Wooden Architectural Models

Wooden Architectural Models

Due to the Wooden architectural model can bring the viewers a feel of vintage and classic, it is an ideal presentation tool that helps to highlight the rich historical background and culture of a project.

Only very few wooden architectural models are fabricated purely by wood. As wood contrasts very well with white acrylic; these two materials are often used together to highlight certain design elements.

Because of the physical properties of the wood, the wooden architectural model is usually heavier than models made of other materials like plastic.

Another significant drawback of the wooden architectural model is it requires careful maintenance as the wooden product is not able to last for a long time because the color will fade if exposed to sunlight.

At present, the wooden architectural model is used as a rough draft of the general design vision that the architects have in mind, and it also helps to emphasize the topography and landform in many cases.

Using high-tech model making techniques like laser cutting and 3D printing to make the wooden terrain architectural model is much easier than using traditional craftsmanship, the curves can be cut easily and accurately, and then arranged accordingly to represent the elevations.

Some wooden architectural model also includes entourage elements to highlight the artistry of the product, especially when it is planned to be used for public display.

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Apple Stores Timber Model in Melbourne

  • Scale: 1:200
  • Size: 1400mm x 1400mm
  • Production Time : 14 days

Recently, Apple announced to open a brand new flagship store with a public plaza in Melbourne, Australia, at Federation Square, and has in accordance with the instruction given by world- famous architectural company Foster + Partners, which is the design firm of this project, the initial objective of creating this wooden architectural model for the Melbourne Apple Stores is helping the client to study and develop an optimal design.

Although this wooden architectural model is crafted with a mixed use of wood, cardboard, and foam boards, almost all the structures have timber veneer finish.

RJ modelers added an elegant landscaping accent along the riverside to symbolize life as well as to add a more true-to-life touch to this wooden architectural model, and the final output perfectly portrays the overall design of the development plan without any tedious and redundant detail.

The whole wooden architectural model took RJ model experts around 2 weeks to create, and it is mainly monochrome, with the exception of the river was painted light blue and several blue sprays painted model cars were included.

Wooden Architectural Model of Beijing Master Plan

  • Scale: 1:400
  • Size: 1500mm x 1800mm
  • Production Time : 24 Days

This is a new project of SOM in Beijing, and another collaboration time between SOM and RJ Models. This wooden architectural model is made of wood.

Unlike the model made by plastic and produced by 3D printing, the model of wood needs to be hand-carved by the architectural modeler, which requires a very exquisite craftsmanship, otherwise, lots of materials will be wasted.

The overall model is not colored. On the one hand, it avoids the difficulty of coloring wood materials and the problem that colors are easy to fade due to the sunlight.

On the other hand, it also has a refined feeling, which can easily catch the eyes of viewers.

To contrast environments and buildings, two colors of wood are used.

In addition, a small amount of acrylic sheet is used to show the facade of the building, which adds a more true-to-life touch to this wooden architectural model.

The color with lower saturation is selected for the model trees, which is more coordinated with the overall style of the wooden architectural model.

RJ’s model makers use some reflective metal plates to represent the water part of the overall design, which vividly shows the scene of the water surface under the sun.

Timber Architectural Model for Heart of Doha

  • Scale: 1:300
  • Size: 2200mm x 2000mm
  • Production Time : 30 Days

This is a timber planning model for a commercial street in Doha.

Doha is the capital and largest city of Qatar, undertakes the functions of the political, economic and cultural centers.

It is also a famous port along the Persian Gulf and an international metropolis.

A higher restoration is required by the clients; to fulfill the requirements, RJ Models has sent several architectural models making experts to Doha especially to conduct inspections and obtain more accurate data.

Since the timber architectural model needs manual engraving, the facade of the building in the commercial street has become the biggest difficulty due to the relatively large scale; many details must be fully expressed and cannot be ignored like other master planning model.

RJ Models manages to complete the entire timber architectural model with minimal loss and maximal accuracy with the model makers’ exquisite craftsmanship.

The attention to detail adds depth to the building and gives the viewer a true picture of the architectural masterpiece.

Dozens of buildings’ interior design and even the furniture details are well restored by the model experts.

In addition, RJ Models add a lot of scenery in the whole timber architectural model, which also use wood materials, presenting a more harmonious model.

Shen Zhen Jiulong Mt Masterplan Wooden Architectural Model

  • Scale: 1:2000
  • Size: 1600mm x 2400mm
  • Production Time : 30 Days

This wooden architectural model is scaled at 1:2000 and measures 1600mm x 2400mm.

The 3d models give a real sense of the place. The initial objective of creating this wooden architectural model is for clients and viewers to understand the whole picture of that area comprehensively.

The project is in a mountain area and full of trees.

The undulations of the terrain are manifested by the stacking wooden planks, according to the data provided by a client and searched by RJ model making experts.

