Architectural Models

Tangible Creative has extensive experience creating architectural models using FDM, SLS, and SLA 3D Printing methods.

Row 1: Project Ribbon: Reimagining Philadelphia International Terminal E

In Project Ribbon, the designers, Jasmine Gao and Tian Ouyang from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, are looking into the future with the help of Form and Force Diagram developed by Masoud Akbarzadeh. New forms can be generated through a different lens, and the results will be both structurally efficient and aesthetically appealing.

The current PHL Terminal E, as people may or may not know, was rated the worst airport in the U.S for multiple reasons: the dull spacial experience, poorly placed programs, indirect circulations ,etc. With this in mind, the designers tried to resolve the issues with an interweaving system: turn the airport into two parts, and merge them with an elegant flow.

The new PHL Terminal E, which they call “The Ribbon“, features a spine that houses all the program space, and a gate system that engulfs the spine. Passengers will enjoy direct transportation to the gates via the speed route system at the bottom, but can also take time to stop by the program. All they need to do is get off the belts and go upstairs.

After a series of tests, the most agreeable form was sought out for this job, helping the designers arrive at the desired resolution. It brings together the best of two worlds: clear designation of spatial usage, and a form for this configuration and this configuration only.

Row 2: 8777 Washington BLVD in Culver City, California

Created for and designed by Clarion Partners, this architectural model was created using PLA and Resin on FDM and SLA printers, and fabricated by our team at Tangible Creative.

Row 3: Harajuku Quest, OMA Architectural

This scale model of Harajuku Quest was produced for OMA Architectural Design firm in New York. Architectural design Partners Shohei Shigematsu and Associate Takeshi Mitsuda at OMA led the project design itself.

This model is printed at approximately 30x30x30 inches dimensional scale and printed in high-resolution SLA resin. This is a pivotal step in the production and construction process as it allows the architectural design team at OMA to view the building’s design prior to construction.

This building is currently being constructed in the Harajuku District in Tokyo, Japan.

To learn more about Harajuku Quest click here.

Row 4: Geneva Project

Geneva Project is an architectural masterpiece entailing a complex building, with a maze of carefully laid out stairs and rooms. The details on the project display an exterior and interior dream-like setting, with detailed walls and doors. The project is produced as a scale model, and spans about 3x3x1 foot in dimension. The design was printed using SLA 3D printing technology and is pieced together from multiple parts.