Construction Lines (2017)

Construction Lines is an award-winning animated short film about the interior of an ‘iceberg’ home (a home where the sub-ground levels are larger than the house above). The iceberg home in question was not developed due to hundreds of objections from surrounding neighbours in Knightsbridge, West London.

Construction Lines shows this iceberg home rendered as a 3D model, using the original architectural plans and the software ‘Sketchup’. The narrative of the film, the model of the home, and the scenes played out within it, are informed by the objections filed against the planning application, as well as online articles speculating about the lives and lifestyles of the super-rich.

Construction Lines - Trailer

Construction Lines is the winner of the following awards:

 

2017, Tenderflix Artist Video Award, organised by Tenderpixel gallery

2017, Short Fiction Prize, Architecture Film Festival London

 

The film has been screened and exhibited at the following:

2020, Watermans Art Centre, London

2019, Vitrine Gallery, London

2019, The Royal Academy, London

2018, World Architecture Festival, Amsterdam

2018, DokumentArt, Neubrandenburg (Germany)

2018, Hamburg International Short Film Festival

2018, Chicago Underground Film Festival

2018, Tilburg Arhictectuur Film Festival, Tilburg (Netherlands)

2018, Rendered Cities (screening), Apexart, USA (New York)

2017-2018, Life 2.0, The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale (group exhibition curated by Isthisit?)

2017, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York (UK)

2017, Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

2017, Architecture Film Festival London, (ICA London)

2017, Kassel Dokfest, Kassel (Germany)

2017, Milano Film Festival, Italy

2017, A Place for You To Dream – curated by ANGL Collective, Republic Gallery, London

 

The film is featured the book:

2018, Spots in Shots: Narrating the Built Environment in Short Film by Mélanie van der Hoorn, Netherlands

Installation photograph of Construction Lines being screened at the exhibition ‘A Place for You to Dream’ at Republic Gallery London (2017).