Architectural models are designed to approximate life-sized buildings in nearly every way, which is done for several reasons, including visualizing how light illuminates spaces, analyzing the best forms, and the relationships between spaces and materials. The Best Ever Architect’s Tiny Backyard Studio is one of those models and provides an understanding of home automation systems. While it may look simplistic, the model was created almost the same as life-sized buildings, beginning with a solid steel-reinforced concrete foundation, complete with pillars.
The decking, walls, and ceiling were also designed using steel reinforced concrete and glass for the railings and windows. Wood was used for the stairway and door, which is automated using a servo motor controlled by an ESP32 microcontroller and a smartphone app. Lighting is also operated by the app, which uses Google Assistant and Blynk IoT Server. It’s a great little project for both architects and modelers and an excellent way for teachers to introduce kids to the world of IoT and automation.