Full Size Architectural Models, London and Paris

Victoria and Albert

Victoria and Albert

Victoria and Albert

Victoria and Albert

City of Architecture and Heritage, Paris

City of Architecture and Heritage, Paris

In fact they are plaster casts of the originals at the V and A plaster court (in London) and in the Museum of the City of Architecture and Heritage in Paris, where there is a full size reconstruction of an apartment from the Marseilles Unité on the floor above (including some original fittings). Their precision and detail has a different quality to the cement scenography in say the theme park sections of Universal Studios  or the themed hotels in Las Vegas (which are typically re-scaled) that appear as reproductions of film sets.

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1 comment
  1. Nat,
    Re- models and stage sets
    did you know that the stage “street” used in the Coronation street series was actually built at 3/4ish scale horizontally and a slightly different larger scale vertically. This was originally done due to size restrictions in the original studio lot and made the camera locations critical so as not to expose the illusion. When they were rebuilding the set last year in the new Granada studios there was an argument from the production team to actually retain the scaling as it give a tighter feel to the action. In the end the new set was built as a full scale street.
    There was also an interesting problem with seagulls as the new set was closer to the canal but thats another story.
    Colin

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