Student Hebatallah Abdulaziz Mohammed Saif Al Maawali bested 23 others in her batch at the recently conducted competitive practical test dubbed as ‘Architectural Scale Model-Making’ in the course Architectural Workshop during the 3rd Semester of Academic year 2016-2017.
Hebatallah exhibited a pragmatic approach in her small-scale diorama of a typical Omani Villa. She employed vernacular materials in her design using ‘make-shift’ glossy black granite accent in the scale model. The introduction of building-stone accents was perfectly scaled (in Engineering scale 1:50M). Significant details were also given emphasis from building envelop to its micro elements and landscape entourage. The paving blocks were perfectly laid down over the driveways and walkways. Hebatallah also employed recycled materials, more particularly, in the vegetation elements that fortified architectural delineation in her art work.
Together with Hebatallah’s work, other collections of creative artworks/scale-models from a score of entry-level students in Architecture are currently on display at Room ME206, Mechanical Engineering Building, Engineering Department. The exhibit is on till September 7, 2017.
Scale-model-making is one of the requirements in the Architectural Workshop course being offered in the Architecture of C&A (Civil and Architectural Engineering) Section, Engineering Department at ACT.