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Architectural Modelmaking by Nick Dunn

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STEP BY STEP MAKING A CLADDING MODEL

Evaluation of material surfaces and other building elements is not an activity exclusive to architects. The innovative modelmaker may wish to explore properties of various components for consideration to be included as a feature in a design, which may strengthen or relate to the original concept. In this example, an investigation into the suitability of a textured component for use as a cladding panel is explored through a straightforward process of modelmaking. The tactile nature of the test component enables a designer to get, literally, a “feel” for materials. Depending on their intended use within a design, elements such as these can be photographed and applied at a range of scales, offering further design ...

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