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

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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

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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

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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.

Scale Models for Trade Shows – Oldcastle Water Drainage System

This model is created to demonstrate a new water drainage system. As the water flows through the pipe, vortexes are created which allow waste materials and trash to be collected at the bottom. This is a fairly complex system so LED lighting was installed to trace the water flow through the pipes. Buttons on the back allowed salesmen to guide their clients through and interesting water flow demonstration. This model draws attention to the booth and provides an attractive demonstration at all their trade shows. The model is large enough so that salesmen can point out all the features and demonstrate the ease of collecting gravel or garbage and cleaning out the system.

Scale Models for Museums – Ice Core

The great thing about being a model maker is that you never know what challenges the next project will bring. I live in Boulder CO, the location of NCAR, UCAR, NOAA, NIST and many other federal letters. The National Center for Atmospheric Research has offices in one the most distinguished (architect I. M. Pei) buildings in my town. Overlooking Boulder, sitting on a mesa against a backdrop of the dramatic mountains NCAR is a serious research facility dealing with the worlds climate. The also house a newly revised visitors center with many interactive and informational displays. We were commissioned by NCAR to construct a model of an ice core to be illuminated and placed in this visitors center.

ICE CORE: These are cylinders of ice mined in various locations from Greenland to the Arctic. The deeper the core sample the farther back in time the ice was formed. The bubbles in the ice still contain the atmospheric elements that were present during that ancient time to the core becomes a record of how our atmosphere formed and has evolved over the millennia.

In learning about the ice cores we visited the Denver Federal Center were many cores are brought for study. This is a lab that is kept at – 27 degrees Fahrenheit. The scientist work all day wearing protective clothing to keep from freezing. I asked a lot of questions and learned a lot about ice cores and how they look.

Building the models. We ended up building two identical full sized cores that matched a section of an actual ice core for scientific accuracy. Using clear acrylic tubes I poured clear resin in over 120 layers to match the image. I used experimented enough to create a chart showing how much stirring, how much resting and how much gel time was needed to match all the different bubble densities. A relatively clear layer along with a relatively cloudy layer of bubbles represents one year of ice build up. It took several weeks of pouring and curing the resin to get the core models built. One of them is now on display in the visitors center and has become a popular draw for tourists. The second one is used in the classroom and in scientific discussions about the cores themselves.

Riverfront Park In A Wood Model

This was an interesting project. Usually, clients ask for wood models because that is what they are used to building in school. They think it might be easier or cheaper in wood. The reality is that wood is a harder material to work with for a professional model shop. East West Partners – the developers of the Riverfront Park area in Denver wanted a wood model to show off a different style in there new marketing center. We have built dozens of a model for this client over the years. They have all been made using different plastics with many lighting effects they are also highly detailed and very precise. So when they asked for a wood look in this model it was for style reasons. They did not want to lose the detail or effectiveness of the sales tool.

We went to work using many different types of wood surfaces and many layers of etched patterns. We created a unique look that grabs the viewer attention as soon as they see it. This model highlights the building that East West has developed and keeps the surrounding building in a neutral color with less detail. I personally have never been a fan of building models with wood but this project has changed my mind. It is a very welcoming and organic material that – if done right – can be a very effective marketing tool.

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