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Architectural Modelmaking by Nick Dunn

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STEP BY STEP USING PLASTICINE TO DEVELOP FORM

In the modelling sequence below, it is possible to see the different stages of the design process for the development of the form of ARCAM, Amsterdam, by René van Zuuk. The sculptural shape of the design is evolved through a process of contouring a piece of plasticine from a basic trapezoidal block to a much more curvaceous and sleek form. This design development illustrates one of the fundamental approaches in architectural design as it is the result of a quest to balance contextual limitations while pursuing formal inquiry. For more images of this project see pages 118 and 124.

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