What are the principal advantages of creating a conceptual design model using masses before diving into the detailed design and building element modeling?
The principal advantages of creating a design using masses is its flexibility! A simple drag or slant can be easily implemented into the design. Adding an atrium or dome and joining geometry is much easier with masses than starting with an outline of walls. It's also very easy to update, for example, the curtain wall system after changing the shape of the mass.
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?
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