In an era with such technological advancement, the wide range of limitless networking platforms creates an influential impact on thousands of internet users. A social media application like YouTube platforms a significant amount of audio-visual content that users watch on a daily basis. The content of such an application extends from being entertaining to educational on a global scale, as different channels address different purposes and individuals. In the field of architecture, such social recognition is required for professional and informative purposes, for a benefiting party. Using the opportunity of YouTube, many channels were made dedicating its content for those who are interested in architectural model making and the process of representing it.

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Here are 10 YouTube channels that share different styles of architectural model-making content.  

1. 30X40 Design Workshop

Started by Eric Reinholdt, a recognized architect, author, entrepreneur, and the founder of his practice: 30X40 Design Workshop. Reinholdt prepares a video to be released every week on a Thursday, revolving around the world of architecture. A variety of interesting tutorials on different architectural aspects and mainly model making that goes viral, with not only producing a work of art but informative advice for the professionals, students, and the interested party. 

Reference: https://www.youtube.com/c/Thirtybyforty/featured

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2. Monster Kook 

This channel shows and encourages the viewer to work with different mediums and materials. Monster Kook’s videos illustrate work on model making with a range of materials. From cardboard, wood to cement mixtures to create the artwork. Sharing the knowledge and inspiring many on a global level to take risks in creating through the materials and process of making, is what Monster Kook’s channel strives for.

Reference: https://www.youtube.com/c/MonsterKook/featured

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3. MC Kook 

This channel offers educational videos dedicated to all stages of being an architect, from a student to a professional. It covers the process of making, building, and constructing from A to Z.MC Kook highlights the importance of understanding the structure, services, materials, and texture of a project; all of which could be represented with different materials while building an architectural model.  

Reference: https://www.youtube.com/c/MCKook/featured

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4. ANDDA architect 

ANDDA architect shares around different 20+ videos of foam board models, revealing tips and tricks of creating architectural models with such a medium. Mainly dedicated to students or professionals that like a model with such a light material and sleek composition in comparison to wood and metal works. 

Reference: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYwS5NR7xSYsMBuh_ijJg3Q/featured

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5. Balkan Architect

Hi! Welcome to my channel, I create videos and tutorials for architects! Revit and AutoCAD tutorials! Subscribe for daily videos!

This channel promotes and shares tutorials in producing 3D Models in different software applications, such as AutoCAD and Revit. Balkan’s videos can help in refining 3D models by making them as realistic as possible, it can be easily changed and configured, unlike the actual models. With Balkan Architect’s video’s he helps with this process to be much easier.   

Reference: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCapzEjUWyv7H4GtPQrgybTQ/featured

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6. Sam-E STUDIO

This is an informative channel that runs by Abdussami Mulla, a civil Engineer that has won several architecture-related competitions. The Sam-E Studio shares videos of architecture, ways of making and representing it. It is great for students, as it encourages them to design and create any form of a building. His videos enrich the idea of making as his videos show his steps from the beginning to his end result. 

Reference: https://www.youtube.com/c/SamEStudio/featured

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7. Trotec laser 

This channel promotes and encourages the use of a laser cutting machine to build a refined detailed architectural model. Each video shows how it saves time creating a beautiful comprehensive project, while it shares tips for using such a machine on various types of materials. 

Reference: https://www.youtube.com/c/TrotecLaserEngraving/featured

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8. Show it better 

The 7 million viewed channel is the perfect platform for tutorials and tips into composing architectural models, drawing, and more through various programs (Sketchup, Photoshop, AutoCAD, and more..). It teaches the importance of representation in the architecture field and how to do it differently and realistically. 

Reference: https://www.youtube.com/c/ShowItBetternow/featured

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9. Arqui9 Visualisation

This is an educational channel that shares inspirations and tutorials on architectural 3D modeling and uses the optimum most of the architecture programs ( AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Revit) to produce an alluring model. It aims to inspire the younger and thriving to be architects into the world of architectural visualization to produce the desired form and creation. 

Reference: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBzPV2uSji-Z5-x_svnZV1w

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10. Foam Boards

This is not only a training channel in producing architectural models of ‘foam boards’, but they also supply what was seen in their tutorial videos. From foam boards, foam cores to different types of cutting tools, addressing students and professionals towards what their product can do and the end products.

Reference: https://www.youtube.com/c/Foamboards/featured

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Author

An Architecture BA graduate that aims to leave her mark by offering her skill-set and knowledge of architecture to the rest of the world, BaheyaSarhan is strongly passionate about sustainable designs and model making. She is currently interning at an architectural practice based in Bahrain.

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