Morris+Company shares architectural reflections on modelmaking

Taking advantage of the recent lockdown, Joe Morris of London based architecture studio Morris+Company took pause to think about his practice and paired with filmmaker @clickclickjim (Stephenson/Bishop) to create a series of short films focusing on modelmaking.

Exploring this serious, messy, fun, creative, fascinating and physical part of the process of architectural development, the pieces, present Morris sat among an assemblage of the product of sixteen years of modelmaking, musing on the different aspects of this all-important design activity.

The films – a total of seven – are looking at various aspects of modelmaking, such as, for example, human interaction, material narrative or physical endeavour. The series, titled #OnReflection, has been edited by Jim Stephenson and Elly Ward and launches today. Here, we present ‘Modelmaking...As Sketching', and you can find more filmic modelmaking on @wallpapermag Instagram.

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).