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Modelling Architecture: Engaging Our Imagination Through Architectural Models

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posted on 24.05.2021, 10:22 authored by Michael P. K. Yau
Architectural models have always served the purpose of communication. They can be seen as measurements of the body against the current world and projecting into the future. Recent architectural practices saw increasing use of digital drawings and models in design process. This altered the intension of models, transforming some into spectacles that pleases only the eye. The purpose of this thesis is to understand the operation of the architect and the role of physical models in the current architectural discipline. Models clarify our understanding of our bodies, and help provoking and extracting our imaginations. They stimulate our imaginations using our bodies and senses. This thesis is a record of a process. It documents the executions, observations, and speculations concluded from a series of exercises orientated towards the understanding of the use of architectural models and their effects toward our imagination and body, both physically and psychologically.





Master of Architecture



Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type


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