Building a Model for Architecture Class
Part of your final project is to construct a scale model.
I would like you to work together on it if possible. One way would be to have the model divided by floors but how you work out construction details is up to you.
In the past students have plotted out floor plans to a scale that fits the size they want to build. Then you can build the model to a pattern.
Model must be built to scale.
Indicate scale on model. Example: 1/8" = 1'
Model cannot exceed 30" in any direction.
Model material choice is up to you.
Interior room layout has to be visible so roof is either removeable or transparent or partial. Multiple floors are ok but room layout must be visible.
Model is a part of your final presentation. Often a base is a good idea.
Model Construction Safety.
Please be careful. If you use a cutting tool, cut away from yourself.
If you use hot glue, be careful with the heat.
When cutting materials, don't cut carpet, vinyl or mom's table.
Always cut on a scrap piece of plywood or with a mat designed for cutting.
Materials in the past have included 1/8" plywood, cardboard, foam board,
Methods of joining are usually glue, staples, tooth picks, tape, hot glue, screws and sometimes small braces.
Advice from model builders: Put doors and windows in before trying to assemble the model.
Most common construction material: cardboard.
Here are some images from the internet showing how other designers have built models.
For more ideas on how to build a scale model of a house CLICK HERE.