Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed was an exhibition and public programme at the Building Centre from 24 September 2021 until 5 March 2022.
The exhibition celebrated the role of architectural models in shaping the spaces we live in. A collaboration between the V&A and the Building Centre, Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed presented the world in miniature through a collection of historical and contemporary models revealing the evolution of architecture from the first maquette made as a tool for thinking, to a presentation model.
This short film is part of a series examining the three questions that informed the curation of the show:
- Why are models made?
- How are models made?
- Who are models made for?
Co-curator Vanessa Norwood of the Building Centre discusses how models are made, featuring works by:
- Zaha Hadid Architects
- René Herbst, modelled by Nicolaas Warb
- Álvaro Siza
- OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen
- Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret)
- Mary Duggan
- Roz Barr Architects
- Dow Jones Architects
- Adjaye Associates
- AAU Anastas
- Editional Studio
- Assemble and Hayatsu Architects
- Peter Barber Architects
- Automated Architecture (AUAR)
- Sam Jacob Studio
- Dalia Matsuura Frontini
This film is part of the Shaping Space - Architectural Models Revealed programme, led by the Building Centre and the Victoria & Albert Museum
Funded by the AHRC
Sponsored by Built Environment Trust, V&A, Manchester School of Architecture, B.15 Modelmaking Workshop
We would like to thank our supporters; Amalgam Modelmaking, 4D Modelshop, B.15 Workshop, Drawing Matter, GHA Group, The University of Manchester, MAP Laboratory (CNRS), and Model Platform.