We have got off to an exciting start this spring semester with some excellent site models from our 3rd years in their Senior Design Studio and lovely concept models coming together in the 1st Year Design I studio.
Model making in Architecture is a key component of practice and education. Models are usually a scale representation of site and proposal allowing the viewer to understand a building proposal in context and detail. However, their use does not stop there. They are also a great way to explore concepts and spatial arrangements in 3D and are not rstricted to building proposals.
At IBU.ARC we use models to make scale representations of our proposals, but also to model room sets in our Interior Design course, 1:5 chair models in our Masters Furniture design course, concepts in all design courses and as a general tool to help us resolve design and spatial opportunities in all our projects.
As a contemporary school of Architecture we are privileged to have our own Laser cutter to assist our students make models and excellent expert staff who can help students to make complex and challenging models.
Understanding materials and structural relationships through model making is an important part of the architectural education process and one we value highly at IBU.ARC.
We are looking forward to seeing all the wonderful models that we will have this spring semester!