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Architecture: Make a Model

A Guide to Design, Draw and make a simple model of a house.

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By the time your done with this course you'll be able to design your own architectural house model and make it. You'll watch Doug design each individual part, draw them in CAD, transfer them to chipboard, cut them out and glue them. Doug discusses all the tools you'll need throughout the course and demonstrates how to use them.

Doug demonstrates the course using:

  • CAD (ArchiCAD)
  • The Golden Rectangle and RootPhi rectangle
  • A t-square and/or parallel rule
  • Triangles
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Cutting board
  • Stainless Steel straightedge
  • Architects scale
  • X-acto blade and Olfa Blade
  • Chipboard
  • Elmer's Glue

Step by Step

The course is organized in step by step format, beginning to end. Doug describes how the architectural chipboard model is designed. Then each part is drawn until all 13 are complete in CAD (the parts can be seen in this course image). The parts are printed out using a simple letter format (8 1/2"x11") and transferred to chipboard, then cut out and glued. The course is clear and concise. And once complete anyone can endevour to make the model displayed in the this course or design their own using all of the tools Doug describes and uses.


Your Instructor


Doug Patt
Doug Patt

Doug has been called "The Tony Robbin's of Architecture" because his enthusiasm is contagious! He loves to teach and his passion is instantly apparent. Doug is a registered architect who works on high end residential projects. He also has a YouTube channel with thousands of subscribers, millions of video views and a top selling book with MIT Press called How to Architect. He has three degrees in architecture, has worked on projects published in professional journals and honored with national awards, and speaks on architecture and web business. He has also created consumer products, taken a few to market, sold a business and has a couple patents.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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