EA 7347 Histara

Histoire de l’art, des représentations et de l’administration dans l’Europe moderne et contemporaine

Architectural models in context : creativity, skill and spectacle

 

L’équipe HISTARA est partenaire dans ce programme organisé par le Victoria and Albert Museum à Londres et financé par le Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Ce programme débutera en septembre 2017 pour une durée de 18 mois. Centré sur l’Europe pendant la période moderne et comtemporaine, le programme s’intéresse au rôle des maquettes d’architecture au sein du processus créatif, leur fonction pendant la mise au point de solutions pendant la discussion avec le commanditaire, l’emploi de dessins comme instrument complémentaire. Il s’efforcera d’analyser comment des technologies de numérisation peuvent être utilisées pour une meilleure interprétation et pour la création d’une base de données.

Le but est d’élaborer des instruments de recherche et un échange européen autour des maquettes d’architecture entre des communautés scientifiques et professionnelles et mettre à disposition de nouvelles ressources. Les autres partenaires sont network Architectural Association, London, Architekturmuseum  München / TU  München, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UMR 3495 CNRS/MCC MAP, Royal Institute of British Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London.

 


About the Project

This research network sets out to bring together all those interested in the history, current practice and future of architectural model-making. Its intention is to share knowledge, to take stock of the current state of the field, and to identify productive areas for future practice and research.

Context

Architectural models are used throughout the design process. Although they have much in common with other 3D representations, the complexity of representing a building, specific questions of scale and their public impact set them apart. Like architectural drawings, they are tools for thought and communication; they help to make invisible design processes visible and they document moments of communication that are otherwise ephemeral. Models, however, uniquely convey the embodied 3D qualities of a building and have been long seen as the most comprehensible form of architectural representation.

Aim

The Architectural Models in Context project will help develop a deeper understanding of the role of the architectural model in the design process, both historically and in contemporary practice. It will create an inter-disciplinary knowledge hub for those researching, working with, or interested in models. The project sets out to promote appreciation of the value of models and to promote their documentation, preservation and public display and on-line resources will be developed on architectural models for public and professional audiences.

Outcomes

Whilst the relevance of architectural models is acknowledged by a number of different research and practice-based constituencies: students, architects and designers who use them; model-makers who construct them; curators who look after, display and interpret them; conservators who maintain them; and academics who research them, to date, no forum for knowledge exchange exists; nor is there a comprehensive, searchable resource that lists the institutions in which such collections are housed. The network aims to provide this forum for dialogue and a searchable web-based resource.

Project Outputs

Architectural Network Events

A series of three workshops for the core partners and invited collaborators will take place in London, Munich and Paris; comprising presentations, visits to collections and visits to architectural and model making studios. These workshops will promote the exchange of ideas, identify knowledge gaps and lay the groundwork for future collaborations. Further details of public events on architectural models will be posted here in due course.

 


 WorkshopArchitectural Models Network / 3 & 4 may 2018, London, Victoria and Albert Museum / Programme

 

 

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