3D Building Modelling Attempt

Last semester in our Design course I produced a 3-dimensional 1:20 ratio model of a split-level ‘nanny flat’ studio for one of my subjects. Although I completed the outer-shell of the nanny flat (ie. walls and doors), I wasn’t able to complete a set of stairs to connect the ground floor of the ‘building’ to the split level platform (but I think I passed the subject anyway).

Themes I attempted to address when completing my model:

  • The importance of utilising more environmentally sustainable materials for building/ construction purposes (aluminium amongst other materials)
  • The lack of liveable residential areas in highly urbanised environments
  • Increase in smaller household numbers and
  • More inclination for smaller sized investment properties

This project was the first time that I ever made a scaled 3D model of a building. It was an experience.

Materials I used:

  • Cardboard
  • Foam Core
  • X-acto knife
  • Glue stick and hot glue
  • Timber stickers
  • Aluminium sheets
  • Self-raising cutting mat
  • 30cm and 60cm ruler
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Calculator
Cardboard Sample Model - 1:50 Ratio
Cardboard Sample Model – 1:50 Ratio
Cardboard Sample Model  #2
Cardboard Sample Model #2
Sample  cardboard model (1:50) to Actual Foam core model  with slight alteration (1:20)
Sample cardboard model (1:50) to Actual Foam core model with slight alteration (1:20)
Actual Foam core model with split level platform
Actual Foam core model with split level platform
Foam core base/ floor with imitation floorboard stickers
Foam core base/ floor with imitation floorboard stickers
Foam core base/ floor and walls
Foam core base/ floor and walls
Wall with aluminium sheet glued to foam core (exterior)
Wall with aluminium sheet glued to foam core (exterior)
Wall with timber sticker sheet attached to foam core (interior)
Wall with timber sticker sheet attached to foam core (interior)
Assembly
Assembly
Bi-foldable doors (front view)
Bi-foldable doors (front view)
Semi-finished interior (top view, unfixed walls) #1
Semi-finished interior (top view, unfixed walls) #1
Split level platform with timber sheets
Split level platform with timber sheets
Scaled bathroom
Scaled bathroom
Semi-finished interior (front view, unfixed walls) #2
Semi-finished interior (front view, unfixed walls) #2
Semi-finished exterior (back view, unfixed walls)  #1
Semi-finished exterior (back view, unfixed walls) #1
Semi-finished exterior (back view, unfixed walls)  #2
Semi-finished exterior (back view, unfixed walls) #2
Scaled Model Completed -  Front view  (2015)
Scaled Model Completed – Front view (2015)
Scaled Model Completed - Front view, Roofless (2015)
Scaled Model Completed – Front view, Roofless (2015)
Scaled Model Completed - Back view, Roofless (2015)
Scaled Model Completed – Back view, Roofless (2015)

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