Designing With Models: A Studio Guide To Architectural Process Models

Designing With Models: A Studio Guide To Architectural Process Models

Designing with Models: A Studio Guide to Architectural Process Models

The newly updated guide to design process modeling techniques

Designing with Models, Third 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 Third Edition features information on cutting-edge digital imaging equipment and design software, as well as many new process models from celebrated professional projects.

Architect Criss Mills acquaints architecture and design professionals with essential modeling terms, design processes, equipment, materials, and construction methods. Fully updated with nearly 200 new photos and twenty-six new projects from students and firms, Designing with Models, Third Edition walks readers through the basics of:

  • Material and tool selection

  • Construction techniques

  • Determining scale

  • Generating ideas

  • Exploring design processes and alternatives

  • Modifying design work directly on the model

  • Developing design work through modeling scale


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