Designing the model: the White House

Design the Model

A word from the artist  - Adam Reed Tucker

My initial concern while designing this model was how to replicate the style without the model appearing to be an ordinary white shoebox. I layered the model by isolating the three major components of the building form. Then I refined each one of those in its own way to emphasize or capture those highlights most often associated with The White House.

Starting with the center section I focused on depressing the windows allowing shadows to develop. The last two components that make up the form are the front portico and the back rotunda. Each of these design elements focuses your attention to the center of the house. This center also acts as a spine joining the two symmetrical wings.