Model Making

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Architectural modelling is an essential part of the study of architecture. In addition to sketches and plans, the models serve to communicate the design idea. In contrast to two-dimensional drawings, models can be used to simulate light, shadows, spatial relationships and volumes. In the individual stages of architectural design, from working and mass models of the first design ideas to design models and presentation models, they help to visualise the design idea.

The participants of the practical workshop deal with selected designs from the recent architectural history of the 20th and 21st centuries and build models on this basis on a scale of 1:50 or 1:20.

Floor plans, façade sections, an ensemble of volume models or sectional models can be made on the basis of the plan documents. Within the framework of the workshop practical, the focus is primarily on craft methods for building the models, applying and deepening familiar, proven model building techniques. New approaches and solutions to problems are developed during the model building process. The range of model building materials we will use includes materials such as: Paper, cardboard, wood, metal, which will be processed with the appropriate joining techniques such as gluing, screwing, soldering. In addition to the formal, the colour design of the models can also be part of the workshop practical. The finished models are then made available to all students as visual objects.

Successful participation in two studio and workshop courses can be substituted for an elective subject within the Bachelor's degree programme.

Start: 22.11.2021 | 9:00 - 16:00 hrs

End: 26.11.2021

Material contribution: 25€

Ort: WSA Arbeitsraum 1OG

Instruction in the workshop: Benedikt Baum