An architectural model is raised for some well-defined purposes. The specific ones help to study the interaction of volumes with ease. People get a good idea about the appearance of the building, from different angels. It’s a practical method utilized for exploring different architectural styles. Perfectly built models help in efficient selling of a design. The small scale models act as substitute, when huge 3D or 2D models cannot be viewed due to various problems. They are sometimes used as showpieces in exhibitions, sales, and fundraising activities.
They are classified as exterior, interior, landscape, urban, and engineering/construction models. The civic spaces around the buildings are included in the exterior category, while interior works like color, furniture, and decoration are presented in the interior category. The landscape design is elaborated under landscape category, and the urban models use miniature scaling (min. 1:500) to demonstrate apartments, blocks, village, or towns. Engineering/construction models are quite complex, as each element of this style is explained in details.
Working on a Virtual Modeling
Usage of Computer Aided Designs (CAD) have solved the problem of designing a virtual house or any other structure. Earlier, a fixed arbitrary scale having specific measurements for lines and points was used to build an architectural model. With development of technology, the process has