1:500 Scale Models (2mm represents 1 metre)

For models of unusually large buildings, such as the logistics warehouse above, or for models of large development areas, 1:500 scale allows us to show a good level of recognisable, if slightly simplified, detail whilst keeping the model at a manageable size. For example, the marketing model below shows the site with plenty of surrounding context but is less than 2 metres x 1.5 metre so fits well in a marketing suite.

Cardiff Bay Marketing Model Cardiff Bay Marketing Model Built to illustrate the proposed scale of several major development areas in a prime waterside location, this model used illumination to highlight the key sites in the project. Each of 11 different plots can be illuminated individually at the touch of a button.


Wales Millennium Centre Site Model Wales Millennium Centre Site Model This much-travelled model was set up at every press event related to Wales new Opera House/Arts Centre in the heart of Cardiff Bay. Basically a block site model, it used limited detail and subdued colours to make it more visually appealing to the public.
Waterside Apartments Waterside Apartments A surprisingly detailed appearance at this small scale is achieved by applying much of the elevation treatments as rub down transfers. A useful and effective technique for certain types of schemes.


Airbase Redevelopment Airbase Redevelopment Representing the proposed redevelopment of an existing airbase 1:500 scale was ideal for showing the huge hangar buildings at a recognisable level of detail without the model becoming too large to be easily portable. The stylized use of colour gives a fresh, eye catching appearance to what are essentially just big industrial buildings.


Site Model for New Hospital Site Model for New Hospital Compact and easily portable, this model gives a good overview of the site layout and the high level of detail in the buildings is a very authentic representation of the proposed materials and finishes.
Manufacturing Plant Site Model Manufacturing Plant Site Model This model is displayed in the reception area of an international company's Research & Manufacturing premises. Its main purpose is as an orientation tool for new staff and visitors to the site.


Perspex Model for Saudi Development Perspex Model for Saudi Development This white styled concept model incorporates clear Perspex blocks to represent the proposed buildings for a major development in Saudi Arabia. The client RTKL, an international firm of architects, needed a company who could complete the model in just two weeks working flexibly with the client as they evolved their design. The model then had to be shipped to Saudi to form the focal point of their presentation for an international competition.
White Styled Model of College White Styled Model of College Illustrating a proposed design for a new college, the white styling for this model was chosen deliberately so as not to be too specific about material finishes which were to be finalized at a later date. The purpose of this model was to show a good overview of the site. We also produced a larger scale, more detailed model of the building on its own but still with a white monochromatic finish.


International Sports Village International Sports Village A white stylized, 1:500 scale site model for the proposed international sports village in Cardiff Bay. The architect had a very clear vision for the model and wanted to combine wood, Perspex, white surfaces and bright illumination in what is essentially a concept model with the theme "Snow, ice, fire, water". At approximately 2 metres long x 1.6 metres wide this large model came with a purpose-built, plain white plinth and a sturdy Perspex cover.
Small Scale Housing Model Small Scale Housing Model Illustrating a proposed design for a new college, the white styling for this model was chosen deliberately so as not to be too specific about material finishes which were to be finalized at a later date. The purpose of this model was to show a good overview of the site. We also produced a larger scale, more detailed model of the building on its own but still with a white monochromatic finish.
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