Modelling is a great tool that should be used at any stage of the design process.
I normally present my conceptual models by extruding only the proposed project and leaving the rest of the site as a 2D element. If the conversation focus is only the new form, the existing fabric will be a distraction.
This diagram is part of a major set of drawings produced for the National Discovery Museum project, for the Infrastructural Morphology studio ARCH 201, UC Berkeley, 2008.
More graphics related to the Derive of Discovery project.