Models for whatever

Series: What’s Next
Date: Monday 17 October 2016
Time: 18:30
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Running time: 64 mins

How space is made is a simple question of which we assume to know the answer. Some have looked for it in eternity, others have looked back. For a while we believed in the future, but now also that belongs to the past. Unconvinced by neo-this and post-that we ask; what is architecture actually about?

In principle there are only two ways to make space; you can change the relation between floor and ceiling or add elements according to an order. Every action requires a spatial idea and the architectural model is its clearest expression. Models turn ideas into actions and become templates for the here and now.

Hesselbrand is an architecture practice based in London founded by Martin Brandsdal, Magnus Casselbrant and Jesper Henriksson. The work is focused on architecture that speaks to the present, and intervenes with patterns of daily life. Recent projects includes Prime, intergenerational housing for London, Three Found Models at the Revue Gallery in Soho and Home Economics at the Venice Architectural Biennale.

Image: Model 3 from Three Found Models at the Revue Gallery in London, 2016. Photography by Max Creasy

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