'Architectural Modelmaking' by Nick Dunn

“Nick Dunn was my tutor at the University of Manchester, this is a great book on the art and science behind model making and how to go about it” Stephen Drew

From the Inside Flap

The physical model is an important communication tool for architects. Although the proliferation of CAD programs has enabled the creation of increasingly complex computer models and virtual environments, there is also a growing need to address the three-dimensional qualities of architecture that may be lost when using such media. This book focuses on the inspiring possibilities for modelling the built environment with all the different media and techniques available. In describing the use of different models in different contexts, the book provides a practical guide to how and why models are used, and what they are used for. This second edition includes more detailed step-by-step exercises, expanded discussion of materials and techniques, updated coverage of digital techniques and new case studies. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Review

‘Dunn's primer engages the student in the why and how of Architectural Modelmaking and will be an indispensable guide for any student of architecture or the built environment.' Dr. Alex Bitterman, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY ‘The book is filled with an exciting array of model making techniques with a wonderful section on how model making formulated the design of significant buildings throughout history.' Brigette L. Knowles, Temple University, PA –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

From the Back Cover

The physical model is an important communication tool for architects. Although the proliferation of CAD programs has enabled the creation of increasingly complex computer models and virtual environments, there is also a growing need to address the three-dimensional qualities of architecture that may be lost when using such media. This book focuses on the inspiring possibilities for modelling the built environment with all the different media and techniques available. In describing the use of different models in different contexts, the book provides a practical guide to how and why models are used, and what they are used for. This second edition includes more detailed step-by-step exercises, expanded discussion of materials and techniques, updated coverage of digital techniques and new case studies. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

From the Author

Nick Dunn is Professor of Urban Design at Lancaster University. His primary research interests are in the fields of visualization, modelling, mapping, representation in architecture, infrastructure and urbanism. He is also the author of Digital Fabrication (Laurence King 2012). –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Nick Dunn is Professor of Urban Design at Lancaster University. His primary research interests are in the fields of visualization, modelling, mapping, representation in architecture, infrastructure and urbanism. He is also the author of Digital Fabrication (Laurence King 2012). –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.