Dunn, N., 2010.
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Architecture is essentially about making and being able to clearly communicate our ideas and understanding of the built environment. The physical scale model is often cited as an important tool of communication throughout the design process for architecture students and practitioners alike. Although the proliferation of CAD programs currently available has enabled the creation of computer models and virtual environments with varying degrees of complexity, there is also an increasing need to address the three-dimensional qualities of architecture ‘hands-on’ that may be lost when using such media. Therefore, this book focuses on the inspiring possibilities for modelling architecture and the built environment with all the different media and techniques that are now available to us.
Through description of the use of different models in different contexts, this book will provide a practical and effective guide to how and why models are used in addition to what they are used for, and, furthermore, how they relate to architecture education. From miniature verisimilitudes of reality to provocatively energetic sculptural representations, models provide the most readily digestible and rich method of communication to describe architectural ideas and this book will retain a vital purpose in architectural schools and practices alike.
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