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Project Summary

Creating this house model was full of challenges; I had trouble with everything from the site to the creation of simple building materials that would emulate the original building design. Ultimately, I was able to create a Revit model that accurately depicted the original design (though it’s certainly not perfect). I utilized programs like AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and of course Revit throughout the semester in order to achieve the modeling that I needed, and most of the time I was moving between these programs fairly frequently. As my model currently stands, there are a few things that I’m not quite happy with in terms of matching up with the original design. Firstly, I couldn’t get the brick chimney wall to push through the roof envelope as the real building does. Even after I disconnected it from the top element it still wouldn’t move up. Secondly, I’m not that pleased with the dirt that I found in Revit for the site. It is far too grainy in the renderings and the actual site has some woodchips and such around that would have been nice to duplicate in the Revit model.


If I were to build this model again from scratch I could obviously make it a lot cleaner and organized because I would have an idea of how it should end up, whereas last time I pretty much winged it through the entire process because this was the first building project I have completed in Revit. When it was all said and done my plans and elevation in the model were not entirely accurate with what they were supposed to depict which made it difficult to organize them on sheets because I had imported underlays where I shouldn’t have, accidentally deleted all the elevations halfway through, and added the foundation level halfway through the model; not the ideal way to do things I know. These are the kind of things that I could avoid/clean up next time around if I were to remodel this house or a different project. Just knowing the general order of things and even knowing how to customize materials, lighting, and objects is very helpful to the entire process.


The semester proved very helpful in terms of my learning modeling software not just in Revit but also in things like Dreamweaver and AutoCAD. Even though I have a lot of experience with AutoCAD I had never done a site with elevated topography lines before and the ease with which it exports into Revit is pretty awesome. Also just getting a little bit familiar with the Dreamweaver software was nice in that I had no prior experience before this course and now at lease I have a little background in case I need to do something like this in the profession. Overall, this semester has taught me a lot about the power of digital modeling and representation and will be very useful knowledge when I graduate in the very short future.

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Exterior Rendering from the Northwest

Interior Rendering from Kitchen looking West

Section Perspective with Landscape (Hidden Roof)