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Designing with Models: A Studio Guide to Making and Using Architectural Design Models, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-00755-6
256 pages
September 2010
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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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Table of Contents

Chapter One. Start.

Chapter Two. Connect.

Chapter Three. Explore.

Chapter Four. Apply.

Chapter Five. Advance.

Chapter Six. Build.

Chapter Seven. Interface.

Chapter Eight. Expand.



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Author Information

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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New to This Edition

  • Updated information concerning digital modeling programs has been updated, along with the interface between modeling programs and the growing use of rapid prototyping processes
  • An introductory discussion of rapid prototyping
  • An introduction to digital equipment and design software
  • New examples of student projects as well as urban and industrial design models
  • Features examples  from renowned architects including Morphosis, Mack Scogin of Merrill Elam Architects, Gehry Partners LLP, Richard Meier and Partners Architects and Antoine Predock
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Contains five fully illustrated case studies (including residential, commercial, retail and park spaces) helping students understand the process of designing with models
  • Defines all basic terms, equipment and materials used in modeling
  • Outlines the design process one step at a time, with a separate chapter provided for each stage, allowing the student to jump to relevant sections
  • Includes a full section on advanced modeling, covering advanced materials and the creation of transparent form models and curvilinear solids
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