Concrete Site Model.
Since moving students away from solely using the laser cutters to tackle site models we have seen many new and adventurous ways of approaching them, and a new focus on materials and aesthetics has arisen. This concrete site base by Runda and his team was constructed by laser cutting the roads and building plots from mountboard and laying them in reverse in a mold, then pouring concrete over them to a depth of around 30mm, they then flipped it over and removed the card to reveal an impression. This approach to materials gives the model an embodied personality, reflecting the groups emotive responses to the site.
As a contrast to the concrete base the group toyed with the idea of casting the buildings from plaster, but decided a quicker timber block method was more suitable.