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Architectural Models:

Architectural model making presents particular challenges: the demands of planning applications and competition entry are very familiar to us at Model Maker SA - tight timescales and emerging designs are parameters we are happy to work within. Fully aware that your investment is often speculative, we can advise on the most cost effective way of representing a development, from budget block-massing studies to fully detailed and illuminated models.



Wits Campus was a rare opportunity for us to work on a prestigious local project. A timber contoured base with pastel green staining to the site area and greyed out offsites. Contrasting timber buildings and etched bronze canopies made for a stunning model.



Architectural model of residential property in Boksburg. One elevation and part of the roof is removable giving access to show interior spaces and structural changes.



Jeppe street Johannesburg is the location for this commercial development modelled in maple wood and Perspex. Internal lighting gives a sense of space and vibrancy whilst the carefully selected timber veneers convey quality and attention to detail.



This competition submission for a new school in Witbank lends itself well to the monochrome style of modelmaking. Underfloor lighting in each of the hollow pavilions spills out onto the walkways and covered public areas. 1:300 scale.



Another view of the Witbank school model. White models enable us to work within tight timescales particularly where drawings are fluid. 1:300 scale.



A fully detailed school model produced against the clock for a competition submission. We accommodated many of the design refinements from our RDP Schools Education dept. right up until the completion date. 1:200 scale.



MMA Architects commissioned this timber and Perspex model of Johannesburg Art Gallery. The steamed beech veneer contrasts well with the transparency and clean lines of the new Civic Arts development.



This monochrome architectural model of the Appeal Court, Pretoria, shows off its classical design to dramatic effect. The real surprise comes however when the model is split at three different levels to reveal Parr Partnerships dynamic use of internal space. 1:150 scale.



Doncan docks, Port Elizabeth are the location for this fully detailed architectural model. The bold colours and forms of the commercial development are set off by the adjacent reflective water surface.



New NHS medical facilities in Boksburg modelled in steamed beech. Feature panels on the building are picked out in vibrant colours and the central core is illuminated from within. Polished metal vehicles contrast with the fine texture of the timber. Produced for a East Rand based architect.



This AGS designed church is in fact an off-site building for a much larger model. It demonstrates the form and detail evident with an all-white model.



A monochrome architectural model of Boksburg city centre. Simple block buildings permit a short completion time and help to focus attention on the more detailed site building.



A combined commercial /residential development in Bartlette is the subject of this public presentation model. Whilst the proposed work is detailed and in soft colours, the surrounding off-site buildings are simplified and greyed-out.


If you need high quality architectural models then call us on 011 918 9883 now.