ISBN 9788131522356,Architectural Models : Construction Techniques

Architectural Models : Construction Techniques



Cengage Learning

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788131522356

ISBN-10 8131522350


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 144 Pages
Language (English)

Building construction & materials

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, sketchmodelcomputer model. No other representational form is as effective in enabling the viewer to perceive the spaces, shapes, surfaces and textures created by the architects 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.

Offers numerous color, black and white photographs and line drawings, new to this edition, which further enhance understanding and the usefulness of the text.
Introduces to this completely revised edition a new chapter on model photography, whose extraordinary results are captured in the books illustrations.
Presents a comprehensive and fully up-to-the-moment discussion of the materials, techniques and uses of architectural model making.
Deals with the appropriate use of CNC model making.
Describes how to select the appropriate scale, materials and technical skills required to design models -whether by hand, machine, or computer-operated equipment.

About the Author

Professor Wolfgang Knoll studied architecture at the Technical University in Vienna and worked at a number of architecture firms and as an architect for the film industry. He holds a chair at the Institute of Presentation and Design (IDG 1) at the Technical University of Stuttgart, where he has established workshops for architectural model-making, photography, film, graphic design and CAD.

Martin Hechinger is a model builder and director of the model shop at the University of Stuttgart, IDG 1, where he also teaches architectural presentation. He serves as a juror in international study programs.

Table of Contents : -

1. Introduction

2. Types of Models
2.1 Topographic Models
2.1.1 Site Models
2.1.2 Landscape Models
2.1.3 Models of Gardens
2.2 Volumetric Models
2.2.1 Urban Design Models
2.2.2 Building Models
2.2.3 Structural Models
2.2.4 Interior Models
2.2.5 Detail Models
2.3 Specialty Models

3. Material and Equipment
3.1 Materials
3.1.1 Papers, Boards, Card-boards
3.1.2 Solid Foam
3.1.3 Acrylic Glass, Polystyrene
3.1.7 Metal
3.1.8 Found Objects, Natural and Man-made
3.1.9 Small Components
3.1.10 Glues, Adhesive Tapes, Adhesive Films
3.2 Tools
3.3 Machinery

4. The Work Space
4.1 Basic Equipment
4.2 The Expanded Workshop

5. Preparing to Work
5.1 Checklist

6. Making Separate Pieces
6.1 The Model Base
6.1.1 Section and Form
6.1.2 Materials
6.1.3 Substructure, Base, Frame
6.1.4 Lettering
6.1.5 Assembling in Parts, Protective Covers
6.2 The Site
6.2.1 Scale, Material, Colour
6.2.2 Building Up the Topography
6.2.3 Circulation, Greenery and Water
6.3 Models of Buildings
6.3.1 Linear Sections and Profiles
6.3.2 Soldered Structures
6.3.3 Flat Pieces
6.3.4 Massing
6.4 Plaster Models
6.4.1 How to Construct
6.4.2 Working with Plaster Models

7. Materials that Give Scale
7.1 Scale Trees and Bushes
7.2 Scale Figures
7.3 Scale Vehicles
7.4 Small Elements

8. Making CNC Models
8.1 Types of Equipment
8.2 CNC Milling
8.3 CNC Laser Cutter
8.4 Rapid Prototyping

9. Use of Color in the Model
9.1 Material Colours
9.2 Applying Colour

10. Examples

11. Designing Architecture Models

12. Model Photography
12.1 Preliminary Decisions
12.2 Model Requirements
12.3 Basic Outfitting
12.4 Examples

13. Appendix
13.1 Index of Illustrations
13.2 Authors and Photographers
13.3 Subject Index