Browsing through the dozens of art subcategories that you can find on DeviantArt, there’s always at least one that intrigues you, and prompts you to delve deeper – what does it entail, where does it come from, where did it all start?
Architectural model-making is that subcategory for me.
Someone, somewhere, was the first person to create a small, detailed house that was – or would become - the perfect duplicate of the real thing. A place where people can work and live, where they can be and become something more. So how did architectural model-making come to be?
Ancient civilisations did it first
Some of the oldest architectural models, or maquettes, date back to 4,500 BC. Ancient civilisations did not create them to study and investigate building techniques; they were main