They offer practical guidance and a number of tools to help the student of architectural detailing in the decision-making process. The emphasis throughout is on using knowledge of construction in a creative and productive way to contribute towards a built environment that enhances our well-being and which is also sustainable.
Site Model Making History Between 1762 and 1786, Franz Ludwig Pfyffer built a scale model entitled “Relief of Primordial Switzerland”. This was the first three-dimensional landscape model that topographically represented a spezific area ...
Author: Peter Petschek
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
"The contour line is the only precise and accurate means for representing the free and natural formation of terrain in the plan; so learn to use this instrument!" Professor Hans Loidl, Landscape Architect and Teacher The two design elements of landscape architecture are plants and terrain. While the subject of vegetation is well documented by numerous publications, there is a lack of technical literature in the field of grading. This volume fills that gap: History, forms of terrain, basic principles, digital modeling, slope reinforcement systems, construction site implementation, and practical examples – all are treated in detail by the author. Short problems, systematically organized and arranged in increasing order of difficulty, enable the reader to apply what he or she has learned. The exercises are suitable for self-study. Together with the large amount of practical information provided by the book, they also enable architects to become familiar with grading as an important design element of landscape architecture.
As architecture students know, making analog models is very time and labor intensive, depending on the complexity of the project and size of the model. Anyone who enjoys using his or her hands, who derives pleasure from crafting ...
Author: Roger K. Lewis
Publisher: MIT Press
The new edition of an essential text offers an informative, engaging view of the architectural profession from education through practice. Since 1985, Architect? has been an essential text for aspiring architects, offering the best basic guide to the profession available. This third edition has been substantially revised and rewritten, with new material covering the latest developments in architectural and construction technologies, digital methodologies, new areas of focus in teaching and practice, evolving aesthetic philosophies, sustainability and green architecture, and alternatives to traditional practice. Architect? tells the inside story of architectural education and practice; it is realistic, unvarnished, and insightful. Chapter 1 asks “Why Be an Architect?” and chapter 2 offers reasons “Why Not to Be an Architect.” After this provocative beginning, Architect? goes on to explain and critique architectural education, covering admission, degree and curriculum types, and workload as well as such post-degree options as internship, teaching, and work in related fields. It offers a detailed discussion of professors and practitioners and the “-isms” and “-ologies” most prevalent in teaching and practicing architecture. It explains how an architect works and gets work, and describes architectural services from initial client contact to construction oversight. The new edition also includes a generous selection of drawings and cartoons from the author's Washington Post column, “Shaping the City,” offering teachable moments wittily in graphic form. The author, Roger Lewis, has taught, practiced, and written extensively about architecture for many years. In Architect? he explains—for students, professors, practitioners, and even prospective clients—how architects think and work and what they care about as they strive to make the built environment more commodious, more beautiful, and more sustainable.
... the Model Maker and the Secret of Waterloo (Faber and Faber Ltd., 2004) Juracek, J. A. Surfaces – Visual Research for Artists, Architects & Designers (W. W. Norton and Company, 1996) Hoskins, L. The Papered Wall–History, Pattern, ...
Author: Colin Winslow
Category: Performing Arts
The Handbook of Model-making for Set Designers describes the entire process of making scale models for stage sets, from the most basic cutting and assembling methods to more advanced skills, including painting, texturing and finishing techniques, and useful hints on presenting the completed model. Many drawings and colour photographs of the writer's own work illustrate the text. Some state-of-the-art computerized techniques are described here for the first time in a book of this kind, including many ways in which digital techniques can be used in combination with the more traditional methods to enhance the model-maker's work. This book will be of use not only to theatre designers, but to anyone with an interest in scale models of any kind. The book covers; tools and materials; painting and texturing; architectural models; people, trees and organic elements; moving parts; furniture and dressings. Superbly illustrated with 200 colour photographs and drawings.
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This book provides practical advice on how to develop an enterprise architecture practice.
Author: Martin van den Berg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book provides practical advice on how to develop an enterprise architecture practice. The authors developed different tools and models to support organizations in implementing and professionalizing an enterprise architecture function. Coverage applies these tools and models to a number of different organizations and, as a result, will help readers avoid potential pitfalls and achieve success with enterprise architecture.
ARCHITECTURAL MODEL contains projects related to Architectural model. What meaning does a model have in architecture? As Ben van Verkel (UN Studio) states below, architecture and model shares history.
Author: Mi Young Pyo
Category: Architectural models
ARCHITECTURAL MODEL contains projects related to Architectural model. What meaning does a model have in architecture? As Ben van Verkel (UN Studio) states below, architecture and model shares history. Model and architecture cannot be thought separately. Whether their students or studios, the model is made merely for presentation at the end. Being chased by the deadline, the model is made only from the finished plans. It is the beginning and the end of model making - no process. Nonetheless, as everyone knows, model, like diagram, is a design tool in architecture. Study models develop the project. The models made from these processes become the communication tool with the design team or professors, which helps develop the project further. Damdi tries to illustrate projects of architects who use model as an excellent design tool. Moreover, the 200 page APPENDIX has more than 1000 images of models, categorized by materials. This will help one skim through the overall sense of architectural model.