The MA Architecture + Urbanism course is the Manchester School of Architecture's taught postgraduate course which conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work which builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

Friday 3 August 2012

This Year's Models

Periods of economic depression and lack of construction often lead to moments of reflection and reassessment in architecture, and the current European crisis is no exception. As in previous such periods modes of representation come to the fore and it is therefore no surprise that two great European architectural collections are currently hosting exhibitions focussing on architectural models.

In Frankfurt-am-Main, the German Architecture Museum is hosting Architectural Model: Tool, Fetish, Small Utopia from 25 May -16 September 2012
There is a short video on current techniques here

And in Rome MAXXI is hosting Modelli Models from 19 July - 2 April 2013
There is a short video (in Italian) on the exhibition here

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