Architectural Model Building Tools, Techniques and Materials

ISBN-10: 1563677733

ISBN-13: 9781563677731

Edition: 2010

Authors: Roark T. Congdon

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Advances in computer aided design have proven to be an invaluable tool for the architect and designer, yet Frank Gehry still begins his creative process by making ldquo;simpleldquo; models out of modest materials. Drawings and video, while an essential part of the design process, are still not substitutes for the tactile sensation one receives from a scale model. Drawing on 20 years experience in art and architecture, the author has developed this book on model making as it applies to students and professional of the built environment. It will illustrate a multitude of techniques and the use of a wide variety of materials, providing a solid foundation for students and professionals to create and enjoy three-dimensional model making. Features: -- Organized according to a logical progression, using skills, techniques, and materials which build upon themselves -- Covers 3D fundamentals for interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, furniture design, theatrical design, and retail merchandising -- Chapters follow a logical progression from basic to the most advanced -- Section on ldquo;Learning from the Prosrdquo; will list common mistakes and how to avoid them -- Relevant safety issues relating to the tools and materials discussed throughout -- Planning considerations such as budget, use of models, scale, and construction techniques -- Display and photographing models for presentation including choosing a viewpoint, background and lighting effects -- Chapter on history of models and/or building systems, materials and construction techniques -- End of chapter assignments/exercises and summary and glossary -- Pre-printed geometric patterns for students to cut out and use to assemble models -- Instructor's Manual includes course outlines and recommended additional projects
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List price: $72.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Publication date: 5/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 11.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

A Brief History of the Architectural Model
An overview of Model Types and Their Uses
Interior Models
Planning a Model
Your Workspace
Basic Tools and Their Use
Fundamental Construction Techniques
Bases and Presentation
Paper-Based Model
Foam Board, Foam Core, or Bainbridge Board Models
Balsa and Basswood Construction Techniques
Mixing Media and Layering Components
Interior Models
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