Familiar face in the workshop Alexandr Valakh has won the Tata/BCSA First prize for his Stacked City Prototype project, with particular praise for his submission blending the use of models and renders to convey the different aspects of his design. MSA wrote a short article on their news feed here.
This Model along with some of alex’s earlier work will be on display as part of the upcoming exhibition, B.15:45.
We wish Alex all the best for his future projects.
On Wednesday we held a short hand-on workshop for the Professional Support Staff at the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED), the School in which our workshop is tied in UoM.
We gave an overview of the role we play in students work and how our equipment is suited to this followed by a short assembly session of some laser cut components.
Feedback on the session was very positive and we hope to take part in similar collaboration workshops with staff in the future.
Jim and Scott
Apologies for that lack of recent updates. We have been very busy researching, designing and building the upcoming B.15:45 Modelmaking Exhibition for September.
We can now be almost 100% sure that the exhibition will be opening on the evening of Friday 12th September 2014 – This will be confirmed very soon and we will be sure to post full details on here.
We have been able to gather a fantastic array of projects from the schools most recent exhibition as well as other more historic examples presenting a great range. If you haven’t already we encourage you to share this link to help us get even more responses for our survey and record a more complete history of the workshop through peoples accounts.
Every view is valuable to us so don’t hesitate to add your own!
Today we conducted the first of an upcoming series of video interviews on the role of Architectural Modelmaking and the history of our workshop. We spoke to MSA Lecturer Eamonn Canniffe who first began working at the school in 1986. He gave his perspective on how the use of models has influenced architectural design for students up to it’s current role as well as informing us of the role his study models of classic 20th Century Architecture with students played.
This interview along with several others will be edited to help us tell the story of modelmaking in our exhibition. Complete individual interviews will also be posted over a period of time to hear more accounts of modelmaking and workshop life at the school over the past 45 years – B.15:TV is born!
More updates soon!