Models are often used in the design process to understand the three-dimensionality of design ideas and to test how those design ideas function in a physical landscape. But models can also be used to “reverse engineer” or “Back design” a constructed space or site, to understand:

  • how the site was constructed;
  • to understand the functions and uses of the space; and
  • to understand how the various remaining remnants of the site were connected in the past.

A video of the model created for Göbekli Tepe, the earliest site of and its importance in understanding the site.