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:
- Foam Core
- X-acto knife
- Glue stick and hot glue
- Timber stickers
- Aluminium sheets
- Self-raising cutting mat
- 30cm and 60cm ruler
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