Architectural Model House
An architectural model house is not any different from a regular model house that you may make in your home's workshop. The only difference may lie in the fact that architectural model houses need to be quite detailed to the last instance. There is no scope for anything vague or impractical being added to an architectural model house.
To begin building an architectural model house, you need to start by learning how to build or make a model house. While there are many institutes and courses that teach you how to build or make a model house, architectural model houses are a bit more specialized than normal and require you to understand a few details about the models, their plans and the structural basics.
Architectural model house plans are quite simple in terms of making them for a hobby however, if you are making them for a professional architectural project, then you need to add in as much detail there is to it. Architectural model houses are generally scale models and therefore, it is extremely important for you to get the dimensions and positioning right.
To make a rough version of an architectural model house, you may use anything from polystyrene, foam boards, wooden blocks, cardboard and even foam. Three dimensional and structurally accurate, these models can be quite simple or complex depending on the structure you are looking to create.
When building an architectural model house, you need to pick from one of the five types - Exterior modeling, Interior modeling, Landscaping design, Urban models and Engineering and construction models.
As the name suggests, each type of architectural model house is a specialization that focuses on each aspect such as the exterior of the home, the interior, the landscape of the home and the surrounding areas, several city blocks or isolated structural elements and their correlation, respectively.
There are many manufactures who specialize in producing singular elements such as trees, cars, people, furniture, etc. in various materials, which makes them ideal for use depending on what you are using to build your model. There is no specification as to what material needs to be used exactly and also, there aren't any rules that state that only certain types of material can be used so you are free to combine foam houses with metal-cut cars and wooden people.
Architectural model houses can be constructed at any scale unless being built for a specific purpose where the scale of the house is mentioned, such as a competition or exhibition. It is always important to match your architectural model house to the surrounding objects such as trees, people, etc. in terms of scale to make your architectural model house look authentic.
There are many companies that specialize in constructing architectural model houses and they are a great place to find people who can guide you and teach you the finer points about constructing your own architectural model house.
Constructing such model houses is a time consuming activity but if you are planning to take it up as a hobby, then remember that it s a lot of fun to put such a model together and then sit back and look at it. The joy of using your hands to work something so fine is unbelievable and if you are looking to find something to do with your children, then what better way to learn and have fun than by building architectural model houses.