In architecture, presenting your ideas for your future building is better done with physical models. These create a tangible representation which can display your artistry.
There are a lot of available materials for model making. Few of the simplest and widely used materials are foam boards, card boards, and wood. If you majored architecture back in your college years, your first architectural model would have been made from one of the three. That is understandable. They are highly accessible, easy to work with, and relatively cheap. However, if you want to up your game, it is best to venture out to other materials.
One of the advanced materials used in model making is cement or plaster. Cement gives a different texture from other materials. However, in using it, you must always work with caution. Otherwise, you’ll end up ruining your model.
Working With Cement or Concrete
Cement is a wonderful material to show your versatility. When using it for your architectural model, you have to mimic the actual process of constructing a building. You need to mix the cement with water, create molds, cure the cement, pour it, and stack them together.
Before working with this material, it is best to practice first and read more about how to use it. By doing so, you can work with it without second guessing your actions. Avoid wasting time and material.
Tips on Presenting your Cement Models
If you have successfully harnessed your skills in using cement in model making, your next hurdle is presenting your cement models. It is best to have a solid base for you model as this serves as your project’s frame. You can then explain to your spectators how you used the material to achieve the model design you’re looking for.