Architecture from every angle at new exhibition

February 02 2015

AN architectural exhibition, produced in collaboration with local business Amalgam and the Architecture Centre, is being held to give a glimpse into the life of a model maker.

AN architectural exhibition, produced in collaboration with local business Amalgam and the Architecture Centre, is being held to give a glimpse into the life of a model maker.

The event will be looking at the "architectural model" from all angles, examining the process, materials and technology involved.

The exhibition, which runs from January 21 to March 15, ties in with the Montpelier business' 30th year in model making.

Visitors can expect to find video interviews with model makers and architects, case studies, and of course, lots of models showcased from Amalgam's prolific and cutting-edge workshop.

There will be plenty of hands-on opportunities: architect enthusiasts can learn the basics of 3D modelling with a computer aided device (CAD) tutorial.

They will also be able to design build a model for the 'gap site' between the Architecture Centre and Arnolfini, with prizes for different age groups including specialist model maker’s clay and a site visit at Amalgam’s workshop.

On Saturdays during half term (February 14 and 21) there will be the chance to meet a model maker, and on Saturday 21 February a free, fun family event will focus on model making for all ages.

A special talk on February 25, by Nick Dunn - Professor of Urban Design at Lancaster University and author of Architectural Modelmaking - will elaborate on the significant role of the model in the architectural design process.

For more information about the event, visit: www.architecturecentre.co.uk