PRESENTATION MODEL FOR MEDICITY, A NEW INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND INTEGRATED HOLISTIC THERAPY IN GURGAON IN INDIA.
Date of completion : 2007-2008
Time for completion : 12-16 weeks
Scale 1 :200
Dimensions : 40″ x 48″x 24″
Materials : Linden Wood | Acrylic | Russian Birch Plywood | Plants | LED Lighting
The Medicity model, commissioned by Provencher Roy and Arcop Architecture Inc., was to be on display during the project’s presentation. It was designed between 2007 and 2008 and its execution lasted between 12 to 16 weeks. The model’s overall dimensions are approximately 40 x 48 inches for an approximate height of 24 inches.
The model, of which all elements are fixed, is at a scale of 1:200. This scale allows to depict the entire real estate development with a certain amount of detail. First, the model was made in linden wood, because it is a light, strong and malleable wood essence. It was worked in thirty-second to one-quarter inch plates and assembled to represent the divisions between the pieces and to give an idea of the transparency of the building envelope.Then, clear acrylic was used to make the mainly glazed portions of the envelope.
The base of the model was made by staking linden slabs to represent the topographic work of the exterior layout which was also emphasized by the addition of plants and dried flowers representing the landscaping of the site. Finally, the buildings are illuminated from below thanks to a LED lighting system integrated at the base.
The monochromatic aspect of this project is consistent with the architect’s desire to design the building with a rhythm expressed both by the refined but complex form of the volumes and the use of pergolas and shutters not only to meet practical considerations such as sunlight and high temperatures which are important architectural considerations in India, but also punctuate and distinguish the various adjacent programs.
See project by http://provencherroy.ca/