Wind Tunnel Testing Model – Scale 1:150
We’ve produced many models for the Welsh School of Architecture Research & Development Department and this is the latest. These models are put into a huge wind tunnel facility and tested for a wide range of airflow related issues. They don’t have to look pretty, hence the grey context buildings. The building being tested, in this instance for its natural ventilation effectiveness, is made from clear Perspex to facilitate the positioning of internal pressure taps which provide the crucial airflow information.
Mixed Use Development Block Model – Scale 1:500
One of the purposes of this model was to demonstrate how the massing of the proposed new development steps progressively down from the tower blocks on one side of the site to the low rise buildings on the other. You can see this particularly well if you click on the Enlarge Image button. The model also illustrates the physical barrier created by a major rail line adjacent to the site.
Slate / Perspex Trophy
The client, a supplier of replacement knee joints, asked us to design and make a one-off trophy that could be presented each year as part of an internal awards ceremony. It had to incorporate a knee joint sample so we came up with this Slate/Perspex mounting with laser-etched detail. We designed it so that the Perspex up-stand could be easily updated each year with the new winner’s name.
Mobile Exhibition Venue – Scale 1:75
With the aim of marketing his mobile exhibition venues abroad, the client needed a compact model he could take on the plane rather than entrusting it to the baggage handlers of the world’s airports. This was our solution. From an initial concept sketch, we designed and built the model in just 6 working days, incorporating removable roofs, interchangeable floor layouts and a Perspex cover. The whole thing measured just 350 x 290mm and fitted into a small padded suitcase that complied with on-flight hand luggage restrictions.
Bangor University New Building – Scale 1:400
One of the main purposes of this model was to demonstrate how this major new building addresses a complex, steeply sloping site. It was also used to illustrate the scale and massing of the new development in relation to the existing university buildings and the surrounding townscape.