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White architectural models illustrate proposed designs to emphasize design concepts or building structures instead of building material and external finish.

It is commonly used as a concept model to reveal designers’ ideas. Also, it is a great starting point for architects to develop and explore better designs and options.

In the fields of urban planning, white building models serve widely as a design tool for urban insertion and development.

Sometimes the client requires an architectural model that can be constructed concurrently with the design.

White architectural models are a useful way to test present design ideas, especially before making final decisions on the color and textures of external materials.

Generally, the white architectural model has very limited entourage elements. This is because designers want the viewers to pay more attention to the design itself, rather than other insignificant details.

3D printing is the most commonly used technique to build a model because it saves time and costs less.

Materials like PVC and acrylic are both ideal for model making as they are cheap and easy to work with.

Overall, clean and straightforward are two appropriate words that can describe the white architectural model.

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Beijing San Li Tun N8 White Architectural Model

  • Scale: 1: 50
  • Size: 850mm x 850mm
  • Production Time : 14 days

The client has requested a physical scale model to represent a proposed building in San Li Tun in Beijing. In just two weeks, RJ Models created this white architectural model made primarily of 3D printed and laser-cut acrylic. It shows the overall building structure and provides a clear illustration of the architectural design concept from the planners.

This white monochrome model consists of four stories above ground and one basement. There are both the building's external framework and internal structure such as stairs and ramps.

What makes this model convenient and outstanding is that each floor of this white architectural model is removable. It allows the viewers to see the floor plan of each level.

RJ Models selected 1:50 scale for this white architectural model. Because this scale can show a great level of details, and the model would be easy to transport.

Jeddah Metro Station White Architecture Model by Foster + Partners

  • Scale: 1:200
  • Size: 600mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 10 Days

Foster + Partners was appointed through an international competition to develop the “architectural vision” for Jeddah’s city-wide public transport plan.

“The development of the metro system will create a new urban amenity for the city of Jeddah at key locations below the elevated track”, said Foster + Partners.

As shown in the model, the main content of this comprehensive plan is the underground part. It includes four floors and extends from the design of the stations to the trains and branding.

RJ Models simplifies the buildings and landscapes above the ground, using white blocks and white scale trees to represent them. For up-ground roads, architecture model makers in Saudi Arabia use mirrors, which less distracting and adds fun to the model.

Through the sectional display, viewers can clearly and intuitively understand the structure and function of this underground architecture.

1776 House Architecture Model by KPF

  • Scale: 1:64
  • Size: 500mm x 200mm
  • Production Time : 10 Days

KPF is one of the world-leading architectural design companies and a regular customer of RJ Models. Under the request of KPF, RJ made a white architecture model for them to present their design concept.

As the design concept is the primary role of this model, facade materials and interior decoration are relatively less important. The model is the most appropriate form for display, appropriately omitting irrelevant information.

To maintain the consistency and integrity of the white model, most parts of the architecture are made of polyvinyl chloride, including elevators, floors, columns, beams and etc.; while the other parts are made of acrylic, such as the French windows.

In subsequent design, designers can sketch designs based on this model, reflecting their design concepts more directly to the client.

K11 Haikou White Architecture Model by RTKL

  • Scale: 1:100
  • Size: 500mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

The K11 shopping mall is one of the important projects of Haikou’s consumption transformation and upgrading. RTKL handls the design of the mall and delegates RJ Models to make a white architectural model for it.

Considering that the current design is at a preliminary concept stage, future adjustments are inevitable after consultation with RTKL principals. The present form is set as a white architectural model for future reference and modification.

This white building model uses polyvinyl chloride materials for the most part, including the tensional skeleton at the main entrance.

Meanwhile, the white scale people and coconut trees also choose white materials to match the entire model.

The windows are displayed with transparent acrylic panels. However, there are curvilinear elements in the design of the atrium. It is a challenge for white architectural model makers to install those plates on curved surfaces.

Office Building White Model in Shanghai by SOM

  • Scale: 1:500
  • Size: 450mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This white architectural model is customized for SOM, which is one of the world's most influential architectural design firms.

RJ Models has cooperated with SOM many times around the world, with the super high quality and accuracy models.

The white architectural model makers adopted a 1:500 scale for this model. This is because the client’s requirement is to present the unique façade system of the office building. SO the interior design is relatively less important and can be omitted.

