David Lund

David is a graduate of the BA (Hons) Modelmaking degree at AUB and is currently researching his PhD thesis examining the role of plastics in the development of the professionally-made architectural model in Britain. Having trained as an architectural modelmaker, David’s curiosity regarding the origins and development of the conventions of the architectural model illuminated a lack of research in this area. Interested in the making of models – the modelmakers who make them and the materials used in their construction, an observation of the dominance of plastics in contemporary architectural modelmaking led to a focusing of his research onto the Post-World War 2 adoption of Perspex as a modelmaking material. Using historic archives and oral histories, David’s research is both reframing the understanding of the architectural model within a modelmaking perspective, and contributing to a broader understanding of the role of plastics in the creative industries.

 

Perspex model of Centrepoint made by Nick Quine in 1963. London: AMI
Perspex model of Centrepoint made by Nick Quine in 1963. London: AMI