Module 6 - Points to Ponder

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Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Please share your comments on 2 of the following Points to Ponder questions. (Choose 2 of the questions below.)

What are the principal advantages of creating a conceptual design model using masses before diving into the detailed design and building element modeling?

Creating a conceptual design model with masses give us the advantage of quickly changing our idea into a model and visualize it and make things the way we want with out getting in to the detail design of the building. We can also show this to our client and work with it together to get the desired form and look of the building. It also give us the opportunity to try different options and come up with a noble idea so it boost creativity.

Should all buildings be modeled first using conceptual masses?

When is it needed/appropriate? And when not?

For example, should you create a conceptual mass model of a small house?

Can you think of any examples of a real building around the world that most likely was created by exploring the form using conceptual mass models?

Please post and share images of these examples to this Notion page.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao


Located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain.

How would you abstract the essential form of these famous buildings using conceptual mass elements that you can create in Revit?

  1. One World Trade Center:
  2. CMG Headquarters:
  3. Twisting torso:
  4. Apple campus:
  5. Salesforce tower: