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Architectural Scale Models in the Digital Age

design, representation and manufacturing

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  • © 2013
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  • Advanced digital technology and parametric design in architecture
  • Focus on modeling
  • Tutorials, practical advice and examples of today's architectural practice
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Table of contents (7 chapters)


About this book

Making physical models of complex geometric shapes and their multiple structural connections is a major challenge in the age of advanced digital technology and parametric design in architecture. This approach requires new modeling strategies, technology and methods which are covered in this book. Complex geometric forms generated using virtual media can be tested and validated only by means of physical models, which also make it possible to assess their practical application. The complexity of contemporary architectural design requires the mastery of new methods of producing scale models, which opens a new chapter in the field of modeling, and is the focus of this book. 

Along with the traditional methods that provide the basis for modeling, this book presents the principles of digital NURBS modeling, parametric modeling, digital modeling support, and model creation, complete with a number of tutorials, practical advice and examples found in architectural practice today.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graz University of Technology, Austria

    Milena Stavrić

  • University of Novi Sad, Serbia

    Predrag Šiđanin, Bojan Tepavčević

About the authors

Milena Stavrić studied Architecture at the University of Belgrade where she also received her PhD. Since 2004 she works at the Graz University of Technology, Austria.

Predrag Šiđanin studied Architecture at the University of Belgrade and later he completed MTD and PhD at the TU Delft in the Netherlands. He holds a professorship at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

Bojan Tepavčević studied at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia. He is currently assistant professor at the faculty of Architecture, University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Architectural Scale Models in the Digital Age

  • Book Subtitle: design, representation and manufacturing

  • Authors: Milena Stavrić, Predrag Šiđanin, Bojan Tepavčević

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  • Publisher: Springer Vienna

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag GmbH Wien 2013

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 256

  • Topics: Building Types and Functions

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