Architectural Model Making Tips + Tricks – An Architect’s Guide (Part 1)

An inside look at architecture models and part one in a how-to guide for building your own scale models. Part one of this model making guide gives an overview of the types of models architects, intern architects and architecture students build and two tips for planning your next modeling project.

For detailed information on the models shown in the video, follow my Pinterest board:

Model types discussed:
– Study models + parti models
– Presentation
– Daylighting
– Detail
– Material

Each video in the series conveys both macro and (at least one) micro concept along to help you as you design and build your architecture models.

Macro concept: Define the model’s purpose.
The first step, one you take before building a model is to determine its purpose.

Micro concept: Use your models to narrate a story.
I use models to tell a story and speak for me when I’m not presenting. To do this I use scale figures in motion, add furniture and interior objects, lighting, and other entourage. A narrative model can be a useful design tool too, revealing possibilities not previously explored.

In the next video I’ll discuss model making materials, tips for cutting and shortcuts I use in the construction of models.

// GEAR I USE //

* Canon 70D:

* Canon 24mm f2.8 Lens:
* Canon 40mm f2.8 Lens:

* Rode VideoMic Pro (hotshoe mtd.):
* ATR-2100 USB (dynamic mic):

* Prismacolor Markers:
* Timelapse Camera:
* AutoCAD LT:
* SketchUp PRO:
* HP T120 Plotter:
* Adobe CC Photography (Photoshop/Lightroom) Plan:

* Architect + Entrepreneur Startup Toolkit:

Please watch: “Inside My Sketchbook + An Architect’s Sketching Tools”




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