An architectural model is a mean of communication with a history of thousands of years. From the conception of an idea till its realization, an architectural scale model expresses the bridge that connects them. It is the base to start the discussion on an architectural design and contributes in finding solutions in problems that possibly may arise. Consequently, a scale model is the basic fact for the evolution of an architectural concept and architecture, in general.
Architectural scale models, as a tool, serve in various sectors. In an architectural competition, the scale model is the basic element of a proposition and plays a decisive role for the final choice of the winner. Furthermore, it functions as an additional mean for the support of sales and presentations, it is useful for the explanation of complicate technologies, in exhibitions and museums, cinema and theater, animation and advertising and generally aids for the understanding of the world of architecture and the important role it plays in our life.
The modes of making models and the materials that are used vary based on the implementation. An architectural scale model may be realistic or abstractive, while wood, cardboard,solid foam, perspex, polystyrene, acrylic, cork, resin may be used accordingly and any other material may represent what we want each time.