Model Making for Architects

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 ...

Model Making for Architects

Author: Matt Driscoll

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976239

Page: 144

View: 904

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.

Architectural Models

In this completely revised edition, the authors convey practical basics and offer a wealth of innovative and valuable suggestions for students of architecture or graphic arts, as well as for experienced architectural model makers.

Architectural Models

Author: Wolfgang Knoll

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 9781932159967

Page: 144

View: 125

Architects' models serve as bridge between an idea and its realization. Models are one of the three means by which an architect invents and develops his design: sketch–model–computer model. No other representational form is as effective in enabling the viewer to perceive the spaces, shapes, surfaces and textures created by the architect's design — it is therefore a prerequisite in the design process. Architectural Models provides clear and comprehensible instruction explaining how design ideas can be skillfully translated into models. Some 200 black and white illustrations and, new to this edition, more than 40 extraordinary, full color photographs, provide a comprehensive visual explication of the text. In this completely revised edition, the authors convey practical basics and offer a wealth of innovative and valuable suggestions for students of architecture or graphic arts, as well as for experienced architectural model makers.

Basics Modelbuilding

Models make it possible to visualize an idea in three dimensions.

Basics Modelbuilding

Author: Alexander Schilling

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035612757

Page: 80

View: 400

Models make it possible to visualize an idea in three dimensions. Designing with models and presenting ideas is an important step in the development of a consciousness of design. Themes: Levels of abstraction and degrees of detail Model typologies Typical working tools and techniques Materiality of models Presentation possibilities

Architectural Models

The book speaks up for architectural model-making as an indispensable stage in the design process and an expressive means of decision-making.

Architectural Models

Author: Ansgar Oswald

Publisher: Page One Pub

ISBN: 9789812454829

Page: 247

View: 538

This publication presents detailed portraits of around 20 model-making workshops in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, providing ready reference and giving architects easy access to information about modern methods of architectural model-making. The book speaks up for architectural model-making as an indispensable stage in the design process and an expressive means of decision-making.

The Architectural Models of Theodore Conrad

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 ...

The Architectural Models of Theodore Conrad

Author: Teresa Fankhänel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350152854

Page: 224

View: 734

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.

Architectural Modelmaking

This book focuses on the inspiring possibilities for modelling the built environment with all the different media and techniques available.

Architectural Modelmaking

Author: Nick Dunn

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781780671727

Page: 216

View: 531

The physical model is an important communication tool for architects. Although the proliferation of CAD programmes 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.

Designing with Models

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.

Designing with Models

Author: Criss B. Mills

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118007557

Page: 256

View: 233

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.

Architectural Supermodels

This is a vital book for degree and graduate architectural students as well as practising architects/designers. *Explore new ways of expressing design concepts *Discusses photographic techniques, model making philosophies and the use of ...

Architectural Supermodels

Author: Tom Porter

Publisher: Architectual Press

ISBN:

Page: 186

View: 616

Architectural Supermodels is a highly illustrated guide exploring new ways of expressing design concepts. A short history of the use of models is followed by discussions on photographic techniques, model making philosophies and the use of computer-aided modeling. Case studies include Will Alsop's award winning c/PLEX project, taking the reader from conceptual models to the complete design. A fascinating read for all architects and designers. In the face of the digital revolution in architectural design, modelmaking can be seen as a labourious and time-consuming preoccupation. Indeed, many architectural students in the United States avoid representing their ideas in three dimensions by describing the activity as 'busy work'. However, despite its hitherto rather humdrum image, modelmaking has made a recent and massive comeback in the world of environmental design. The ability to visualise directly in three dimensions is essential for interior design employers, as are the abilities to draw freehand and technical drawing, although literacy in computer graphics, remains one of the top five skills required by the modern architectural practice. The fact that a three dimensional model can now be electronically modified, refined, and digitally transformed or even be computer-programmed in to its physical existence brings a new and exciting dimension to the skills of the architect. 'Architectural Supermodels' is written in the spirit of this mood of change and in the notion of exploring new ways of expressing design concepts. Case studies covered include Zaha Hadid's modelmaker; Future Systems' modelmaker, Terry Farrell and Partner's modelmaker and Armiger who works for Will Alsop, Rick Mather and David Chipperfield. This innovative book will cover computer-generated modelmaking as well as the more traditional modelmaking involved in Architecture/Building Design. It is a technical manual focusing on three-dimensional models and electronic models. This is a vital book for degree and graduate architectural students as well as practising architects/designers. *Explore new ways of expressing design concepts *Discusses photographic techniques, model making philosophies and the use of computer aided modeling *Case studies take the reader from conceptual models through to the complete design

Professional Modelmaking

The book provides step-by-step instruction, showing models and procedures at different stages of completion to facilitate a thorough understanding of the materials and processes being discussed.

