About

Maximal Space aims to explore public buildings where there is an ultimate use of capacity – this may be a tangible use of space through objects, or a visual use, achieved through 2D media.

These hard to define spaces often share common features, which manifest themselves through the experiences and responses of visitors.

Maximal Space consequently documents these spaces using photography and words, in an attempt to capture this visitor experience.

In a fast changing world where curatorial trends and visitor expectations are constantly changing, I feel it is valuable to record these spaces before they alter, or disappear completely.

Contact: maximalspace@gmail.com

Twitter:Β twitter.com/maximalspace

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13 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks for the follow! Have you heard “99% Invisible”? It’s a podcast about architecture and public spaces and the millions of things that surround us that we don’t notice 99% of the time. Seems like you might dig it.

  2. Hey, i love this collection. Freya Hardy pointed me to it as i’d be reminiscing about the aquarium at the Redoubt.

    have you ever heard of a place called Mr Heavers Model Museum? its an almost forgotten relic of my childhood, somewhere in Kent in a converted Oast house. a collection of dioramas and models built from salvaged materials, it was mostly space themed by I would award it about 70% of the responsibility for my career in architecture!

    it seemed to close and move at some point in the early 90’s, but i’ve not been able to find it since.

    • I haven’t heard of Mr Heavers and I can’t find any information about it anywhere (frustratingly). I am now determined to discover more though! Will ask around and see if anyone else remembers, and get back to you. It would be amazing to find some photos. A place that can inspire a career is definitely worth remembering πŸ™‚

  3. Have just found the wonderful Guide Book of the Model Village from 1957. I do hope you don’t mind me sharing it on our ‘Gone But Not Forgotten…..’ Eastbourne group on Facebook. I’m also a tour guide of the Wish Tower – Martello Tower 73 – so if you would like to join us on one of our free tours please let me know. Regards. Shirley.

    • Hi Shirley. Of course! I’d love to join one of your tours too. What dates do they fall on? I’ve got a full time job at The Keep now, so don’t have time the time to update this page as much as I’d like to; the tour would be a good chance to write a new post πŸ™‚

  4. There’s a couple this Wednesday evening and then on Sunday 15th & Monday 16th. If you follow this link you can book in. If none of them are convenient let me know and we can sort another date out – probably early evening or a weekend. Shirley

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