Please note that study models are used to quickly visualize ideas. Finish models are used to describe ideas after they have experienced some refinement. More care must be taken in their execution.
The scale of your finished model must be 3/16”=1’-0”
Horizontal surfaces should be made out of foamcore with edges banded in museum board or similar material.
Vertical surfaces should be made out of thick white museum board or similar material. The material must be the same color on the inside as on the outside surfaces. The thickness of vertical planes should be as close to 3/32" as possible. You may need to glue two layers of the material together.
If you need columns, use plastic ones. Please ask me about this.
A thick model base gives a sense of visual weight to your project. It also makes your structure appear more delicate. Your study model had a total of 10 L-shaped layers plus the base layer. Do the same for the presentation model except add two additional layers to your base.
Models look cleaner without butt joints at co-planar surfaces. If two planes are co-planar, build them as one piece. Sometimes it is necessary to do elevation drawings before you build a model in order to understand where these co-planar conditions exist.
When vertical planes intersect horizontal planes, allow the vertical plane to cover the edge of the horizontal plane. This mimics the typical way that structures are built when the roof is flat.
Horizontal and vertical planes should overlap. No shear conditions allowed.
You may recycle parts of your study model.
If you have included stairs in your design, it is recommended that you print them using the 3D printer.
Assessment: Grades for this project will be based on compliance with the constraints described above, craftsmanship, graphic clarity, accuracy in the representation of planar intersections as described in the Calibration exercise, coordination between drawings and model.
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