How are models made?: A curator-led tour of Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed exhibition

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
Álvaro Siza
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