Print versus laser

The architects we worked with on a residential scheme in Kent built a model of the scheme using a 3D printer to create the main Victorian building, being transformed into seven apartments, and used this with a cardboard model representing four new houses and the grounds we are landscaping. 

The light colours of this model contrast with the darker colours of the model recently built by model makers for a mixed use scheme in Devon (see our blog post on 15 June 2016) where the model was made from wood and cork with laser cut and engraved wooden buildings. 

The pared back colour palettes of both models allow the viewer to consider design detail without being distracted by the influence of colour and we much prefer restrained palettes when representing future landscaping through both models and drawings.