Architectural models are a necessity in today’s construction and design. From simply interior models to elaborate community projects, many professionals and investors require a visual representation in order to have a better understanding of the project. To achieve this, you need to be very clear with your instructions to your model maker. Here are some details to specify:
The Final Plan
It is very important that you finalise the plan before handing it out to your contractor. Most model makers do the process in one go. Once they are done, you cannot request for changes. If they allow it, you will be paying an additional price. Most contractors ask you beforehand if the plan is complete. If it isn’t and you are in a rush, you need to properly tell them that changes might be needed. If possible, be clear to point out where the changes will be so they can prioritise the aspects that are good to go.
Some need 3D scale models to present the interior while others need it to show the exterior design. For property development companies, there will be more emphasis on the overall structure of the land once all the buildings and landscapes are created. You need to specify for what purpose you need the model to be. It will change the aspects where the model maker will give more attention. In some cases, we can use high quality materials or finishes to highlight certain aspects of the design. However, we need to be aware of this beforehand.
Knowing the purpose of the model will also allow us to determine the right scale of the project. If you don’t have a specific scale in mind, at least provide an approximate of the display area. In the case of exhibits, the area is usually narrow since there would be multiple participants. In such cases, the scale should be adjusted to a smaller percentage.
Last but probably the most important aspect is your customisation requests. Since these are details you personally want to emphasise, you need to specify them beforehand. There might be changes on our process depending on the feature you want to highlight.