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March 17, 2013
Why is a “home” a precious thing? The answer could be simple, but it is not. Home is a starting point in our life. A human being must have a place to be protected and warm. Many people think that a home is for business, and others think that a home is a place to live in peace, not jumping from one house to
another. The home is a place where people live happy moments or sad ones. The homes have our smell, and they're painted with our preferred colors. Our living days in the home make it “the home.” Don't you believe that the better way to fulfill our dreams is to start small? For this reason you could start your dream home, and the way to start is an architectural scale model design. The purpose of a scale model is to have a realistic
sample of your own home in advance. “The most important stage for any architectural model making project is to establish a clear goal for the model. In other words, what is the model for, what is its purpose, what does it need to
communicate?” (modelmakers-uk.co.uk). The process of making the scale model design has five steps: drawing the floor plan,
measuring the parts, cutting the foam board walls, measuring and cutting the spaces for the windows and doors in the walls, and gluing the walls. Also I show you a digital image of the roof of the same project.
At the beginning of this process let's make a list of the basic tools and materials required to build the scale model. I use a 20” x 30” x 3/16” white foam board (available at Walmart or just about any craft supply store) to build my walls, floors,
ceilings, and roof sections. It is rigid, inexpensive, and easy to work with. I generally use white glue to bond my connections. Also I use cutting tools, facto knives, architectural ruler, and a small t-square. You can use a framing square, a speed square, or any other drawing device that is 90 degrees, cutting board, then t-pins. Finally I use tape...