The Wall, Tokyo

Model
1988 (made)
The Wall, Tokyo thumbnail 1
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F

This object consists of 2 parts, some of which may be located elsewhere.
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A sketch model for The Wall, Tokyo, made from various materials mounted on a board. The facade is modelled in brick-coloured plasticine with details made from scrap pieces of metal, card, wood and paper.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Architectural Model
  • Designs
  • Architectural Model
  • Designs
Materials and Techniques
Plasticine, card, tissue paper, tracing paper, electrical components, wire, wood
Brief Description
Sketch architectural model for 'The Wall' shopping complex, Tokyo, by Nigel Coates for Branson Coates Architecture, London, 1988
Physical Description
A sketch model for The Wall, Tokyo, made from various materials mounted on a board. The facade is modelled in brick-coloured plasticine with details made from scrap pieces of metal, card, wood and paper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 23.5cm
  • Width: 42.4cm
  • Depth: 26cm
Production typeDesign
Gallery Label
  • Nigel Coates Sketch model for 'The Wall', a cafe, restaurant and office complex in Tokyo, completed in 1991. Plasticine and other materials. Modelling is an important way in which Nigel Coates things out his designs. This model, partly made from scrap found about the studio, came early in the design process. Given by Nigel Coates, together with other design material for 'The Wall' and the adjoining Art Silo building.
  • Sketch model for The Wall café, restaurant and office complex, Nishi Azabu, Tokyo Modelling is an important part of Coates' working method. This early stage model, partly made from 'found' scrap pieces from around his studio, shows the architect's interest in surface detail. The past is fused with the contemporary with an interpretation of a monumental Roman wall in his energetic style. Nigel Coates (b.1949) for Branson Coates Britain; 1988 (building completed 1991) Plasticine, card, wire, wood, tracing and tissue paper E.307-1994
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Rick Poyner and Nigel Coates, 'The City in Motion', 1989
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1994
Collection
Accession Number
E.307-1994

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record createdJune 19, 2003
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