The building facade has two sets of grid systems, one is rectangular, and the other is diamond-shaped. To precisely present the design, CNC carving machine is used, which can laser cutting various materials with neat edges.

Retail White Model for Prada

  • Scale: 1:200
  • Size: 450mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 days

This is a white architectural model of a mall store.

Unlike previous white models, it has a relatively small size and requires more facade detail without showing internal structures.

In the past, this client often commissioned RJ Models to make a large-scale architectural or urban planning model. This time, considering the special design of the mall’s facade, the client commissions RJ to create a white architectural model.

In addition to the wall, the façade is full of rhythmic iron grilles. To avoid monotonously, the designer fine-tuned the position of each bracket, which presents a different horizontal rhythm from the whole.

To accurately present this unique design, the white architectural model makers use the iron wire to restore it. After the weaving of whole structure, they spray it with white material to guarantee the consistency of the architectural model.

Section White Architectural Office Building Model

  • Scale: 1:50
  • Size: 450mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This is an internal model of an office building with the exterior walls removed. The viewers can see the interior arrangement of the two-story office very directly.

In the first-floor office, through the arrangement of scattered tables and scale people, modelers show the characteristics of meeting space. For the second-floor office, viewers can clearly see the office structure through plenty of scale hexagonal desks and swivel chairs.

Model makers also reproduce the roof with white PVC rods and use 3D printing technology to fabricate the tensile structure under the truss structure.

This simple white architectural office building model plays an important and irreplaceable role in the designers’ subsequent design, showing their unrestrained creativity.

Jinan City Planning White Architectural Model by RMJM

  • Scale: 1:750
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

RMJM is a large group of consultants in architecture, city planning, and landscape design, headquartered in Scotland, UK.

RMJM is responsible for the city planning of Jinan, Shandong and delegates RJ Models to make the white city planning model and fully present their design ideas.

Several white model makers take part in the project. After 12 days’ restless hard work, they made a perfect white model in the end.

In this project, to show the futuristic designs and planning, RJ adopts frosted acrylic sheet as the main material. The obscure and illusion of the material fully demonstrate the character of the design.

The shape of the center building is vertical irregular streamlined, accurately making by 3D printing technology.

Installed at the bottom of the center building, blue LED lights catch the viewers’ eyes at their first glance.

Hong Kong White Architectural Façade Model by Foster + Partners

  • Scale: 1:10
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This architectural model is part of a road and Foster + Partner designers will use it to do further research.

Just as the Palladio motif forms the Villa Vicenza, this part shown in the white architectural model is a topological prototype of the entire road.

The arched passages and the lattice-shaped tops become the original geometric elements after removing the spectacular arrangement. It has the perfect geometry and proportions as ancient Greek architecture.

The model-makers use a thick block of PVC for cutting and engraving, supplemented by two transparent acrylic columns for support.

The coherence of its vaults and grid ceilings are maintained. Even if viewers only look at this small part, can still feel the subtlety of the design.

Roof Structure of Hong Kong Airport T2 White Architectural Model

  • Scale: 1:10
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

Hong Kong Airport T2 has a relatively complex roof structure.

The top of the white architectural airport model is made up of a combination of multiple spatial surfaces and each surface is controlled by a spatial curve. The overall shape is smooth and coherent.

To elaborately and subtly demonstrate the design, the scale is defined as 1:10.

At the same time, the structure of the roof, steel structure, and ceiling are very complicated. This needs a very large amount of spatial positioning and shape finding work.

Therefore, before the white model making process, model-makers carefully study the design drawings and keep every tiny detail in mind.

The final model is full of rigorous aesthetics, appreciated by clients and impressed every viewer.

Theater Section White Architectural Model

  • Scale: 1:10
  • Size: 500mm x 400mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This is a white cross-sectional model of a theater.

This sectional expression could help viewers understand the internal structure of the theater more intuitively. The arrangement of several rows of seats creates a good frame of reference.

On the eaves of the theater's second and first floors, white model makers install two different white lights. It enrichs the space and create a beautiful arc shape.

The designer uses transversely-arranged curved cylinders to weave an upwardly constricted conical shape ceiling. It not only meets the acoustic design requirements but also decorates the whole space.

