MINIARCS: Vanessa's Modern Miniatures
Miniarcs are my modern architectural design sets staged and built in the scale of 1-inch equals 1-foot.
While I was majoring in Architectural History at Smith College, I worked two summer internships at the architectural firms of Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Robert A.M. Stern Architects. I learned two methods for constructing models: one by hand, the other by CAD laser assembly.
Years later, in 2007, while I was living and working in San Francisco, I returned to the art of model building and the result was the creation of Minarcs, which I designed, built, and photographed using the views from my office window at 101 California Street.
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