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scaled at 1" = 7.25'. These are more museum quality than standard consumer grade, I believe the pricing just north of $6,000 per model.
Follow this link for more info on their model:
There are multiple stone textures at Fallingwater; not all walls are created equal---though most are exemplary, in their own right. One sloppy area exists---perhaps done in the earliest stages of construction:
But there is one common denominator which governs all of the examples of Wright's characteristic random ashlar, as seen first at Taliesin North:
there is a base plane, from which randomly-placed stones rise a consistent distance. That is the simple definition, the commonality which unites
the various instances of this stonework across the catalog. After that, it is the carefully-controlled random placement and more or less pronounced
horizontality of those projecting stones, which characterizes this work.
Another refinement is the occasional doubling of these projectors, or a partial overlapping of one by another in successive courses, that introduces
a further level of randomness---and, importantly, a unity---to the pattern.
And, it is vitally important that such stones are placed at considered intervals at the corners of the structure, where they will be seen in profile.
Here is a photo of the west terrace, which is seen in the first model photo above.
This seems to be the "mature" Fallingwater texture, seen in the upper reaches of the structure. Here's another view.
I would not fault the maker of a fine model of Fallingwater if he chose to create a master panel of stone and then use casts of it repeatedly
throughout the model. At least there would be a desirable consistency of the texture---and at a considerable savings in effort.
link provided to the store is no longer active. The company used Wright's name---presumably with permission ?
What material the company used in the construction of the house model isn't noted. I made a model for an architect friend, a couple of years ago; the
model is at 1/8" scale and used 1/16" and 1/8" acrylic sheet. Window sash and window cut-outs were made by others, using laser technology. Roofs
The architect's SketchUp view:
Any attempt to model masonry accurately would be futile in my opinion...and aburdly expensive. It was done well for the large scale Fallingwater at Moma. Perhaps someone could laser scan a masonry element, then use the resulting files to 3d print a scale model. The hard part then is mass producing such textures as they are more difficult to mold and cast.
I've said it privately to friends in building and contracting, so I'll say it here as well, I would give an arm and leg to see some well-made veneers based off the original Taliesin stonework. I feel like it has a sort of timeless universality to it.SDR wrote:Twenty-five years earlier, at Taliesin (or in its rebuildings), we see a rougher, more "primitive" version of the type; in one case, at least, all hell breaks loose !
My model was made, as noted, of 1/16" and 1/8" white acrylic. The roofs were scored and spray-painted, as were the sash. Hardscape is a combination of acrylic and paper, painted. The house lifts out of its recess, leaving the
The site model is 1/8" MDF. The saw is a MicroMark tilting-arbor model with 3" blade. The brown rectangle is a piece of phenolic backer sheet with a slat of wood glued to its underside, mating with the saw-table slot, enabling a
Are there cactus bonsai ? I suppose not ...
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Hi Matt2Matt2 wrote:I'm thinking of turning my model-making hobby into a side business. Does this board think there is a market for custom bass wood architectural models of Wright designs? What do you think would be a fair price? The ballpark is easily hundreds and possibly thousands depending on the complexity of the design.
If my humble experience as a "virtual" modeler of Wright's works serves as an example, to date my work has not been economically profitable, at least not to the point of being able to justify the amount of work that exists behind each model, not to mention the previous investment in software.
In return, this type of work receives great media attention so you can always use it as a form of self-marketing to promote your work and make yourself known among amateurs and architecture offices.
I hope it helps