The architectures of the model are mainly pastoral, and the characteristics of the wood reflect the characteristics of the building subtly.

The whole wooden architectural model is almost monochrome, except the “mountain”, which is painted very light green and the “river”, which is painted light blue to mimic the real natural scenes.

Hundreds of model trees are installed by model makers one by one.

It enhances the visual impact of the wooden architectural model, making it a very impressive and memorable piece.

HO Little Mountain Basswood Architectural Model

  • Scale: 1:400
  • Size: 1200mm x 2200mm
  • Production Time : 10 Days

This is a master planning model made of basswood.

The basswood model is going to be used to show the planning and design of some block to their residents and other viewers.

Except for some trees and landscapes that are made by green color materials, other parts of the model, including buildings, cars, and roads are all made of basswood.

The lighter color is used for buildings whereas darker color is used for the roads, creating a slight contrast.

The sturdiness of basswood makes it an ideal material for model making.

However, RJ’s basswood model makers are not only satisfied with the completion of a model according to the drawings and settled scale, they also use different craftsmanship according to the characteristics of each building.

Large-scale buildings are carved from a single piece of wood to maximize the integrity of the building.

The name of each street is engraved on the model directly in a dark color, providing a great convenience for viewers.

RJ’s basswood model experts finish the entire model in 10 days with high efficiency and accuracy.

2381 Projects for Wood Massing Architectural Model

  • Scale: 1:400
  • Size: 1200mm x 2200mm
  • Production Time : 10 Days

KPF is an internationally leading architectural design firm dedicated to providing design services to public institutions and individuals in the areas of architectural design, planning, and urban design.

RJ Models and KPF have established partnerships several years ago and have produced wood massing architectural models for KPF’s important projects, including many of its landmarks, such as Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center.

This wood massing architectural model is tailored for KPF but not for a specific project.

It can help designers to present their design ideas more accurately and directly.

The central part of the wood massing architectural model consists of seven separate building models, including low-rise buildings, mid-rise buildings, high-rise composite buildings, and open spaces, which can be removed and assembled on other wood massing architectural models.

In this wood massing architectural model, RJ model experts abandon their previous techniques of finely crafting details, taking a minimalist craftsmanship, giving KPF’s architects the maximum space to use their imagination and creativity, and unnecessary accessories are also been omitted to reduce interferences.

Shanghai Residential Wooden Architectural Model

  • Scale: 1:300
  • Size: 2200mm x 1800mm
  • Production Time : 21 Days

A wooden model of The Shanghai Residential Complex was manufactured by RJ models for Foster+ Partners. This model is scaled at 1:300 and measures 2200 mm x 1800 mm. The 3d models give a real sense of space.

The model is made of balsa wood. Wood gives a beautiful and natural feel to this model. Several shades of brown are used to give depth to the model.

The model has an integrated lighting system. This gives it a real life quality. The illuminated model looks extremely eye-catching and shows the impact of this architectural sculpture at night time.

The landscape around the model is done with muted green to match the color palette of the wooden material. The whole piece looks like a work of art and has been made with immense attention to detail.

Wooden Architectural Model of Shanghai Business District

  • Scale: 1:500
  • Size: 1800mm x 1800mm
  • Production Time : 21 Days

The master plan model of Shanghai Business District was made in 20 days by the talented team of RJ Models.

This gigantic model is on a 1:500 scale and measures 1800mm x 1800 mm. It was commissioned by KPF.

The balsa wood model gives a real-life feel of the city district. The team worked on every detail to truly depict the building masses. The sturdiness of balsa wood makes it an ideal material for model making.

The landscape is done keeping in mind the color of building material hence it matches the hue of the wood.

The lake is shown in a muted sky blue color and projects its presence through this unique color.

The model makers gave importance to every structure of the district, from single-story structures to high rise buildings.

The model leaves a lasting impression on the viewer.

 

Wooden Architectural Model of Hong Kong Opera House

  • Scale: 1:200
  • Size: 2000mm x 2000 mm
  • Production Time : 21 Days

The model for Hong Kong Opera House was made for Foster +Parnters by RJ Models. This model measures 2000mm x 2000 mm and is built on a 1:200 scale.

The choice of material was balsa wood.

The wood color gives this model a very earthy yet prominent feel.

The landscape is done keeping in mind the feel and texture of the wood. It enhances the visual impact of the model, making it a very pleasant and soothing piece to look at.

The attention to detail adds depth to the building and gives the viewer a true picture of the architectural masterpiece. The team completed this model in 30 days.

Other accessories like cars and scale people add life to the model. The colors of the cars are kept all the same and are in contrast to the model.

It creates a differentiation between the fixed elements like the buildings and movable elements like the cars and people.

