Saturday, September 27, 2008

White Models

These architectural models by Frank Gehry are a good example of how to think about a white model. The models indicate form proportions first, later models are built showing details like windows etc. You can see that these models are not exact replicas of the building, and are sometimes made with simple materials like tracing paper. In your models it is important that your idea come across clearly rather than sweating out details. In the case of “Fred and Ginger”, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are dancing together. The idea of connection/contrast, grace and flowing movement is evident in the stark simple white wooden model. You can see later how this form was carried out to the final construction of the building.

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