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Prototypes & Experiments V

1 July – 28 August 2010

The Aram Gallery opened Prototypes and Experiments V: Architectural Elements, another instalment in its ongoing exhibition series exploring prototypical and experimental design. The new show focuses on architectural models and samples, each of which has been sourced from the studio of an established architecture practice, and allows trials and experiments of details of buildings, rather than models of whole projects, to take centre stage.


Prototypes and experiments are critical elements in the development process of any new design. The prototype, or in this case model, is the manifestation of the design idea on its way to production; experiments are more like steps on the way. The prototype, being part of a process, makes more real an idea that will lead to a final piece, and is not made with the intention of being shown outside the architect’s practice. Experiments are even less refined and sometimes constitute a partial sketch on the way to the prototype. These objects, however, can hold a rare charm, giving an insight into the architect’s imagination.


The Aram Gallery is interested in the way designers think and work. We have chosen to present these unique artefacts as part of an ongoing search for insight into the design process. Prototypes and Experiments included selected drawings and models alongside the pieces taken from the architects’ physical or digital sketchbooks.


Participants: 51% studios, Ab Rogers Design, AOC, Ron Arad Architects, Carmordy Groarke, dRMM, ecoLogicStudio, Facit, Hawkins\Brown, Superfusionlab, Tobias Klein, Universaldesignstudio, Urban Salon, Walker & Martin


Photographer Shira Klasmer

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