Heart of Doha, Wooden Architectural Model

  • Scale: 1:500
  • Size: 2000mm x 12200 mm
  • Production Time : 21 Days

Heart of Doha is the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project.

It aims to revive the city center with a new and modern architectural language that is derived from Qatari architecture and tradition.

Heart of Doha model is another masterpiece completed by RJ Models in just 30 days. This is yet another product of the everlasting collaboration between RJ Models and Foster +Parnters.

This model is made to a 1:200 scale and measure 2000mm x 12200 mm.

This model uses two tones of wood.

The darker color is used for buildings whereas lighter color is used for the base. The model of the adjoining area is made to show how the building relates to its surroundings.

The building itself is made in extreme detail hence takes the center stage in the whole model.

The building has integrated lighting which focuses on its fenestration and see-through quality. It also gives a real feel for how it will bring light to the surrounding areas at night.

The model also has some landscaping done to depict the reality to its truest form. At the same time, the landscape is kept on the minimal side as to not take the focus off the main building.

The green color of the trees blends in well with the surrounding.

Wooden Architectural Model for West Kowloon in Hong Kong

  • Scale: 1:100
  • Size: 1350mm x 1350mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This is a wooden architectural model for West Kowloon in Hong Kong, one of the important commercial and entertainment centers in Hong Kong.

It is surrounded by Victoria Harbor on three sides and has rich harbor resources.

In this wooden architectural model, the surface of some wood models is painted to gray, making the image of the buildings more diverse and more in line with people’s perception of this region.

The facade of the buildings has been simplified to show viewers the feeling of the future.

Given the requirement that this wooden model is going to be presented to clients and visitors to show the development of this area, RJ model experts make the landscape with green and water area with blue to give a real-life feel of that district.

It enhances the visual impact of the wooden architectural model, making it a very pleasant and soothing piece to look at.

Even RJ Models completes this model in a very short 12 days, immense attention has been paid to details.

The final piece looks like a work of art with rigor.

Timber Architectural Model, The Bund in Shanghai

  • Scale: 1:750
  • Size: 1350mm x 1350mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This is a wooden model for Foster + Partners to show their design and planning of the Bund in Shanghai.

Foster + Partners is the world leading architecture, planning and design company.

The Bund is one of Shanghai’s landmark areas and Shanghai government initiated the functional replacement work of buildings that near Huangpu River in 2018.

RJ model experts make this model by wood, which is a great challenge for craftsmanship because of its distinctive characteristics.

Even though, RJ completes the production of this wooden architectural model with very high standard and quality within 12 days.

The wooden architectural model is finished on a 1.3-meter square plate with the scale of 1:750, which is an ordeal for model makers.

Not only do model makers need to consider the layout of the overall wooden architectural model, but they also need to carefully craft each detail.

RJ modelers add elegant landscapes along the riverside to symbolize life as well as to add a more true-to-life touch to this wooden architectural model, and the final output perfectly portrays the overall design of the development plan without any tedious and redundant detail.

Basswood Scale Model for 250 East, 57 Street in New York City by SOM

  • Scale: 1:500
  • Size: 1550mm x 1650mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This basswood scale model shows the 250 East, 57 Street districts in New York City, the panning of which is made by SOM.

SOM is one of the world’s largest and most influential architectural, interior design, engineering and urban planning firms.

RJ Models has cooperated with SOM many times and win their full trust through high-quality models.

This basswood scale model is made of basswood, which is corrosion-resistant, not easy to crack, and has fine grain.

These characteristics help model makers to fully present the intentions of designers and shape the unique basswood scale model style.

In this basswood scale model, RJ model experts abandon their previous techniques of finely crafting details, taking a minimalist craftsmanship, giving designers the maximum space to use their imagination and creativity.

Unnecessary accessories, such as façade details, trees, and scale people are omitted intentionally to reduce interferences.

By using advanced technology and tools such as laser cutting in the basswood scale model making process, this basswood scale model can be completed with great precision within an astonishing two weeks.

Basswood Master Planning Model for Dongguan City by Aedas

  • Scale: 1:1000
  • Size: 2200mm x 2200mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This basswood scale model shows part of a master planning for Dongguan City made by Aedas, a world-leading architectural, design, and planning company with an internationally business scope.

Located at the south of mainland China, Dongguan is an important transportation hub and foreign trade port in Guangdong Province.

RJ Models makes this basswood scale model with creative and ingenious ideas.

The mountain around that residential area is presented in a minimalist way, i.e. sketching terrain changes by stacking thin planks.

The color of the water area in the basswood scale model has also been changed from the usual light blue to dark blue, making that more consistent with the overall model style.

RJ’s architectural model makers pay great attention to details, as usual, the façade of every single building is crafted exquisitely and other accessories, like boats and trees, are also installed one by one.

