code AR224
credit_hours 2
title Workshops & Architectural Models
arbic title -
prequisites None
credit hours 2
Description/Outcomes Architectural Models are one of the main means by which an architect invents and develops his design. They serve as a bridge between the idea and its realization and are clear and comprehensible examples of how design ideas can be skillfully translated into models. This course encompasses the definitions, analyses, concepts, development and presentation of fundamentals of architectural models. Students learn how to build abstract and architectural forms using different materials such as wood, paper, plaster ….etc.
arabic Description/Outcomes
objectives • Enhance the student with practical skills of architectural volumes and shape presentation.rn
arabic objectives
ref. books • Norman Trudeau, Professional Model Making – A handbook of techniques and materials for architects and designers, Watson - Guptill publications, N.Y.P Printed in Malaysia. rn• Ansgar Oswald, Architectural Models, Dom Publishers, July 2008
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textbook N/A
arabic textbook
objective set
content set
course file 46_AR224_Workshop & Architectural Models.pdf
Course Content
content serial Description
1 Introduction – Why do we use models?Course Contents Requirements - Tools and Materials.
2 How to use study models in architectural design.Materials and tools used in study models, making compound forms using plasticine.
3 Making models using paper 180g (simple geometric figures).
4 Making models using wood, wires, fibers …etc. (Structural models.)
5 Application on structural models.
6 Designing structures through models(Bus station, shed, …..etc.)
7 Continuation of the previous lecture and evaluation.
8 Architectural Models1, using Photohall & Canson.
9 Architectural Models 2, using Photohall & Canson.
10 Site modeling and presentation techniques.
11 Using landscape materials in site presentation (urban planning and in architecture).Final Project Selection.
12 Continuation of the previous lecture and evaluation.
13 Evaluation of the final project.
14 Submission of final project.
15 Revision.