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Architectural Modelmaking by Nick Dunn

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Spatial models

An important difference between a descriptive presentation model and an explorative model is that the former seeks to provide a holistic view of the finished project, while the latter may be produced to investigate particular components of the design. As the form of a new design emerges, a whole series of more specialized building models may be constructed that respond to questions arising from the initial evolution of the architectural form. These are specific spatial-study models, i.e. complete or part models specifically built to explore certain issues. By working directly in space, albeit at a small scale, concepts are formed by a student and a design is refined as a result of its exploration in three dimensions—a process in ...

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