We work in a wide range of materials for architectural models. Including acrylic, foam, timber, veneer, card and 3d printed plastics. The architectural models can be painted with colour to represent building materials and etched to acheive textrure.
We can integrate lighting into your model to highlight important buildings and rooms or just for effect. This gives the model more depth and interst.
Simple monochromatic block architectural models show initial concept plans and a buildings context to it’s surroundings. These can be modern acrylic or low budget foams.
Detailed models using textural materials to represent architectural language, modern crisp acrylics or warm natural timbers. Laser etched accents and subtle paint effects add character without being imposing.
Full colour architectural models bring the design to life with more realistic representations of materials and finishes.
If you are looking for an architectural model for a competition you may want a conceptual representation, using an abstract approach we can make a piece of art using all our model making skills and techniques.
We use a range of machinery to produce your architectural models. Laser cutting can achieve 0.1mm precision in cutting acrylics and timber. High tolerance acrylic from 0.5mm thickness allows us to acheive delicate cutting. Fine details can also be picked up with engraving to give the models texture.
3d printing is fantastic for accent pieces and organic forms. Thes can be compined with traditional model making to work to your budget.
If you require the topography to be shown to a high accuracy we would use CNC milling to produce a contoured base.
Architectural models are powerful tools in planning applications, we can give an accurate representation of your site building in context of it’s surroundings in a way that a 2D drawing can not convey. Aesthetically appealing to clients, architectural models can help demonstrate the interaction of the proposed buildings with their surroundings. They are also a useful sales tool after planning stages.
We can produce massed models with detailed site building or full high detail models to work to your budget to suit your requirements.
We can work to any scale you request. The larger the scale, the more detail that can be achieved. For planning applications 1:200 is the most common as you can achieve high architectural detail and get a good impression of the topography.
Other common scales in architectural model making are 1:100 and 1:500. Smaller scale models at 1:2000 are common for master planning at low resolution.
We can build our 3d architectural models with removable site ‘pads’ so that the main bulk of the model can be retained throughout the project while the site is easily upgradeable as the design progresses. This method allows the model to be used from concept and competition as a design tool right through to final planning application.
– A site plan with model boundaries outlined.
– Topographic and landscaping plan of the site.
– Plans and elevations of all buildings to be constructed.
– Relevant images/photos showing building materials.
Get in touch to discuss your project even if you don’t have all the information available currently.