In our attempt to document modern marvels of architecture via scaled models, the following article is the 2nd sequel of the series titled Modern Masterpieces in Models. We’ve accumulated selected models of globally renowned architectural projects handcrafted by the students of Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University (HSTU) and American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) as part of their regular and extended academic exercises.
The department of architecture, HSTU has recently organised a model making workshop for the second time with participation of students from entry to senior levels. The main objective of this model making workshop was to make sure that two-dimensional drawings and sketches should be well-formed in the three-dimensional model. Additional objects were to insure the understanding of the graphics properly, to explore material as well as to develop better workmanship. To transfer the model making skills from the senior to junior levels, the students of studio I,II,IV,VI & VIII were divided into groups and led by 4th-year students. Nine models of five particular buildings were made including Renzo Piano’s Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Raj Rewal’s Hall of Nations, Marina Tabassum’s Baitur Rauf Jame Mosque under the guidance of four faculty members namely S.M.Naeem Hossain Mithun, Dipa Saha, Kazi Asadullah Al Emran, Lamia Tasnim Ankon.
The models contributed by Architecture-AIUB was made by the students of Studio-V, Fall 2018-19 as a part of their regular academic exercise. The selection includes Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright; Louvre pyramid by I.M. Pei; Church on the Water by Tadao Ando; Vitra Fire Station by Zaha Hadid and Bianchi House by Mario Botta. The studio was led by M. Arefeen Ibrahim (Associate Professor & Head) and Syeda Tuhin Ara Karim (Asst Professor).