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 Vanessa Norwood of the Building Centre discusses how models are made, featuring works by:
Zaha Hadid Architects
René Herbst, modelled by Nicolaas Warb
David Van Severen
Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret)
Roz Barr Architects
Dow Jones Architects
Assemble and Hayatsu Architects
Peter Barber Architects
Automated Architecture (AUAR)
Sam Jacob Studio
Dalia Matsuura Frontini