The Concours

The Concours

 Exclusive Resort Model

Details

Model: Size 3 feet X 7 feet, Scale 1″ = 40′

Site Location:

14200 NW 42nd  Avenue | Suite 925 

Opa-Locka | FL | 33054

Project Info

The Concours Club is set to open at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport in May 2019. The exclusive club  will offer more than 2 miles of racetrack designed by Alan Wilson, plus an infinity pool and jacuzzi, full spa and a hammam, wine and cigar storage, restaurant and bar, and full concierge services.

 

Client:  Trilogy Real Estate Group

Completion: July 9, 2018

Project Type: Resort

Lead Model Designer: Michael Steinkoenig

Let’s Build Something

Building 3D scale models since 1984. Our talented staff of model builders is ready to assist you in the design and build of your project.

Lakehouse Residences on 17th

Details

Model: Size 4 feet X 6 feet, Scale 1″ = 8′

Site Location:

4202 W 17th Ave

Denver, CO 80204245

Project Info

Lakehouse is a beautiful new 196-unit condominium and rowhome development overlooking Sloan’s Lake in the heart of Denver, Colorado.

The model was a huge hit for NAVA’s information booth at the recent Cherry Creek Art Festival, named one of  “the 10 Best Arts Festivals in Colorado”, annually drawing more than 350,000 visitors.

Client:  Nava Real Estate Development

Completion: Updated July 9, 2018

Project Type: Residential

Lead Model Designer: Michael Steinkoenig

Let’s Build Something

Building 3D scale models since 1984. Our talented staff of model builders is ready to assist you in the design and build of your project.

Big Sky Montana Topography Project

Big Sky

 

Details

Model: Size 5 feet X 11 feet, Scale 1″ = 400′

Site Location:

Big Sky, MT  59716

Project Info

Archetype3D, the expert topographic model maker, just completed and delivered a dramatic 3D topography model. The Big Sky Montana project highlighted two large developments for the Big Sky Real Estate Company Spanish Peaks, and Moonlight Basin.   

The photos below depict the completed model, including the custom-made table. As part of the sales center, potential clients can view the impressive display while looking at the window at the actual Big Sky mountain peak.

Mike Adams, Big Sky Real Estate Company Director of Sales and Marketing, stated, “your team created a spectacular topography model for our company.  The detail, the color, the stand all exceeded our expectations.  We are thrilled with every aspect of dealing with you and your company. Thank you so much.”  

Client: Big Sky Realty

Completion: November 2017

Project Type: Residential

Lead Model Designer: Michael Steinkoenig

Let’s Build Something

Building 3D scale models since 1984. Our talented staff of model builders is ready to assist you in the design and build of your project.

We Repair Models Too!

We just completed a model repair on one of the displays at the Mueller State Park Visitor Center in Colorado. 

Good as new=)   BEFORE:                                  AFTER:

The Mueller State Park Visitor Center, located atop Big View Overlook, features a scenic panoramic overlook hidden below the shadow of Pikes Peak. In the heart of Mueller State Park, this information area features indoor and outdoor exhibits emphasizing the park’s natural habitats, wildlife and heritage. Visit the Watchable Wildlife Kiosk and learn about those who call Mueller home. At the Gazebo, hand painted panels of the surrounding mountains help you get your bearings before heading out on the Wapiti Nature Trail.

Three trailheads from the Visitor Center parking lot connect you to short family friendly or long connecting hikes. Don’t forget to pick up a trail map before you head out!

Are Completed Drawings Required For An Architectural Model?

The answer to a very common question is NO, you do not have to have completed drawings for us to bid your project. In fact, it is always best to get your model maker involved as early as possible, even in the initial drawing phase of the design. With early involvement, you can get cost estimates to put into your budget and be able to schedule the entire project with completion dates for the plans and the model. It is always helpful to secure a timeframe for your work so that there are no delays in delivery. We have extensive experience and have most likely already built similar projects to the one you are proposing. Cost estimates are often based on extensive past experiences.

When plans are complete, please understand that any changes can have a significant impact on the model itself. We take plans very literally and try not to deviate at all from what we see. The designer is the artist and our job as craftsmen is to fully realize the designer’s vision. If we can see it in the drawings we can build it. Conversely, if the building has an area that the drawings do not show clearly, we will need to ensure we have open communication and come to a consensus. There are always a few clarifications needed between the design and the client We are both working to create a great sales tool and in this phase of the construction everyone needs to communicate clearly.

Special details are also important for your model maker to see. Things like bench details or wrought iron fencing can add beautiful elements to the model so being able to see these types of details in drawings or reference photos is crucial.

Colors are always a challenge to properly match. We can only accept colors as physical samples or color system numbers that we can get samples for. If color chips don’t tell the whole story such as in a variegated stone pattern, a photograph is acceptable as long as it is printed on a piece of paper, approved by the designer and physically mailed to us. Colors CANNOT be sent as email attachments since we mix our colors very precisely and computer monitors and
printers are notorious for altering shade and tone.

We take coloration very seriously. To get final approvals, we will construct a small colored wall section to send to our clients for approvals. This is the moment of final approvals for textures and colors before they are applied to the entire model.

Special Effects For Your Architectural Model

What special effects will enhance your model?
We add lighting to many of our models but that is only one way to enhance your clients’ experience. We have also created motorized components and sound effects along with interactive touch screens. These special effects add a completely new dimension to your presentation that your development may well benefit from.

  • ●  We built the interior of a McDonalds with actual spinning gears and fans complete until we made the gears and fans spin.
  • ●  We designed an interactive model for the visitor’s bureau at Lake Tahoe. Two touchscreen computers activated dozens of LED lights on the model. The screens gave specific information on hotels, casinos, golf courses, museums and other points of interest.

● We produced a lighting display for a residential tower in which the salesperson could shine a laser on a unit which would then light up. At the same time, the big screen behind the model showed the floor plan, price point and the precise view from out of the windows.

Programming interactive features have gotten easier recently and are now only limited by the imagination. The cost/benefit of interactive features is also easy to calculate. Do you need a sales person to talk to every visitor in your office? The model can act as a self-guided tour freeing up your staff to talk to the buyers with the most potential for closing. Get your important information across in an entertaining way and your model will pay for itself more quickly.

Let's Build Something

Let one of our talented model makers discuss your project with you.
You don’t need to have your plans finalized. We pride ourselves in
being able to work with the customer from start to finish in the
design and build process.

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