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?
In this film co-curator Simona Valeriani of the V&A’s Research Institute (VARI) considers why models are made, featuring models by:
- Aberrant Architecture
- Tony Fretton Architects
- Peter Davies
- Lina Ghotmeh Architecture
- Historic model of the Albert Hall
- B.15 Workshop, Manchester University (S. Miller and S. Parker-Backhouse)
- Stanton Williams
- Charles Holland Architects
- Alison and Peter Smithson
- L’École Spéciale d'Architecture
- ARU (Architectural Research Unit), led by Florian Beigel and Philip Cristou
- Hawkins Brown Architects
- Harvey Wiley Corbett, modelled by Theodore Conrad
- Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine
- GHA Group – Bloomsbury projection
- Dieter Cöllen
- Forensic Architecture
- ScanLAB Projects
- J I Wolfson
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.