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Architectural Modelmaking by Nick Dunn

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Presentation/exhibition models

Perhaps the most familiar type of architectural model, due to its frequency in the public eye, is the presentation or exhibition model that typically describes a whole building or project design and signifies a point in the design process at which the designer is ready to communicate the proposal to external audiences such as clients and public. This type of model has a major role in the communication of a design proposal, as it is often the one subject to most scrutiny. Such a model may also act as a “talisman” for the project owing to the use of its image in the press, on websites, etc. Why should this be? A presentation model provides a clear and coherent description of a design, and functions as a representation ...

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