Amazing Architectural Model Making Projects in China by RJ Models

Introduction of Architectural Model Makers, RJ Models:

Architectural model making is a progressive, challenging and complicated industry that helps to turn the spirit of architectural design into reality.

As a leading architectural model scale company in China, RJ Modelers is familiar with key elements in Chinese planning applications and market trends.

For over twenty years, RJ Models particularly enjoyed working collaboratively with the clients around China.

We discussed design ideas and direct instructions with the Chinese clients to effectively and faultlessly interpret their project.

Using advanced techniques and equipment, accompanied by professional model making craftsmanship, RJ Models has successfully produced a branch of architectural models.

These architectural models were used for a design competition, developer’s sales office, government construction approval, and historic preservation efforts, etc.

And we take great pride in the fact that RJ Models has assisted plenty of Chinese clients in gaining approval with funding.

Our architectural model makers in China also help to gain public acceptance once the presentation scale models are displayed.

Even more noteworthy is that RJ Models’ exceptional teams are strictly keeping eye on clients’ budgetary bottom line.

In a timely manner, we are always able to ensure the details consistent and precise for your architectural model.

1. Zhan Jiang Miniature City Planning Model

  • Scale: 1: 1000
  • Size: 32000 mm x 10000mm
  • Production Time: 3 months

This is the city planning model of Zhanjiang City, which is located in the Leizhou Peninsula, southwest of Guangdong Province.

The size of this city planning model is astonished 32000 mm x 10000mm, which costs the architectural model makers from RJ Models, an architectural model making company in China, nearly 100 days to finish it.

In the exhibition, this architectural model occupies a whole layer to show viewers the entire outlook of this region.

Although this city planning model is very large and time-consuming, our architectural model makers do not reduce their high standard of details, trees and scale model yacht also be included in the model.

In the city planning model, they use two different green materials to represent the green landscape.

For each house, RJ Models architectural model makers carve with heart and treat as their first model piece to show the future scene of this city in the most realistic way.

2. Shen Zhen Shekou District Miniature City Planning Model

  • Scale: 1:2000
  • Size: 1500 x 1200mm
  • Production Time: 14 days

Shekou District is located in the southeast of Nantou Peninsula in Shenzhen, adjacent to Shenzhen Bay in the east and Zhujiangkou in the west.

This site model is a planning model for the Shekou District, with a scale of 1:2000.

On such a scale, many details have to be omitted to show the full picture of the entire region.

In the architectural model, our architectural model makers choose materials with higher color brightness, which conveys a relaxed feeling to the viewers.

In the process of making the planning model, many advanced technologies and machines are used by our architectural model makers.

For example, the base of the model is craved by 3D printing, and the topographical features are accurately reproduced.

3. Shen Zhen Tecent Office Building Model by NBBJ

  • Scale: 1: 150
  • Size: 2000mm x 2000mm x 1300mm
  • Production Time: 20 days

Tecent building model

The Tecent office building is designed by NBBJ, one of the world-famous architectural design firms and known for their strong internal cohesiveness and spirit of cooperation.

The design of the entire office building is based on the concept of “connection”, which is also in line with the characteristics of Tecent’s characteristic.

Two aerial bridges were added between the two buildings, which also made the architectural model more difficult.

In the office building model, our architectural model makers not only meticulously portrays every detail of the facade but also pays great attention to the lower streetscapes.

The use of scaled people and trees make the whole office building model more realistic.

In the process of making the office building model, more than 20 architectural model makers are put in.

Finally, the architectural model is completed in just 20 days with high efficiency and excellent quality.

4. China Resources (Holdings) Co.Ltd Headquarter Office Building by KPF

  • Scale: 1: 100
  • Size: 450mm x 500mm x 400mm
  • Production Time: 21 days

China Resources Building is designed by KPF, one of the top-level architectural design firms.

This office building is going to be another landmark with a height of over 300 meters.

The shape of the whole building is like a flourishing bamboo, implying a fast-developing future of the company.

