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- Dancing with the machine
Ostwald, Michael J.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, School of Architecture and Built Environment
- Some designers make their own models as a means of understanding or presenting a concept for a future building. Others construct miniatures because they see the model as a finished object, not simply a likeness that prefigures a future form. This second proposition is not unreasonable when we remember that architects do not make buidlings - architects make representations of buildings. However, a more common occurence is that the designer does not make the model; some third party, an assistant or professional, takes directions from the designer to construct the miniature. Peter Eisenman describes his senior model maker as his 'dancing partner [...] The model maker understands how I dance. To make a model, he and I have to dance together in a certain way, and when he gets out of range, I have to say. "Wait a minute, come back".
- Homo Faber: Modelling Architecture p. 30-35
- SIAL, Melbourne Museum & Archadia Press
- Resource Type
- book chapter