Representational Research at the University of Virginia School of Architecture

An Intervention Above Changing Sea Levels (Final Physical Model and Overview of Semester Work)

In translating the final Rhino model into a physical model, our plans went generally as expected; however, the major misstep was the assumption that the transparencies used to model water on the bluffs would be able to hold their desired shape.  As a result, we used thin acrylic for this portion of the model and placed these in slits cut into the acrylic representing the sea level, making the hanging of these elements from the metal frame above unnecessary.

Images of the final model, as well as a PDF of the work from over the course of the semester, are included below.

PDF of Semester Work

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