This is a “design sketch model”. The purpose is to be able to build and design at the same time in a relatively quick, sculptural way – hot glue gun and foamcore mostly. You design very different things when you build a physical model during the design process. This was done by a 17 year old female student with no prior experience, under direction in approx 12 hours. This one is fairly basic. There are much more elaborate and exploratory examples in other posts. Yes, computers are wonderful, but there is nothing like a physical design-sketch model. The process is build-design-change-rebuild. We do a version of this model in Building Architectural Models and Maquettes at Emily Carr. Basic plan provided – exploration and creative changes encouraged. Great for adding to your design skill inventory and for Architectural portfolios.
Next session is Spring 2017. A series of 8 Sunday afternoons. Call (604)844-3800, Emily Carr University of Art and Design.