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Architectural Modelling Laboratory

Architectural Modelling Laboratory


The Laboratorio Modelli per l’Architettura was set with the aim of offering scientific and theoretical aid to students, professors and researchers over architectural models.
In the spaces of the laboratory everyone willing to realize a scaled model of his own project, can find all the tools needed to develop his idea. Wood, resin, concrete: these are just some of the materials that can be carved and modelled to shape tangible architectonic objects to verify, show or actually realize the project.

The equipment of the laboratory is constantly update to increase the expressive possibilities of the scaled object. In detail up today, in the laboratory there are:

  • CO2 laser cutting machines
  • FDM 3D printers
  • SLA 3D printers
  • Colorjet 3D printer with gypsum powder as base material
  • Woodcarving tools
  • Structured-light 3D scanners

The services offered are dedicated to all the undergraduates, PhD students, scholarship owners, researchers, professors and teaching fellows of the Scuola di Architettura to develop projects applicable to the teaching and research also connected to agreements and works under contracts stipulated with the Ateneo Fiorentino. The staff of the laboratory offers aid for the design of 3D printable models, the proper composition of files for laser cutting and the acquisition of three-dimensional data through Structured-light 3D scanners.



Monday to Thursday: 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM, 2.00 PM to 6.30 PM
Friday: 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM, 4.00 PM to 6.30 PM

On Friday afternoon the service is limited to counselling and rental of woodcarving tools


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  • Counselling
  • 3D printing
  • Laser Cutting
  • Acquisition of three-dimensional data


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At Laboratorio Modelli per l’Architettura is possible to activate both curricular and extra-curricular internships for whom will require them, according to Regolamento DIDALABS – Sistema dei Laboratori del Dipartimento di Arhitettura DIDA art. 9 c.3.
Attività previste:

  • Aid in the laboratory
  • Aid to students for the design and the realisation of models
  • Check of the project and control of the 3D model
  • Development of a research project connected to the documentation through the physical model of a work from architecture.


Research and Sharing

Activation of Research agreements, the design and realization of architectural models for the documentation and representation of buildings of a specific historical interest, collaboration to exhibits and events connected to various fields of architecture, scanning of art works with the aim of the collection of data and their digital dissemination.


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Scientific Director
Giovanni Anzani


Laboratory Headquarters
Santa Teresa
via della Mattonaia 8
tel.: 055 2755446





last update: 20-Mar-2019
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