The white model makers restore the design with hundreds of PVC thin columns. The position of each groove is also carefully designed with a view to fixing the columns accurately.

Section White Architectural Model

  • Scale: 1:100
  • Size: 500mm x 200mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

Providing reference and inspiration for designers is increasingly becoming one of the key features of a white architectural model. More and more designers are accustomed to customizing model which adapts to different stages of the design.

White architectural models have become a preference for many designers due to its relatively low cost and short production cycle.

Designers can refer to the white model for more creative designs based on the partially determined model.

In the case that the appearance remains basically, the white model makers make this model from the sectional perspective. It is more conducive for designers to do the overall consideration of structure and function and subsequent design.

In this white model, the scale trees use a very low saturation green to maintain the integrity of the model.

City Planning White Architectural Model

  • Scale: 1:1000
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This white planning model is for Xujiahui district which is one of the four sub-centers of Shanghai.

After a close discussion, the client and RJ Models commonly decide to use a white architectural to present the planning.

On the one hand, the production cycle of the white model is shorter. On the other hand, it avoids unnecessary interference, so that the viewer can better focus on the planning itself.

The white office building model makers only use PVC board to outline the shape of each building. Although there is no any additional craftsmanship, the smooth curve of the perfect cut hint the nobility of the model.

Since it is a regional planning model, the model makers carry out a certain portrayal of the surrounding scenery, including roads and street trees; but unlike the usual “addition” production principle (that is, the addition of materials for characterization), RJ Models uses the “subtraction” principle to express the road by engraving on an existing white pedestal which is both subtle and low-key.

Office Building White Architectural Section Model

  • Scale: 1:30
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This white miniature building model is an office designed is an office designed by the internationally renowned architectural firm KPF.

The white model makers choose two-layer office of the entire building to illustrate. The larger scale and more details make it more convenient for designers and users to research and watch.

The model makers use transparent plexiglass to represent the wall, dividing the space without obstructing the smoothness of sight.

In the section view, the viewers can clearly see the structural system and spatial distribution of the building.

A key feature of this building is the support structure with twisted steel. The white model makers use 3D printing to accurately restore the rotation angle and integrated manufacture it.

Theater White Architectural Section Model by Bing Thom Architect

  • Scale: 1:100
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

With the theme of “Our Urban Stage” , the Hong Kong West Kowloon Xiqu Centre will become a new landmark.

The designer integrates traditional culture into modern architectural style and the main body of the building is lantern shaped.

The egg-shaped theater sits atop the Xiqu Center, using the traditional Chinese moon arch pattern to create the smooth facade.

The white model makers focus on the opera center and three-dimensional greening.

In the theater, in addition to the rows of seats and scale people, the interior design is also illustrated. Crystal lamps hanging from the ceiling, the bamboo-like walls, and the pale-yellow lighting all show the fineness and delicacy of the model.

Model makers also add some green landscapes in the white architectural model to echo the vertical green design concept.

Kuwait Metro Station Section White Architectural Model by SOM

  • Scale: 1:200
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

SOM has won the Kuwait Metro Station Design Competition because of its unique design. SOM commissioned RJ Models to create a white architectural model for this new project.

RJ Models’ model makers design a white model particularly for this project and nest the model in a white box. The whole model looks like it is excavated from the ground, echoing the metro station built underground.

The main part of the metro station is displayed through the sectional perspective. While the rest is outlined on the white box's surface by ink lines, creating a virtual and real contrast.

Model makers in Kuwait arrange a number of black and white scale people in the hall of the white model. The viewers can more directly understand the building scale.

RJ engraves the project's information and SOM logo on the lower part of the white box and install lights inside.The lights emerge from the hollowed-out place, creating an extraordinarily elegant and noble feeling.

Façade of a Section White Architectural Model

  • Scale: 1:200
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This white architectural model is for a commercial complex with a continuous undulating roof.

The continuous undulating roof is one of the design highlights. There are hundreds of neatly arranged illuminators in the same direction above the grid layer.

To accurately restore this design, the white model makers first use 3D technology to print the grid layer. Then model makers manually install numerous different angles visors one by one.

In this section white model, not only the above-ground store parts, but the parking lot is clearly visible to viewers.

In the building's atrium, model-makers design a layered viewing platform that accurately restores the designer's concept using transparent acrylic panels.

