Used by architects to produce detailed, to-scale urban models, XPS is the Goldilocks of available materials. Firm enough to cut cleanly, but not too hard for a small blade. Light enough to easily transport and handle, but not crumbly and fly-away. You get the idea.
Recently, students in the Urban Design Workshop Studio at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC)
produced these fantastically detailed city models from around the world using Foam Sales XPS Blue Board. Cities pictured include Barcelona, Budapest, Singapore, New York and Portland.
The beauty of working with XPS is that no high-cost equipment is needed. A simple pen cutter
or hot blade
is all you need to get a clean, precise result.
All images ©AUDRC Australian Urban Design Research Centre 2016
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