Architectural Model Making

This course gives an advanced understanding of architectural model making. Partly based in the wood workshop at Central Saint Martins, this course aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of the requirements of being a model maker. Through practical methods you will identify and explore the process of producing a model...

Taught by: Billy Dickinson, Mark Luggie.

Description

This course gives an advanced understanding of architectural model making. Partly based in the wood workshop at Central Saint Martins, this course aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of the requirements of being a model maker. Through practical methods you will identify and explore the process of producing a model.

You will identify a scheme to explore and, through a process of discussion and investigation, work out a concept for a model.

This will include not only the subject but also the many variables involved such as scale, purpose, materiality, level of detail and abstraction, and a feasibility study in relation to time frames and costs. Then, through practical workshop techniques, you will aim to produce the project.

The core content of practical techniques will give you a solid grounding in many aspects of model construction covering a wide range of materials, processes, machine use and, where applicable, laser cutting and CAD drawing will be outlined and guidance given to achieve the desired result.

This course is workshop-based and, after an initial induction, you will be supported and aided in the design and the finishing of a scale model that is good enough for any model maker's portfolio.


Tutor information

Billy Dickinson is a freelance model maker with over 13 years experience. Having graduated from Hertfordshire University in Model Design he started working as a model maker for Unit 2:2 models, working for architecture practices such as Future Systems, HCLA, Make, Munkenbeck and Marshall as well as developers like Galliard Homes and Redrow. After 8 years he turned freelance and began a working relationship with Millennium Models where his clients included Rogers Stick Harbor and Partners, Foster and Partners, John McAslan, O'Donnell and Tuomey as well as designers and artists such as Thomas Heatherwick, Anish Kapoor and Ron Arad. Now a Technician at Central Saint Martins wood workshop, Billy is actively involved in all courses related to the School Of Graphic and Industrial Design.
Mark Luggie is co founder of base models ltd. Working with many respected architects and artists on diverse and interesting projects. With over 15 years experience of making and a wide range of professional contacts he is hoping to enthuse people about the craft of modelmaking.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Pencil
  • Scalpel + blades
  • Engineers Square
  • Cutting Matt
  • Vernier Calipers
  • Metal Ruler
  • Calculator
  • Evo -Stick
  • Super glue
  • Masking tape
  • Double sided tape
  • Protractor
  • Small modeling brushes?.

Details for booking

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