Until very recently, creating architectural scale models was both time consuming and expensive. Most scale models created were of larger, nonresidential projects as residential clients of architectural firms typically don’t have the budgets that would allow for “extras” like scale models. That means that clients building homes relied on blueprints, artists’ renderings in 2D and, more recently, 3D renders and 3D model walk-throughs to help them visualize their dream homes.
Now, however, one Montreal-based 3D modeling and printing expert has a better idea and it won’t stress the budgets of home buyers. Daniel “Dan” Brastaviceanu posted a recent 3D design and printing project on Thingiverse that makes it possible even for new home buyers with small budgets to get a scale model of their dream home before it’s built.
“Up to now,” Dan told 3DPrint.com, “architectural scale modelling was very time consuming and expensive so mainly for big budget commercial projects. The residential market was small. Clients would have to rely on plans, 3D renders, 3D model walkthrough… to get a sense of their future home. Having a 3D printed model on the table adds the sense of touch, live viewing, even smell and you get to keep it and expose it proudly in your future house.”Read more