Exhibition Design / 2009
The exhibition explores the changing role of the model in today’s architectural practice. The focus of the presented material is shifted from the usual static display of abstract objects to an interactive exploration of the processes, techniques, materials and people involved in the creation of architectural models.
A modernist building designed in the late 1940’s by the iconic Australian architect Harry Seidler – the Marcus Seidler House – becomes the focus of a series of architectural models produced especially for the exhibition. The models are supplemented by insights into the behind-the-scenes design process of some of Europe’s leading offices. Images and movies of the work of Jean Nouvel, Bolles+Wilson, EMBT and Delugan Meissl among others reinforce the importance of the model in today’s globalised digital environment.