DFALD Section Model

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by pmacdowell

Posted under: _Daniels Building, NADLAB

A large section-model of our proposed design for the University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design was commissioned for an on-site exhibition.  Challenged by an extremely fast delivery schedule, the model was an opportunity to flex our digital design and fabrication capabilities.

sectionModel_01The 7’x3′ landscape is cut on our CNC router out of laminated fiber board.

sectionModel_03The model base incorporates a internal steel frame for strength and rigidity.

sectionModel_11aModel pieces are cut on the router, cleaned, and arrayed for ease of assembly

sectionModel_08A system of interlocking joints ensures strong, accurate connections and incredibly rapid assembly.

sectionModel_13The model is pegged, clamped, and glued like a robust piece of furniture.


_MG_0321The completed model on display at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Design.

DSC_1017BMany parts of the model, like the roof surface, required milling on both sides.

DSC_1024A laser-cut jig was used to accurately position the decorative fins on the north facade of the building.


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