Construction Lines

(Initiated: 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.

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

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:

 

2021, Architekturegalerie am Weissenhof, Stuttgart

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 ’24 Räume pro Sekunde (24 Rooms per Second)’ at Architekturegalerie am Weissenhof, Stuttgart (2022).

The display of the film can be accompanied by the exhibition of a physical library of 3D models that feature in the animation. These models are presented as a series of illuminated 3D laser engraved glass crystals. This technique is used by engineering and architectural firms to display 3D architectural models to their clients. In this work, the technique has been used to display objects and ‘problem’ subterranean basement scenarios explored in the film.

Each 3D laser engraving is 6 x 6 x 12cm and comes with its own LED light stand.