The attention to detail adds depth to the building and gives the viewers a true picture of that area in the future.

Urban Planning Wooden Scale Model of Wan Chai District in Hong Kong by ARQ

  • Scale: 1:750
  • Size: 1450mm x 1400mm
  • Production Time : 10 Days

The urban planning of Wan Chai district in Hong Kong is made by ARQ, a recognized creative multinational company, committed to providing customers with more economical, creative and geographical designs.

This wooden scale model is the result of a well-cooperative and pleasant cooperation between RJ Models and ARQ; it demonstrates the design intent completely without adding any tedious things.

The landscape in the wooden scale model is done with muted green to match the color palette of the wooden material.

Light blue is used to represent the water area.

Other accessories like cars and scale people add depth to the model.

This wooden scale model will be used to present to government officers, developers and investors and give them a reference for the development and appearance of this district in the future.

Wan Chai District is a unique and coexisting community that blends old traditions with many world-class commercial building and skyscrapers.

The feeling of old and new alternation and integration is also reflected in this wooden scale model.

Sai Kung Urban Planning Wooden Model for Hong Kong by ASD

  • Scale: 1:750
  • Size: 2400mm x 1950mm
  • Production Time : 18 Days

This is a Sai Kung Urban Planning wooden model for Hong Kong.

The urban planning is made by ASD, a design institution that emphasizes the integration of business strategy and space art practice.

In the whole model, only one material, wood, is used to restore local scenes including buildings, boats, waters, streets, etc.

Using wood to display the water area, rather than traditional blue paint or stickers, is an innovation created by RJ model experts, and this move has also been recognized and appreciated by ASD.

RJ model makers pay lots of attention to details as the past models, even the density of buildings in Sai Kung is very large and the plant landscape is very rich.

But at the same time, the experienced RJ model makers also highlight the important parts and make a contrast between them and surroundings.

The Wooden model can bring the viewers a feel of unsophisticated and classic, it is an ideal presentation material that helps to present the livable and natural design ideas of ASD.

Carre d'art du Nimes Timber Model by Foster + Partners

  • Scale: 1:100
  • Size: 1550mm x 1650mm
  • Production Time : 12 Days

This is an art gallery in Roussillon, France and designed by Foster + Partners, which is the world leading architecture, planning and design company.

Its works are known for “combining high technology, ecology, and local culture”.

In this timber model, wood materials are used for the main parts, including the gallery, road, and some surroundings.

A small amount of glass is used in windows, skylights, etc. to show the permeability of the building while minimizing the break of the overall wooden style of the model.

This timber model is using a 1:100 scale, which can show lots of details in the scene.

Model cars and trees are made and installed delicately by RJ model makers, giving viewers a real-life feel of that district.

The attention to details adds depth to the timber model.

The building has integrated lighting system which focuses on its fenestration and see-through quality.

It also gives a real feel for how it will bring light to the surrounding areas at night and catches the eyes of viewers.

Istanbul Timber Site Model in Turkey

  • Scale: 1:100
  • Size: 2500mm x 2500mm
  • Production Time : 20 Days

Istanbul is the capital, economic center and cultural center of Turkey. It is a world-famous tourist city and located at the junction of Asia and Europe. The religious belief in Istanbul is dominated by Islam and there are large numbers of mosques.

This timber site model is a mosque-centered display model.

Both the mosque and its surrounding buildings are made of balsa wood, which gives a beautiful and natural feel to this timber site model.

The mosque-centric display pattern also reflects the position of Islam in the hearts of local people.

RJ Models has made mosques many times with different materials (plastic, resin, acrylic sheet) and scales.

Model experts know every tiny part of the mosque, so even the relative difficult timber site model can be made easily and delicately.

To emphasize the main mosque timber site model, the surroundings have also been simplified by model makers and the details of some facades have been consciously omitted, leaving only the basic form.

Lisbon Airport Model in Wooden Style in Portugal by SOM

  • Scale: 1:100
  • Size: 1450mm x 1450mm
  • Production Time : 20 Days

Lisbon airport also is known as Lisbon Portela Airport, are the main international gateway to Portugal and one of the largest airports in Southern Europe.

Lisbon airport is designed by SOM, one of the world’s leading architecture firms.

The cooperation between RJ Models and SOM have begun several years ago and RJ also won the full trust of SOM after the abundant exquisite models with high efficiency and quality.

In this project, the model is made of wood, the property of which requires a superb production level, meticulous craftsmanship and experienced model makers.

In this wooden model, to give the viewers a better vision to know the interior design and construction of t airport, the walls around it are intentionally omitted.

RJ model makers also faithfully reflect the SOM’s design intent, which is to use a large-span structure to support the roof of the airport, reduce the number of columns, and give users more space to use.

The wooden model also has an integrated lighting system and bring the viewers a sense of peace and solemn.

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