Lesson 2 - Unity Temple

When developing a model I tend to work on a few elements at once. I typically break the building down into small elements based around its form or building mass. 

I then work on resolving how to build the mass of the building working from the inside and also how to achieve the finer details on the outside.

When resolving the construction I am mindful that this has to be something anyone can put together and I give this a lot of thought. I refer to all kinds of reference, books, drawings and photographs. I cross reference the photographs with the drawings and often find people take licence with the drawings, they are often inaccurate.  For this model I found MDF to be a better representation of the concrete and cherry an ideal contrast for the finer details. While there is no difference between these on the actual building they make a nice contrast on the model.

Resolving the Temple Core - birch ply

Resolving the Temple Core - birch ply

Resolving the Temple Core - cherry ply

Resolving the Temple Core - cherry ply

Resolving the Temple Core - fixing to base and roof elements

Resolving the Temple Core - fixing to base and roof elements

Resolving the Temple Core - mdf

Resolving the Temple Core - mdf

Early experiments with the building detail

Early experiments with the building detail

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