The special shape and façade of this building add great difficulty to the architectural model making.

Many detailed components must be craved and installed by the architectural model makers one by one.

In addition to the architectural model of the entire office building, architectural model makers in China also produce a large-scaled podium model which show rich life scenes to the viewers.

The podium model is made of wood material, which not only has a contrast with steel and glass but also gives people a feeling of peace and warmth.

5.  Ping An Finance Center Office Building Model by KPF

  • Scale: 1: 100
  • Size: 1000mm x 1200mm x 800mm
  • Production Time: 25 days

This is an office model of Ping An Financial Center. Designed by KPF.

This office building is a super high-rise office building over 600 meters.

The shape of the office building is composed of many straight lines, express a sense of modernity.

Many geometrically elements are used in the design, including the podium.

In the production of this architectural model, the architectural model makers from RJ Models, a famous model making company in China.

We choose the eucalyptus wood, which is easy to cut and has sharp edges and corners.

These characteristics can better reflect the architectural features.

There are 12 architectural model makers in the production of this office building model, including the light expert, who shows the viewers how the office building will look like in the night.

Finally, this office building model is completed very efficiently within 25 days.

6. Artech China Steel Tower Building Model

  • Scale: 1:100
  • Size: 1300mm x 1300mm
  • Production Time: 4 weeks

The architectural model is for China Steel Corporation Headquarter Building in Kaohsiung, which is designed by Artech Architects.

It is going to be a new landmark in southern Taiwan.

The architectural design concept of this office building comes from the four-legged bronzes of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, which is a rephrasing of traditional Chinese culture.

The façade of the building is made up of triangles and has a strong geometric character.

In the architectural scale model, stainless steel and glass are adopted by model experts from RJ Models, a leading model making company in China.

These two materials give people a sense of distance, which can better show the majesty of the new landmark.

In the production of the surrounding environment model of the building, minimalism is adopted by RJ Models experts, using a single white color to show trees, cars, and houses.

7. Opus Hong Kong Residential Model by Frank Gehry

  • Scale: 1: 100
  • Size: 1200mm x 1200mm
  • Production Time: 30 days

This residential building model is for a 12-story residential building called Opus Hong Kong, designed by contemporary famous deconstruction architect Frank Gehry.

The design highlight of the building is that the structural pillars are placed outside the main building, so that the interior space is unobstructed, and residents have a very good view of the fabulous scene.

Architectural model makers from RJ Models, a famous model making company in China, carefully choose the material to fully reflect the design concept of a designer.

Due to the rotation angle of the building’s exterior wall, architectural model makers in RJ Models not only needs to use computer technology to master the exact size but also needs to manually install each component.

The scale of this building model is 1:100.

8. Beijing Capital International Terminal 3 Airport Model by Foster + Partners

  • Scale: 1: 500
  • Size: 2500mm x 1500mm
  • Production Time: 3 Weeks

Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3 is designed by Foster + Partners, a world-famous British architect design company.

The design of this new airport model reflects Norman Forster’s high-tech structural aesthetics, full of streamlined.

To demonstrate Forster’s idea precisely, experts from RJ Models, a top-level model making company in China, carefully polish the edges of each piece of material.

RJ Models pays great attention to details, even each scaled airplane is craved very elaborately.

Linear red and yellow LED lights are installed in the airport model, creating a gorgeous scene in the dark background.

This excellent airport model got appreciations from the client and helped them win the bidding.

After the competition, this architectural model was exhibited in many countries, including Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and China.

9. Beijing Airport Model Terminal 4 by Zaha Hadid

  • Scale: 1:600, 1:2000
  • Size: 2500mm x 2500mm
  • Production Time: 3 Weeks

This airport model is for the new work of Zaha Hadid Architects for Beijing Airport Architecture Competition in 2011, i.e. the Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 4.

Zaha Hadid brings her iconic streamline design.

