The topographic architectural models are used to reproduce an existing land, garden, or landscape. Some themes of reproduction of urban spaces such as parks, playgrounds or cemeteries might be added to them. Reproduction at the level of streets and centres belongs to both this group and to the architectural model with edifices. The topographic architectural models correspond to the representation of vegetation (trees, shrubs and forests) and the reproduction of the land or relief with rocks, cliffs and valleys is the representation of the surface types, such as people, cars and urban furniture. These elements are manufactured at all levels from 1: 250 to 1:50. While the field architectural models are a basic medium-scale representation and existing elements that are generally the basis of a building project, the scale architectural models of a natural landscape or garden gather, first of all, a description of the special qualities of the environment. In the architectural model of a garden, we are usually working on a high scale, in order to be able to understand, besides the vegetation and the shape of the soil, the type of the soil cover. It is important to note that, at the state of which the concept layout corresponds, the topographic architectural models are less common. The architectural models of lands are almost always built up as modifiable workmanships, which need to be useful as the project evolves.
The Gate of Jiului River Architectural Scale Model -© BLUEPRINT ARCHITECTURE