For integrated green plants, RJ Models uses green scale trees to highlight the design of the indoor garden.

Nan Jing International Financial White Architectural Model by KPF

  • Scale: 1:200
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

Nanjing International Financial Center is headed by KPF, an internationally renowned architectural firm and design inspiration from the crystal cluster.

The building's exterior is carefully designed, like a giant crystal column embellished with the dynamic shape of water droplets. Various lights reflect as the audience changes their position.

Considering deadline and final effects, KPF and RJ Models decide to use the white architectural model to display the architecture.This is a challenge for the model makers.

It is not easy to show the designer's sophisticated design with only one material and its shading, details, and cut.

White model makers fulfill the production task in a very limited time after days of restless hard work of shopping mall model.

White architectural model makers fully utilize the leisure space on the roof, deliberately arrange green lawns and simulated umbrellas. The interior is also carefully designed, with the roof detachable so that the viewer can see the interior design sufficiently.

Chuang's London Plaza White Architectural Model

  • Scale: 1:100
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 20 Days

This white architectural model is made of white PVC material for the designer's subsequent design, which is immaculate white.

Due to the different interior design for model of each floor, the white model makers design a stackable pattern. The two-layer model can be combined as an entire one but can also be separated for independent display.

In addition to the fixed room layout and transportation facilities on each floor, there is no extra layout. The position in the hall is left empty for the designers’ subsequent ideas.

On the front side of the white architectural model, in order to label some information that must be presented to the viewers, such as the name of the building, our model makers in London engrave them on the white wall and do not destroy the integrity of the model.

White Architectural Lobby Façade Model by KPF

  • Scale: 1:96
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This white lobby model combines transparent acrylic and white PVC board to clearly show the overall structure of the architecture.

The display of white architectural models can reduce the limitations of merchants in design. And they can design the store style according to the characteristics of their products.

Besides the elevator and window display position, the rest is left empty, allowing the merchants and their imaginations to flourish.

Additionally, the modeler glazed the white PVC panel for the facade to better match the shape of the exterior wall. And its interior uses matte material inside, which is consistent with the commonly interior design techniques.

The white architectural model makers also meticulously omit half of the roof. It is not only convenient to overlook the entire model, but also shows the shape of the building's main entrance.

Palace Mall White Architectural Model by KPF

  • Scale: 1:100
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This white display model is for the uniquely designed entrance of a shopping mall.

The designer uses plexiglass and white ceilings to create a clean and sacred space. Customers rotates down the spiral staircase, and the light shines through the cylindrical glass body into the store below ground.

This particular design provides an unobstructed view of the interior, which is the largest publicity location for the store.

The white architectural model is presented in the most basic form. And it leaves room for the designer to add more subtle designs in the future.

The difficulty in the white architectural model making process is how to ensure that the curvature of the glass is the same as the design, while still achieving sufficient stiffness.

The final curved glass curtain wall and load-bearing column are integrally formed by 3D printing.

SHK Shopping Mall White Architectural Model by Lead

  • Scale: 1:250
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This is a white model with multiple buildings. Most of its parts, including landscaping, and building, are made of white PVC board, except the windows are transparent acrylic.

The model shows the client many different ways in which the buildings are connected to each other. For example, it could through the bridge or the outstretched floor.

The central building of the model, surrounded by pillars and thin acrylic sheets, is guarded like a treasure.

The white model makers stack the PVC plates to show the ups and downs of the terrain, instead of adding fillers, making a purer model.

Each tiny part of the white architectural model is laser cut, which makes the whole model look nobler.

Unit Interior Design White Architectural Model in Netherlands

  • Scale: 1:25
  • Size: 2000mm x 300mm
  • Production Time : 14 Days

This is a white architectural model of a residential unit in a residential building.

Although the house is white materials, there is no lack of due facilities, such as sofa, bed, kitchen, bathroom, and even the texture of the floor tiles are also clearly displayed.

Divided by transparent acrylic plates, each room has a clear view of the internal structure of the room. This not only reflects the division between different spaces but also does not block the prospects of potential customers.

The white architectural model in Netherlands allows developers to list it as a standard and provides buyers with renovation advice.

The final model greatly promotes the sale of real estate. Many viewers say that they feel a clean and noble feeling from the model, which is one of the reasons that prompt them to buy the house.

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