The functional layout of the airport is flexible and can be modified according to requirements in the future, and the transportation connection with the subway and railway system is also fully considered.

The CNC engraving machine and 3D printing techniques are adopted by experts from RJ Models, a leading model making company in China to present those streamlines.

The basement of the architectural model uses the wooden material, which gives viewers a sense of nature and contrasts with the modernism airport design.

The final airport model made by RJ experts helped Zaha Hadid win her first airport project in China.

10. Suzhou Center Shopping Mall Model

  • Scale: 1: 150
  • Size: 2000mm x 800mm x 800mm
  • Production Time: 60 days

This is a shopping mall model for Suzhou Center Shopping Mall.

The shopping mall is designed by Benoy, a world-famous architecture firm.

The shopping mall including three interconnected buildings and located beside the Jinji Lake.

Upon completion, it will become a landmark construction.

The highlight of the design is its undulating roof, which is called “the wing of the future”.

To precisely present the roof, RJ Models, a well-known model making company in China, use 3D printing techniques and other advanced machines to create the monocoque glass canopy.

Model light experts install LED lights in the architectural model to show viewers what this building will look like in the night.

11. Shopping Mall Model of Guang Zhou Hong Chen Plaza by Benoy

  • Scale: 1:200
  • Size: 1650mm x 1600mm
  • Production Time: 30 Days

Guangzhou Hong Chen Plaza is a commercial complex designed by world-famous architectural design firm – Benoy.

The complex includes a shopping mall, recreation, and business functions.

The shape of the Hong Chen Plaza is inspired by carp fish, a traditional Chinese symbol.

The roof of this commercial complex is made up of streamlined steel structures.

To accurately present it, 3D printing machine and techniques are used by architectural model makers from RJ Models, a model-making company in China.

There are lots of trees and green landscapes around the shopping mall.

In the shopping mall model, architectural model experts make scaled landscapes and other surroundings precisely according to drawings and other related information.

To make the architectural model more impressive and realistic, the charming LED lights are installed in it.

Thus, viewers can see the shopping mall’s appearance the night before it is completed.

Dalian Football Stadium Model in China

  • Scale: 1:1000
  • Size: 2500mmx 1700mm
  • Production Time: 30 Days

This is the stadium model for Dalian Football Stadium.

The stadium is designed by RMJM and the shape of it is inspired by waves since Dalian is a charming coastal city.

The new stadium can accommodate 40,000 spectators at one time.

Our architectural model makers use blocks to represent those seats since the client prefers to highlight the shape of the building rather than details.

The undulating roof in the architectural model is made by 3D printing machines.

3d building model makers from RJ Models, a model-making company from China, well-known for its high quality and efficiency, choose a special translucence acrylic and viewers can see the structure of the building clearly.

Tons of blue LED lights are installed in the stadium, not only to represent the color of the ocean but also to reflect the color of Dalian football team.

Museum Model of Dalian International Conference Center Model by SOM

  • Scale: 1:300
  • Size: 1400mm x 1500mm
  • Production Time: 21 Days

Dalian’s International Conference center model was ordered by the world’s top architectural design company-SOM.

The futuristic-looking museum was planned to be one of the most significant infrastructures of the area, merging the port city characteristics and innovative design.

Sculpting the modern building shape required both traditional and high-tech architectural model making techniques to be used.

Then the almost-finished museum model was sprayed with silver metallic paint to illustrate the aluminum shell curved facade, which stands out in the dark background.

The 1:300 scale model was completed as a conceptual replica of the real spatially multifaceted structure.

Our architectural model makers installed color-changing internal LED lights to create visually impressive effects with lights and shadow.

This points out the uniqueness of ‘the table and the roof’ building design, which was inspired by a sandwich structure.

The team of architectural model makers put great effort and persistence to ship the final museum model to the client on time.

Once it arrived, it was used for a design competition, perfectly representing SOM’s courageous and visionary design idea that the architects have in mind.

