Designing with Models: A Studio Guide to Making and Using Architectural Design Models

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 29, 2010 - Architecture - 256 pages
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Designing with Models, Second Edition is the revised, step-by-step guide to basic and advanced design process modeling. This comprehensive text explains the process from start to finish, and has been expanded to include up-to-date information on digital modeling programs and rapid prototyping processes. The impact of this new wave of 3D modeling technology is examined through interviews and numerous examples from renowned architects. Along with many new student projects, this new Second Edition features more than 800 high-quality photographs and fully illustrated in-depth case studies and the latest information on mastering the modeling of curvilinear components with planar material and casting techniques, exploring ideas with mixed media, working backwards from model information, recording and communicating 3D design work, exploring the safe and effective use of power tools, and more.

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CHAPTER ONE START Equipment Materials and Model Types
CHAPTER TWO CONNECT Basic Techniques for Assembling Model Components
CHAPTER THREE EXPLORE A Skeletal Framework for Conceiving and Using Models
CHAPTER FOUR APPLY StepbyStep Case Studies of Concepts and Techniques
CHAPTER FIVE ADVANCE Creating Curvilinear Forms and Special Techniques
CHAPTER SIX BUILD Implementing Model Exploration as Built Work
CHAPTER SEVEN INTERFACE Combining Digital and Physical Model Information
CHAPTER EIGHT EXPAND Topics for Continuing Exploration

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CRISS B. MILLS is a registered architect in Georgia and Florida and Principal of his own architecture firm. He holds a master's degree in architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master's degree in visual arts from Georgia State University.

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