Architectural Models: Construction Techniques (2nd Edition) by Wolfgang Knoll, Martin Hechinger

By Wolfgang Knoll, Martin Hechinger

Make your subsequent presentation a winner--it's effortless with this 4 step consultant! Your displays turn into extra persuasive should you depend on this uniquely thorough advisor to construction hugely specialist types. Knoll's Architectural types covers each step of this make-or-break technique.

FIRST you'll achieve perception into the various varieties of versions, together with development, web site, panorama, backyard, and specified types.

SECOND, assurance of fabrics and instruments then is helping you identify which media are most suitable to express your particular notion.

THIRD, you find potent new methods of environment yp your paintings sector and getting ready the paintings, by way of a longer record.

FOURTH, you're taken step-by-step throughout the fabrication of the components--from base plates via build up websites to soldered buildings.

And, alongside the best way, hundreds and hundreds of photographs and drawing spotlight concepts and provide leading edge version rules.

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Industrial plasticine is applied to the formwork. 3-12 Finished architectural model, scale 1:33, molded in plasticine and painted white. 3-13 Architectural model, scale 1:50, made as a conceptual model. Model base of 18 mm birch plywood, base of building of 9 mm plywood. Building formwork of Styrofoam. Hardwood inserts were used to mask the doors and windows. Dome of turned wood. The textured skin of the building was sculpted in plaster. 1 MATERIALS a chisel without cracking the model. Once dry, the plaster model can be sawn, drilled, filed, and so on.

Packaging and shipping How will the model be packed and shipped? What are the maximum shipping dimensions? Will it have to be taken apart for shipping? 11. Final check Before starting work, check all tools, machines, and necessary materials, and review the set of drawings once again. If the equipment on hand and the constraints of work and time are not sufficient for making the model, or even certain parts of it, then the model must be contracted out to a model-making workshop. In this event, critical information about the expression desired for the model should be communicated to the contractor as carefully and as clearly as possible, and discussed and defined in detail.

In architectural models, wire, metal sheeting, mesh, and profiles are not only used for making formwork, steel frames, façades, or other metal structures, but also to visualize and interpret design concepts (ill. 3-24). For instance, model bases can be built out of aluminum; floors, walls, roofs, roads, and water of various metal sheeting; or a whole building made of metal parts in different colors. Having a diverse selection of such materials available in the vicinity of the work space makes it easy to experiment.

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