Yin Chuan Museum Model by WAA

  • Scale: 1:300
  • Size: 1200mm x 1100mm
  • Production Time: 21 Days

Our architectural model makers in China accomplished this model as a vivid reflection of the 4-storey Yin Chuan contemporary art museum for both Chinese and Islamic arts.

The monochrome white color was chosen for the museum model making it aesthetically appealing.

The plain surrounding environment creates an ideal 360°view of the structure’s unique ribbon-like shape, which was inspired by the local nature landform and geological activities.

Other detailed elements like model people or vehicles were not included in this museum model for the purpose of highlighting the sophisticated double curved surface building design, located at the outer skirts of the city along the Yellow river banks.

This completed the 1:300 scale museum model provides the viewers with a thorough vision of the building design, and it also helps to inspire the public to dream about future possibilities.

Some of the key reasons why the government trusted this project to our model making company in China are the long history of the company in the architectural model making, fast time production, and the excellent service by our team to ensure the highest quality results.

Museum Model, Urban Planning Museum in China by 10 Design

  • Scale: 1:500
  • Size: 1500mm x 1200mm
  • Production Time: 30 Days

Urban Planning Museum designed by 10 Design was envisioned to be one of the modern landmark buildings in the district.

This museum’s primary function would be holding various kinds of exhibitions opened up for the public.

Architectural model makers in China built this 1:500 scale museum model to give the viewers a straightforward visual representation of the eye-catching wavy structure lines for the proposed municipal civil project venue funded by Dalian Planning Bureau.

RJ Models paid special attention to the building display and appearance.

To achieve excellent quality results, this museum model was fabricated mainly from high-performance acrylic.

A few well-chosen miniature green trees were also included to add vitality to the model.

Choosing a dark background, as the perfect layout to show the well-lit shape of the museum, is accomplished due to enhanced color contrast.

To ensure the dynamic lighting of the yellow and orange facades, LED’s were embedded in this museum model to highlight the sharply carved building details and make the model visually appealing from different viewing perspectives.

The finished museum model acted as an engaging tool to gather opinions from the authorities and the public, helping local residents precisely understand how this new project will benefit and impact their social life.

Morpheus Hotel Model by Zaha Hadid

  • Scale: 1:80
  • Size: 1500mm x 20 00mm
  • Production Time: 21 Days

Zaha Hadid Architects designed the Morpheus Hotel, a 40-story luxury hotel in Macau as a leading destination for leisure and relaxation.

The futuristic appearance resembles that of a “morphing liquid element.”

The outer part of the hotel is a metallic structure of exposed exoskeleton twisted together, and the inside is a grand atrium.

To reinforce the building’s dynamic design and power, while also optimizing the interior space, the exquisite lighting effects give a fluorescent glow to the exterior tower’s exoskeleton.

What was challenging for the team of architectural model makers in China, was the composition of the exoskeleton intertwined structure.

New ways of using a suitable material, were researched to flawlessly bring out and adjust the design features of the original structure.

During the process of putting together the hotel model, the architects work with enormous patience to handle all joining parts that will guarantee of high-grade quality.

Delivering the work on time is the company’s primary focus when it comes to fulfilling our client’s needs.

Macau Parisian Hotel Model

  • Scale: 1:250
  • Size: 2000mm x 1800mm
  • Production Time: 30 Days

Designing the Parisian Macau Hotel Model, with the style and feel of Paris, was an engaging challenge for RJ Model making company in China.

Interior and exterior parts feature more than 20 world-renowned famous French landmarks, such as a Parisian-style hotel entrance hall, Arc of Triumph, a botanical garden, fountains, a maze, and pools.

The interior design of the hotel imitates the style of Paris Opera House with a grand classical ceiling art, a Gallery, and a copper Neptune fountain, which were all crafted with true dedication by RJ Models expert team.

Located in the side part of the hotel is also the Eiffel Tower, build to one-half of the size proportion of the original structure in Paris.

Preserving the originality of the Parisian landmarks was the main challenge faced while making this hotel model.