Professional Modelmaking

Author: Norman Trudeau

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN:

Page: 176

View: 812

The model is the most effective tool a designer has to clearly present three-dimensional ideas to a client. If it is well made, it can look as real as the final product. Professional Modelmaking is the only up-to-date reference on modelmaking today, with more than 100 new and old materials discussed - including resins, foams, plastics, wood, clay, solvents and adhesives - as well as state-of-the-art techniques, professional tips and tricks of the trade. The book provides step-by-step instruction, showing models and procedures at different stages of completion to facilitate a thorough understanding of the materials and processes being discussed. Also emphasized are safety and ecologically-sound practices, both important areas long neglected in the field. Brimming with full-color illustrations and instructional diagrams throughout, the book is accessible to amateurs and professionals alike. Professional Modelmaking is an invaluable resource for students, designers, modelmakers, architects, restorers and engineers.

Architectural Modelmaking Second Edition

However, once the initial choice of material has been made, a modelmaker then needs ... and elements is a time-tested method of making architectural models, ...

Architectural Modelmaking Second Edition

Author: Nick Dunn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780676492

Page: 416

View: 348

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.

Models

It is only with the rise of the virtual that the advantages and disadvantages of more traditional models can be fully evaluated. As attested by this book, we are now at an important watershed for the model in architecture.

Models

Author: Mark Morris

Publisher: Academy Press

ISBN:

Page: 216

View: 533

Despite the advent of digital visualization software, the non-digital or analog scale model remains a centerpiece of design education, certain celebrated practices and architecture's public relations. Indeed, model manufacture has only become more pervasive since the development of laser cutting and rapid prototyping devices. Why? The physical model remains the most accessible form of architectural communication. As opposed to blueprints or computer renderings, clients and the general public seem to immediately understand the model. Many practitioners use finished models for presentations, competitions and exhibitions. Others use sketch models as a quick, economic and flexible generative tools. This diversity of use leads architects to consider their application. It is only with the rise of the virtual that the advantages and disadvantages of more traditional models can be fully evaluated. This is a turning point for practitioners and educators to understand the multiplicity of model types and functions in an effort to strategically deploy the right sort of model at the appropriate stage in the design process. SERIES: Architecture in Practice

Architectural Design with SketchUp

This new second edition covers the latest products and plugin extensions, 3D model creation features, Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities, import/export options, and 3D web content generation to ensure the reader has an up to ...

Architectural Design with SketchUp

Author: Alexander C. Schreyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118978811

Page: 416

View: 714

Go beyond the basics: making SketchUp work for you Architectural Design with SketchUp, Second Edition, is the leading guide to this incredibly useful tool for architects, interior designers, construction professionals, and makers. With easy to follow tutorials that first brush up on the basics of the program and then cover many advanced processes, this resource offers both informative text and full-color illustrations to clearly convey the techniques and features you need to excel. The updated second edition has a new chapter that explains how to make things with SketchUp, and covers 3D printing, design to fabrication, CNC milling, and laser cutting. Other chapters also now cover Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D web content generation. Additionally, the revised text offers insight into the latest products and plugin extensions, navigation methods, import/export options, and 3D model creation features to ensure you have an up to date understanding of how to make SketchUp help you meet your project goals. A leading 3D modeling application, SketchUp features documentation capabilities through photorealistic renderings and construction drawings. Because of its ease of use and ability to be enhanced with many plugin extensions for project-specific applications, SketchUp is considered the tool of choice for professionals in the architecture, interior design, construction, and fabrication fields. Access thoroughly updated information in an easy to understand writing style Increase your efficiency and accuracy when using SketchUp and refresh and supplement your understanding of SketchUp's basics Explore component-based modeling for assembly, scheduling, collaborative design, and modeling with a BIM approach Find the right plugin extensions and understand how to best work with them See how easy it is to generate presentation-ready renderings from your 3D models Learn how you can use 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser cutting to make things with SketchUp Use cookbook-style Ruby coding to create amazing 3D objects Supplement your knowledge with video tutorials, sample files, and Ruby scripts via a robust companion website Architectural Design with SketchUp, Second Edition, is an integral resource for both students and professionals working in the architecture, interior design, construction, and fabrication industries.

