Jenkins Neighborhood Model - Facade details

Jenkins Neighborhood – Model for VillaNova




Date of completion : 2015-2016
Time for completion: 16 à 20 weeks

Scale 1 :200
Dimensions : 48″ x 72″ x 6″
Materials : Styrene | Linden Wood | Russian Birch Plywood | Plants


The Jenkins neighborhood presents the first implementation phase of a vast community development in the Lachine sector of Montreal. Development Lachine-East commissioned this model in order to use it as an exhibit and sale tool at the new VillaNova development sales office. The model was designed between 2015 and 2016 and its execution lasted approximately 16 to 20 weeks. Its overall dimensions are roughly 48 x 72 inches for a height of approximately 6 inches.

The model is at a scale of 1:200, which allows to enter a precise level of detail while presenting the entire development. We built the individual buildings by carefully depicting the facade details as well as the outdoor spaces adjacent to the houses. We represented the desired atmosphere inside the neighborhood in addition to the relationship of the buildings to the street and the surrounding context. The base was made of Russian birch plywood finished with a linden wood plating to define the city blocks. In addition, these are underlined by the landscaping.  Moreover, to emphasize the project itself, the buildings surrounding the project are represented in a simplified way. Their volume offers a realistic context of insertion in the city and positions the project in all projected developments.

The two main materials chosen for this model are white styrene type plastic for its materialistic qualities as well as linden wood for its malleability. The assembly of these materials, at times dyed, has allowed to create different textures of facades while maintaining an esthetic harmony despite the different townhouses, duplex and condominiums included. Furthermore,  the whole model is animated by the addition of plants, cars and characters that help give a real insight to the customers of the character of the planned real estate development (see: