Trial & Error


Temporary Exhibition

London 2003

"Even in these days of computer virtual reality, many architects still find that the best way to visualise a design is to take scalpel, cardboard and glue and construct a working model. So when magma architecture was asked to design an exhibition to display working models for the Building Centre Trust, the Berlin-based practice came up with an ingenious and totally appropriate solution: the exhibits are housed in a walkthrough structure of cardboard, folded and glued together. It's a magical enclosure - just like walking through a life-sized model; it is also cheap, easy to erect and dismantle and demonstrates how cardboard can be used as a structural material."



Susan Dawson: “All a-board” in Architects' Journal 02/10/2003