Architectural massing models remain the best way to present and communicate the fundamental exterior forms of a structure visually, even compared to today's high-tech visualization tools. There is no better way to communicate spacial relationships, context and comparative size than to have an architectural massing model sitting in front of you in physical form. The fundamental understanding brought on by a tactile scale model which all can experience it essentially unparalleled. These massing models can be used to gain a more thorough understanding of the visual impact a building can have in a space, and to explore its impact on the existing structures and landscapes.
As architectural model makers, we have vast experience working with architects, developers, marketing firms hired by a developer, clients, or any combination of those in conjunction to provide not only the highest quality model, but the one most appropriate to your needs. We can work with you to assess your requirements, and guide you to choose the best scale and level of finish to fit your budget, and needs. We have the experience to create accurate architecture massing models. These are generally constructed from high density polyurethane foam, painted in a palette of soft colors to minimize distraction from the intent of the model, which is to explore essential forms and its sense of space in relation to the surrounding architecture. We also create a nice simple base for the model with black or white Formica sides.
When creating scale massing models, we employ the latest technologies available to the modern architectural model builders. These include 3d modeling, 3d printing, laser cutting, and 3d CNC machining. As skilled architectural model builders we are also extremely well versed in the more traditional manual model-making techniques, especially when working on projects such as massing models, as it is in most cases still the most efficient and cost-effective way of producing the simplified forms. We can also create highly accurate site and terrain for your massing models using our 3-axis CNC. The site quality and accuracy is limited only by the quality of information we are provided. Massing model sites are generally shown as stepped contours, with subtly indicated roads and vegetation. Browse our portfolio to see some of the highly functional projects we have produced as an architectural model company. You will quickly see the depth and breadth of our capabilities as model makers. We have produced many massing models for, private homes, commercial properties, towers, stadiums, industrial factories and much more.
We can usually provide a quote within 24 hours. To get a quote started for an architectural model, we need a few pieces of information. Elevation and plan drawings in CAD format such as a DWG file, are preferred, however we can usually provide a ball park price range with just a perspective rendering. If only PDFs are available, then ideally vector format is by far better than raster. Please note that the more complete information we have the lower the price of the architectural model. We will also need to know the extents of the site the model is to cover, contours numbered so we know which way is up, and which details you wish to show on the site, such as trees, shrubs, planters and pathways. Additionally we will need to know how many off-site buildings are to be shown, and their approximate level of detail, typically we simply need the building footprint and the building's height. We will also need to know the scale you wish to have your massing model built in, and the level of detail desired for the key building(s). We can provide photos of previous jobs to give you an idea of the various levels of detail available.
To get a scale architectural massing model project started, please contact us via phone or email to discuss your needs.
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