No matter your age, gender, concerns, knowledge or passions, it’s impossible to take part in an exhibition and not feel attracted by an architectural model. A lot of people associate these models with interesting little toys for children. However, you need to know that these models are extremely important in terms of the numerous functions and advantages they offer to all those who choose to exhibit such an architectural model and especially to those who turn such a creation into a main piece of a project.
Architectural models are 3D representations which are born through modern technologies, carefully designed, with attention to detail which allows them to be used even in the business environment. In other words, models can be used not only from an aesthetic point of view, but also functionally, to highlight a business, buildings, etc. That is why it is very important for anyone to know the functions of such a model, in order to have all the information available at the right time, when it can turn into a solution that will save people’s lives and the potential to transpose some great dreams into reality.
The practical functions of a model
- Aesthetic function
We all have our first contact from an aesthetic point of view. It is truly impressive how an architectural model is actually a miniature project, which can be analyzed from any angle. Through the visual impact, the model can answer several important questions and requirements such as:
What work materials should I use?
How does the material influence the durability?
What is the impact on the environment?
What other options are there?
What are the risks that can intervene and how can they be mitigated?
These are key questions that can influence the approach of a project or a business, and the simulations and the way of processing a model will easily highlight the answers, without other external implications.
- Environmental impact
There is more and more pressure on the business environment (and not only) regarding the impact of modernization and the appearance of new companies on the market. The effects that may occur unless the impact on the environment is monitored are not at all easy to overlook. Thus, the architectural model also allows to notice the relations of a future construction with the natural environment, with the living ones and it is possible to see how this will directly and indirectly affect the life of the population. In fact, the models can also be made of recycled materials, thus contributing to a good recovery of waste.
- Economic function
A project never comes with small financial implications, so turning it into reality becomes a real challenge. Along with economic fluctuations in the market, the costs of working materials and obtaining documentation also increase, so any construction error can be truly catastrophic. Architectural models allow to reduce costs tens or even hundreds of times, which confirms a good organization in the business environment.