Models

Real estate, construction and architecture are closely interrelated. So much so that none of the three would function properly if one of the others failed. All three disciplines are part of the process of design, construction and sale of buildings and homes. And, moreover, in any of the phases of an architectural project we find the same tool: the architectural model. Although, yes, in different modalities.

While the architect uses the models to generate an overall view of the building, the construction companies focus on a somewhat more detailed prototype. Likewise, real estate developers work with detailed models, as close to reality as possible. We are specialists in the latter at Maquetas.tech. We build realistic architectural models and cover all kinds of needs.

We manufacture all types of architectural models

Real estate promotion models

In this aspect, the model plays the role of a marketing and sales tool. They are the perfect object to show the final client the result of a work that is not yet finished or is located in another city. Although technology is advancing and there is the possibility of virtual tours or even “entering” the property through virtual reality, models are still a strong tool. The client still likes to have a physical model that he can examine from all angles.

In these models it is very important to keep the scale proportions as good as possible. A plus of realism is needed to fully convince the end user of the house. These models will be arranged with furniture and even lighting. Every detail will make the difference with respect to another promotion. Thus, the types of buildings that are represented in the real estate models are single-family homes, blocks of apartments or even housing developments. And the scale ranges from 1:20 to 1:50.

One of the strong points of our model workshop is that we put ourselves in the final client’s shoes. That is why we develop prototypes of mobile plants. So that the user can have a much more accurate view of the entire building and examine each part of it.

Models for masterplan

A masterplan project is much more complex than a housing project. In real space, it is larger in scale, and the model has to show everything. Masterplan models are represented in a wide variety of scales, but usually scales between 1:100 and 1:500 are chosen, depending on the size of the actual project. In the case of large projects, constructions such as large shopping centers, hotel complexes, large housing developments… are reproduced.

While in real estate development models, attention is paid only to the building, in masterplan models the surroundings must also be taken into account. That is to say, in addition to representing all the buildings that are part of the project, attention must also be paid to their surroundings. With these prototypes, both the urban plan and the terrain where it is located are studied. Therefore, the manufacture of the model becomes more complex, since the possible unevenness of the ground where the building is or will be located must also be shown.

In this way, masterplan models have two main functions. The first is to convince investors in the construction sector to start the project. And the second is to show the end customer, user of the homes or businesses, a bird’s eye view of the construction and the area.

Interactive models

Technology is advancing in all sectors and for architecture it has become a great ally. At real estate trade fairs and congresses, more and more virtual solutions are being used to present buildings. Virtual reality and computer graphics are the latest in today’s market. However, many companies make the mistake of exhibiting their work only through digital tools. When the smartest thing to do would be to combine the virtual with the physical.

In such a competitive area, the most important thing is to stand out from the rest. Currently, the Spanish real estate market is re-emerging, and with it, new ways of representing architecture. Innovation is one of the defining characteristics of Maquetas.tech, which is why we are also dedicated to making the most modern models.

The interactive models are physically represented in three dimensions, but they also have all the information of the project digitally. The advantages of these models are quite extensive: the model can speak for itself without the need of a speaker, the computer graphics are integrated into it, the interior details are virtually captured…

The manufacture of the models itself requires the use of such new technologies as 3D printers. In this case, the scale and proportions are not strictly captured. Something more similar to a plan of a city in three dimensions where different information will be projected.

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