Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed was an exhibition and public programme at the Building Centre, in collaboration with the V&A, 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 Harriet Jennings of the Building Centre explores who models are made for, featuring works by:
- Foster + Partners
- Jørn Utzon
- Studio MUTT
- Carmody Groarke
- Leopold Buildings model
- James Gowan, modelled by Paul Shepheard
- So & So Studio
- BDP, modelled by Amalgam
- Automated Architecture (AUAR)
- Louis Kahn
- Department of Education & Science
- Eugène Viollet-le-Duc
- Anchor Building Blocks
- Arch Model Studio
- Karen Britcliffe
- Ellie Sampson
- Bompas & Parr
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.