San Pedro de Macoris- Scale Model.

1:1000 MODEL OF SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS.

The Scale model was one of the project 2 assessment requirements. The model was required to be constructed on a 600mm x 600mm baseboard and at a scale of 1:1000. It was to represent an urban area of our designated city and express the relationship between various elements of the urban landscape.

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Image showing the context of the area selected.

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The chosen area for the physical model.

The image above displays the space selected to be represented in the physical model. This area was selected because it represents numerous “districts” and spaces with different characteristics in a fairly small area of the city. The image shows a large industrial site in the top right, a dense, organic, residential area in the bottom right, a medium density mixed use area on the left and a large green space which may be a cemetery in the middle of the image. This area represents the key building typologies of the city and the contrast in scale and function between them. The area is also intersected by a major thoroughfare for vehicular traffic and the difference in scale of this path to those in the surrounding area is clearly evident.

The construction of the model was predominantly done by Richard. The selected area was traced over in illustrator before being laser cut as required. The building footprints and paths were etched onto a grey card base boards, while buildings were cut out of 3mm MDF as this was evaluated to equate to roughly one standard level of a building. Process photos of the model construction process and images of the final model are shown below.

The baseboard with the building footprints etched onto it.

The baseboard with the building footprints etched onto it.

The building pieces being laser cut.

The building pieces being laser cut.

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The completed model.

The completed model.

The completed model.

The completed model.

The completed model.

The completed model.

The completed model.

The completed model.

The completed model.

The physical model provides a great expression of the relationship between used and unused spaces within the city. It clearly indicates the various densities of different areas and the different scale of built structures. The contrasting nature of the building layout is also evident within this small area as is the difference in building typologies.

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