In the previous sections of this book, we have examined the nature of models and why they are such important design and communication tools. We have also looked at the various media from which models can currently be made and how these can be combined, where appropriate, to provide different types of model. Clearly, models may be an integral part of a designer’s working practice – and yet they are so common in the exchange and development of ideas that we rarely think to give them a great deal of attention, and they are frequently used without question. Research into architectural models is still a relatively ...

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