The Architectural Model: Exploring Scale and Vision opens today!
We are delighted that our architectural model show, Exploring Scale and Vision, opens to the public today and hope that you find time to visit The Architecture Centre in Bristol between 21 January and 15 March to see it.
Many of our clients have loaned their architectural models and project photos to the display, for which we are grateful – thank you. Highlights on show include several planning models from Conran and Partners and Stride Treglown; competition models for Weston Williamson – the Living Bridge, Miami Metromover and Luton Airport and Caspian, the architectural model boat built for Claydon Reeves, Redcliffe ProCathedral, and the model of Cheddar Gorge commissioned by NVB Architects for Longleat Enterprises Ltd and case studies to help explain the process of making architectural models.
The Architecture Centre is hosting several events during February which we are supporting to help drive interest in our favourite topics, designing and building architectural models Come along and join in if you can details here and below:
Meet a Modelmaker
Saturday 14 and 21 February, 13:00-14:00, FREE
During the Saturdays of half term, a model maker from Bristol-based Amalgam will be in residence in the Architecture Centre’s gallery to answer questions and help out with the gallery-based model making activity.
Fill the Gap
Saturday 21 February, 13:00-16:00, FREE
An afternoon dedicated to families. Lots of materials will be available to help you design and make a model to fit in the ‘gap site’ between the Architecture Centre and Arnolfini. The Architecture Centre and Amalgam will run this as a competition for the best architectural model design, with prizes for different age groups.
Nick Dunn: Model Behaviour
Talk: Wednesday 25 February, 18:00, £6/£4
Models are a designer’s currency. They are so common in the exchange and development of ideas that we rarely question their presence or use. Architectural practice and its history are paralleled by a history of models, as varied in form as the buildings and ideas that they represent. Far from being static objects, architectural models are dynamic tools for design projects. In this talk, Professor Nick Dunn will discuss the history of the architectural model, the changing fortunes of it within the design process over time and explain why the importance and relevance of model making practices are more essential to the design process in the 21st century than ever before.
You can also follow the daily tweets from us and The Architecture Centre using the hashtags
#30modelsfor30years and #scaleandvision both of which will tell you more about our history in models and the event itself.