The Shape of things to come

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The Shape of things to come 
This is a documentary made by an art student on post-modernist architecture in London. I am currently looking to gain funding for the film and putting together a rough edit. Should I be successful with the funding there will be further work for whoever is cast. 
2016-05-16 00:27:37 GMT
2016-05-18 20:00:00 (GMT 0) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London 
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The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 100
English - British OR English - USA and Canada
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Middle Age Female
• Audio files must be delivered via email
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
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This is a non-union project

Script Details

Open to the public on July 6 1988 the Homebase store on Warwick Road, Kensington, London is known for being one of the most controversial examples of 1980s postmodernist architecture. Created over two years by Ian Pollard under his development company Flaxyard, the building directly copies elements of James Stirling’s iconic Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart and brings them together with ancient Egyptian details and motifs. At the northwest corner of the building the distinctive bright green off-axis windows designed by Stirling for the German gallery are replicated, transposing them next to the busy Warwick road in West London. The Staatsgalerie copy is continued across the rest of the building with an identical pink and grey sandstone brick pattern used to form its outer walls. The most striking and well-known feature of Pollard’s design is found next to the entrance to the store where the brickwork facade abruptly breaks into a large carved relief of ancient Egyptian gods. These carvings, occupying the whole height of the façade, depict seven deities with their names given in hieroglyphics alongside an English translation. Commissioned by Pollard, the facade was designed and created by sculptor Richard Kindersley and a small team of assistants over nine months. Even today it is considered to have been the “largest post-war carved stone frieze in Europe.” Kindersley was also responsible for carving the cobra head shaped drainpipe spouts placed incrementally along the rest of the façade. Neo-Egyptian detailing is also found marking the entrance to the store with the Homebase logo sited on top of a portico formed of lotus tipped columns and cavetto style coving; more commonly found on Egyptian temples. Another lotus tipped colonnade runs alongside the side of the car park marking the eastern edge of the site. 
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