Seeing and Making in Architecture

detach the model from other tools, but rather circulate among the tools to advance a ... or totally by model making, or totally from 3D computer models.

Seeing and Making in Architecture

Author: Taiji Miyasaka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135049114

Page: 176

View: 683

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.

Modeling Messages

Grounded in a discussion of historic models - Michelangelo's massive wooden models of Renaissance churches, Sir John Soane's beautifully crafted replicas of the Bank of England, Kasimir Malevich's Suprematist Architektons of the early ...

Modeling Messages

Author: Karen Moon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 239

View: 612

"Author Karen Moon identifies two principal types of models: those made for the relatively private functions of design and exchange of ideas and those prepared for the typically more public purposes of communication and presentation. Grounded in a discussion of historic models - Michelangelo's massive wooden models of Renaissance churches, Sir John Soane's beautifully crafted replicas of the Bank of England, Kasimir Malevich's Suprematist Architektons of the early twentieth century - the author's text draws as well on her extensive interviews with architects and modelmakers. Illustrations include rare archival images along with spectacular and creative models from noted international architects."--BOOK JACKET.

Representational Techniques for Architecture

The book 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 ...

Representational Techniques for Architecture

Author: Lorraine Farrelly

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474239269

Page: 184

View: 791

The techniques used to represent architectural design are examined in Representational Techniques for Architecture. A broad array of methodologies for developing architectural ideas are described, ranging from two- and three-dimensional conceptual sketches, through to the working drawings required for the construction of buildings. The book 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. In the second edition, 25% of the material is new: many of the images have been updated, and new case studies have been added, for example architect studios such as Coophimmelblau and C J Lim/Studio 8 architects. Additional case studies are drawn from American and international architectural practices and studios. The most up-to-date CAD technology is examined along with illustrations showing how it can be used to create architectural models and plans. The enhanced project sections encourage students to explore further the techniques that they have acquired.

Building an Enterprise Architecture Practice

This book provides practical advice on how to develop an enterprise architecture practice.

Building an Enterprise Architecture Practice

Author: Martin van den Berg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402056060

Page: 206

View: 347

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.

Model Based System Architecture

TABLE 10.8 Close Collaboration between System Architects and a Supplier's ... from the supplier side that are needed for making well-founded interface ...

Model Based System Architecture

Author: Tim Weilkiens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118893646

Page: 400

View: 826

Presents modeling approaches that can be performed in SysML and other modeling languages This book combines the emerging discipline of systems architecting with model-based approaches using SysML. The early chapters of the book provide the fundamentals of systems architecting; discussing what systems architecting entails and how it benefits systems engineering. Model-based systems engineering is then defined, and its capabilities to develop complex systems on time and in a feasible quality are discussed. The remainder of the book covers important topics such as: architecture descriptions; architecture patterns; perspectives, viewpoints, views and their relation to system architecture; the roles of a system architect, their team, and stakeholders; systems architecting processes; agile approaches to systems architecting; variant modeling techniques; architecture frameworks; and architecture assessment. The book's organization allows experts to read the chapters out of sequence. Novices can read the chapters sequentially to gain a systematic introduction to system architecting. Model-Based System Architecture: Provides comprehensive coverage of the Functional Architecture for Systems (FAS) method created by the authors and based on common MBSE practices Covers architecture frameworks, including the System of Systems, Zachman Frameworks, TOGAF®, and more Includes a consistent example system, the “Virtual Museum Tour” system, that allows the authors to demonstrate the systems architecting concepts covered in the book Model-Based System Architecture is a comprehensive reference for system architects and systems engineers in technology companies. This book will also serve as a reference to students and researchers interested in functional architectures. Tim Weilkiens is the CEO at the German consultancy oose Innovative Informatik and co-author of the SysML specification. He has introduced model-based systems engineering to a variety of industry sectors. He is author of several books about modeling and the MBSE methodology SYSMOD. Jesko G. Lamm is a Senior Systems Engineer at Bernafon, a Swiss manufacturer for hearing instruments. With Tim Weilkiens, Jesko G. Lamm founded the Functional Architectures working group of the German chapter of INCOSE. Stephan Roth is a coach, consultant, and trainer for systems and software engineering at the German consultancy oose Innovative Informatik. He is a state-certified technical assistant for computer science from Physikalisch-Technische Lehranstalt (PTL) Wedel and a certified systems engineer (GfSE)®- Level C. Markus Walker works at Schindler Elevator in the research and development division as elevator system architect. He is an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) and is engaged in the committee of the Swiss chapter of INCOSE.