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dc.contributor.authorRennie, Julian
dc.description.abstractScale design models continue to be made by many professional architects and architectural students. With the miniaturization of digital cameras it is now possible to place the camera inside such a model and take digital photos from the interior looking out. These architectural design models react in the same way to natural sunlight, as do the built buildings they hope to represent, the resulting images can be very revealing for the designer and/or client. In fact, with the removal of scale devices, (such as miniature furniture), the photographic images have the appearance of being true, a verisimilitude. However they are a ‘fiction,’ they remain representations. But these rather compelling renditions can perhaps start to talk to the designer and the client’s imagination, even allowing one to dream about how it might be like to dwell in such spaces, should they go on to be built. This technique was trialled as a case study within Unitec, New Zealand and this paper showcases the results of these experiments. The paper explores the results against the broader historical and theoretical backdrop, citing links within the writings of a wide range of authors and practitioners to contextualise this more sensuous approach to the rendering of architectural spaces.en_NZ
dc.publisherLoughborough University (Leicestershire, UK)en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectCAD (computer aided design)en_NZ
dc.subjectvirtual imagingen_NZ
dc.subjectvirtual spaceen_NZ
dc.subject3-D modellingen_NZ
dc.subjectscale modelsen_NZ
dc.subjectarchitecture and lighten_NZ
dc.titleMiniature Fictionsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderLoughborough University (Leicestershire, UK)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRennie, J.J. (2014). Miniature Fictions. TRACEY Journal Issue: Drawing in Situ. Feb 2014. ISSN 1742-3570en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume2014 (February)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleTRACEY Journal - Drawing and visualisation researchen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaDesign and Visual Arts

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