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architectural model making

Architectural Model Making consists of four major projects: Topography Model Block Model Transfer Model Detail Model By constructing these models, students learn to create scale representations of architectural exteriors and interiors using materials such as bass wood, foam core and canson paper.

Scale: 1” = 40’ Materials: foam core, canson paper Description: Build a three dimensional topography map 12” x 12” and include three structures, a driveway and a road. Enlarge site plan to appropriate scale. Create three structures and determine placement on site. Draw in roads and driveway on site map and modify topography to fit.

topography model

Scale: 1/16” = 1’ - 0” Materials: bass wood, sealer, spackle, paint Description: Build a semi-detailed block form model out of wood from photos. Show overall shape; do not show windows, doors, steps or other small details. Make a set of simple dimensioned drawings from photos. Cut out blocks and assemble. Smooth all seams and coat with sanding sealer. Sand and spackle to smooth and prep for painting. Paint one color.

block model

Scale: 1/4” = 1’ - 0” Materials: architectural drawings, paper, illustration board Description: Study model for final project. Build a detailed block form model out of illustration board. Major shapes done in 3D with details glued on. Scale architectural drawings to 1/4” = 1’ - 0” and affix to illustration board. Assemble the pieces into the shape of the building.

transfer model

Scale: 1/4� = 1’ - 0� Materials: architectural drawings, colored boards and papers, painted plastic or bass wood Description: Working from a set of architectural drawings, build a detailed scale model, complete with base and name plate.

detail model

Architectural Model Making