The persistence of faith in the intangible model
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There are many dialectics that make architectural modelling less clear-cut than one might first imagine. Modelling for (design models) as opposed to modelling of (models of the design),1 for instance, and modelling (active engagement with the designing) versus model making (engagement of the model maker working for the designer). The architect may make many models to assist the development of a design without ever showing them to the client just as the finished model that shows the client a scaled representation of what they are commissioning may, in fact, hold little decision-making value to the architect: they ‘know’ what their design will look like.