A show at the Aram Gallery examines the role of models in the design process


The tenth edition of the Aram Gallery’s annual ‘Prototypes and Experiments’ exhibition looks at the architectural process. Curator Riya Patel asked a selection of practices to share how they use physical models as part of a design’s development, rather than for presentation. The models on display are a mix of massing studies, construction models and facade studies at a range of scales. The show also includes other physical artefacts from the design process: colour tests, material palettes, 1:1 mock-ups, and prototype elements.

Top: model of PUP Architects’ winning entry to the Architecture Foundation’s 2017 Ante-pavilion competition.
Above: model of Mary Duggan Architects’ performing arts building for Alfriston School

Above: Pavilion proposed by estudio b for Banavie, Scotland

Participants include 31/44, Adjaye Associates, alma-nac, dRMM, David Kohn Architects, East, estudio b, Feilden Fowles, HASA, IF_DO, Mary Duggan Architects, Neri & Hu, Office S&M, Piercy & Company, PUP Architects, Roz Barr Architects, Rural Office for Architecture, Studio Weave, Tonkin Liu and vPPR. Each exhibitor presents the process of single project, with an accompanying commentary illuminating the points where design decisions were made.

Above: facade of HASA Architects’ Long Lane apartments in north London

‘Architecture Prototypes and Experiments’
The Aram Gallery, London WC2
2 August until 1 September 2018

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