Books about architectural model-making as a discipline of its own are few and far between. The present publication therefore presents detailed portraits of around twenty model-making workshops in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, providing ready reference and giving architects easy access to information about modern methods of architectural model-making. The changes affecting the model-making profession in the age of computer-aided design are discussed and, in an introductory essay by writer and historian Ansgar Oswald, the role this centuries-old craft played in the context of European architecture from the Renaissance to the present day is portrayed. The book speaks up for architectural model-making as an indispensable stage in the design process and an expressive means of decision-making.
The First Structure Exploring the Nature of Architectural Models in the Twenty-first Century, Ansgar Oswald. Tilman Burgert. Dieter Cöllen Robert Endres. Stephan Fleig and Andreas Fofana. Bernd Grimm. Frieder Grüne. Rüdiger Hammerschmidt. Wolfgang Hannemann. Hauke Helmer and Ulrich Mangold. Siegi Jarnig. Michael Kropf. Burkhard Lüdtke. Helmut M. Lutsch. Julia Missner and Lars Lämmerhirt. Christian Axel Monath and Klaus Menzel. Gerhard Stocker. Gerhard Vana.