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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D , Case SB8, Shelf SH2

Architectural Model

2010 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Using the landscape of the Museum as a test site, the V&A invited nineteen architects to submit proposals for structures that examine notions of refuge and retreat. Responding to specific locations in the Museum, the architects explored themes such as study, work, play, performance and contemplation. Seven of the proposals were then selected for construction at full-scale.

These projects promoted an attitude to architecture where to 'dwell' meant something more than simply to find shelter. Each building invited the participation of the viewer. These immersive environments reawakened people's ability to inhabit architectural space on both a physical and an emotional level.



object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted plywood, printed card, card and twigs
Brief Description
Model for 1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces exhibition, by Studio Mumbai, Mumbai, 2009.
Physical Description
A plywood model of a building, the interior and balcony are painted grey and the exterior is covered with card printed in various shades of green, with brick patterns and an image of a ladder. A grey painted plywood ladder leads up to the balcony where there are printed card cut out figures of a man and a boy. On top of the structure's flat roof there is a model of a tree made out of twigs inserted into a grey painted wooden box. The whole structure is positioned on a cardboard base and there is a model of a bench made out of grey painted plywood.
Dimensions
  • Height: 36cm
  • Width: 36.7cm
  • Depth: 26.8cm
Style
Credit line
Given by Studio Mumbai Architects
Summary
Using the landscape of the Museum as a test site, the V&A invited nineteen architects to submit proposals for structures that examine notions of refuge and retreat. Responding to specific locations in the Museum, the architects explored themes such as study, work, play, performance and contemplation. Seven of the proposals were then selected for construction at full-scale.



These projects promoted an attitude to architecture where to 'dwell' meant something more than simply to find shelter. Each building invited the participation of the viewer. These immersive environments reawakened people's ability to inhabit architectural space on both a physical and an emotional level.



Bibliographic Reference
Abraham Thomas, 1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces (London: V&A publications, 2010)
Collection
Accession Number
E.1457-2011

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record createdDecember 9, 2011
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