miniarquitect Posted June 28, 2014 Share Posted June 28, 2014 hello to everybody,this new topic is going to be very extensive, so I will need four messages due to the limit of 1 Mb when I adjoint photos. I hope it won't be heavy nor boring!I want to talk about what I call "miniature houses" or "miniature architecture" in order to distinguish from "dollhouses".a "miniature house" is the same of any other miniature, that is, if you enlarge twelve times, you could walk and live as if it was real. (well, it is not absolutely true, there is not running water nor gas, only electricity: miniature switches and miniature sockets in each room that could work in a real scale).So it means that there is a logical layout of rooms, stairs, distributors or corridors, that I have four façades (in a town house, two of them are party walls made of brick with small ventilation courtyards for secondary rooms such as batrooms, stairs, ..), that rooms have the appropiate size to their use, that the structure from groundfloor to the top is logical.As some façades must be practicables to see the inside, I divide them in those points that match with a architectural joint or with a construction material change, and never with a hinge that can be seen from outside.The geometry of the house is studied carefully because all rooms, windows, doors, floors.. can be taken apart and also because when it is lighted, light must be seen from windows, never from joints!. As nothing is glued but inserted, I must accept some little mistakes, this is quite obvious!, although I try that this mistakes will be also on scale!As well as you make a cupboard, or a chest of drawers, and you show them in detail as if they were a purpose in themselves, always empty, when they were designed to keep clothes and other private items, I also show my houses empty. Each one is free to imagine how can decorate its inside or even change the color or the pavement, as we do when we want to buy a real house!.As an example of this, I invite you to a virtual visit through one of this houses. It is a small town house in two floors, no more than one hundred square meters in total. The reason is quite simple, as well as in real scale we can find small building sites, in my case this building site was my car! because this house was shown in London and it could not be bigger!1. the entrance, with a mahogany double door and a glassed door that gives you to the entrance hall2. the entrance hall, a distributor and the kitchen, at the back3. the sitting room seen from the entrance hall4. the sitting room5. the distributor, the first door on your left goes to the kitchen, the second, to the dining room. In front of you, thestairs6. the kitchen Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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