Another example of a model with the drawing elevations applied to the sides. This is a method that adds details quickly that would other wise be cost prohibitive and time consuming.
The Hayward City Hall model was build as in-house design study. As different parts of the building were being designed simultaneously the model was built up giving the designers a real and true sense of what exactly they were proposing. When the design was finalized, colors were added. The client appreciated the step-by-step process of progress and was able to understand and follow along.
I remembered the architect was a bit stressed on Friday and asked me to make and add a copper seamed metal roof on the model. Apparently there was disagreement on what the final roof material would be and it had to be done by Monday. Not pleased that I had to spend my weekend working on it but was able to make something that pleased myself, hoping he would agree. On Monday, I arrived late at the office and wasn’t sure what kind of reception I would get. Obviously he saw the model earlier and apparently saw me at my station and yelled from his office that was some fifty diagonally feet from mine…”that’s the best fucking metal seam roof I’ve ever seen!” Guess what…the building was built with a metal seam roof. Unfortunately, I have not located that picture that shows where the copper roof was built.
A large circular shopping mall was designed with an outside ring and center, two model in one. Often the architects would visit me as this large study model was being built because it helped on the spot visualization. Scale 1/8″
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