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NORD to showcase film about architectural models

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NORD Architecture has teamed up with photographer Leon Chew to create a short film exploring architectural models to be shown at this year’s London Festival of Architecture (LFA)

Chew, working through film-maker Modern Parallax, has created the high definition, black-and-white film using models created for a number of NORD projects.

The short is set to a haunting soundtrack composed and performed by contemporary cellist Lucy Railton.

Graeme Williamson, London director at NORD, told AJ: “The film reevaluates the power of the model within the contemporary context of fly-throughs and
CGI that is generally trotted out. There is definitely mileage in this technique to be used as an alternative to these media.”

The film is also aimed at creating a discussion about the importance of models as an influence on the design process, he said.

‘The model is unique in architectural production as it provides a tantalising stage between sketch and realisation,’ Williamson said.

Among the models featuring in the film is the one created by the practice for the Shingle House on Dungeness beach, part of the Living Architecture project.

The film will be shown, along with stills and models, at the Clerkenwell Gallery in London from Tuesday 9 June to Sunday 14 June, with an official opening night taking place on Thursday 11 June.

For more information about the show click here.

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