That includes the details of the Eiffel Tower, such as the engraved names, the railing, the handrail, the piecing together of the components, the staircase design and the mesh screen surrounding the observation deck.

Excellent skills were required from the architectural model makers to bring out all of these elegant and outstanding details.

RJ Models assigned a group of 20 people who worked through the night to discuss the design proposal.

Finishing the model is only 30 days required taking a scientific approach towards work division and co-operation, which resulted in a high-quality work of art.

Interior Model of Hutchison Whampoa in Shen Zhen

  • Scale: 1:25
  • Size: 1300mm x 800mm x 250mm
  • Production Time: 30 Days

Developed by Hutchison Whampoa Limited Group Companies, the mock-up flats of a grand-A mixed-use building, serve as a high-end residence to provide the occupants with an indulgent and exquisite lifestyle.

This interior model represents a cozy dining room, comfortable bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom, which were all built fully matched the floor plan provided by the client with a specific purpose.

Showing the potential purchasers options for their new desired home has proved to be a successful marketing strategy to promote your business.

Making this interior model more engaging and attractive is accomplished by adding well-selected miniature furniture and the accessories including beds, lamps & decorative paintings, to add a daily life-like vibe to the interior space.

Great care is taken in adding all the details to ensure a professional service four of our clients in China.

Having the first look of this interior model, the suites may seem sophisticated as the entire model has different lights with different functions, and it was displayed in the client’s sales office as a marketing tool for preconstruction sales.

DHL Hub Industrial Model in Hong Kong

  • Scale: 1:100
  • Size: 1500mm x 150mm
  • Production Time: 21 days

Since when the DHL’s company for central and northern Asia decided to move its hub from Manila to Hong Kong, the Hong Kong branch planned to expand their business and RJ Models was appointed to design an industrial interior model of the new development.

Adding a certain number of architectural model makers and trucks in the working area successfully portrays the real-life working environment.

Architectural model makers intended to display how workers could interact and move inside the factory and also the processes of packing and transporting that take place daily.

Our architectural model makers in China painted the floors of this industrial model with cyan to illustrate a clean work environment.

The high-level detail model added significant value in promoting DHL’s marketing events.

A spacious area is more attractive to the naked eye, giving the impression of a better organized and automated work routine.

This industrial model display was put up at different exhibitions in Hong Kong and abroad to present the public with professional and adequate company branding.

Due to the fact that the model was destined to do lots of traveling, RJ Modelers built a customized protective flight case to secure it during transportation.

Dalian Cruise Terminal Model by HOK

  • Scale: 1: 500
  • Size: 1900mm x 1300mm
  • Production Time: 1 Month

HOK designed Dalian International Cruise Terminal concept maximizes urban space usage, by laying a spiral structure that runs through the shipyard angular layout.

Splitting the design into different modules allows for further enhanced connectivity.

Fluttering ribbon-like structures link each of these modular buildings.

Small public squares facilitate the transition from one building to the next by avoiding moving in straight lines through scattered corners.

Simple mathematics gives these public spaces a natural advantage for creating surprises.

The long-distance relationship between a city and its airport is relatively different from the very close connection between a port and a city.

Involvement of small public squares can result in the coastal city brimming with new vitality.

Having a first glance at the port model and ship models of the harbor with a bird’s eye view, allows the visitors to envision a real-life interaction with the interesting space and the poetic landscape design.

Architects are able to better explain their design concepts to the design judging panel and the public in a more vivid way.

In order to give the port model an artistic touch, RJ Models relies on their wealth of experience in the field of manufacturing models for competition.

Creativity and ingenuity used in their design plans allow the port model to stand out and express its innovative purpose.

Conclusion

RJ Models paid the maximum possible attention to architectural model details, based on the deep insight into the design.

The accomplished scale model not only showcases the project in precise detail but also becomes a delicate artifact in itself.

In general, RJ Models is striving to produce more stunning and unsurpassed mini world for the clients in China.

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