Diorama presents a selection of competition models by Caruso St John Architects, which was co-founded by Peter St John, Visiting Professor at The Cass and leader of Unit 12 in the Professional Diploma in Architecture (RIBA2), and Adam Caruso.
The 1:50 models, which includes their recent Stirling Prize winning project, the Newport Street Gallery, belong to buildings the architects have worked on during the last few years. The models will be exhibited together, portraying a kind of imaginary Caruso St John-city.
Displayed in pastel colours, the models focus on the project exteriors with flat facades and windows and doors marked by coloured surfaces. Adam Caruso said: “The buildings that are represented in the models are very different, but we have used only five colours to represent all of their details. This serves to bring together their diverse forms and scales.”
Photographs of the project’s interiors will also be on display, offering insights into over 25 years of work by Caruso St John.
Caruso St John Architects was established in 1990 by Peter St John and Adam Caruso with a focus on the emotional potential and physical qualities of construction. Art related projects by the practice include the New Art Gallery in Walsall, the Nottingham Contemporary Museum, various Gagosian Galleries, the reorganisation of Tate Britain and the Newport Street Gallery.
Diorama opens on 18 January until 25 February at Betts Project, London.
Image: Caruso St John, Another Glass House, photograph, 1991