Berlin developed from the early 13th century on the banks of the river Spree. It became the capital of the princes of Brandenburg and expanded as their influence in Europe grew. The city gained a Baroque appearance with broad avenues, such as Wilhelmstrasse and Friedrichstrasse, handsome squares and grand buildings. The destruction during WWII was followed by the construction of modern apartment and office buildings. There has been much effort to blend old and new as can be seen in the restored Reichstag building. This and the surrounding area have become the seat of national government. Berlin's many buildings representing the styles of the Baroque, Classicism, Romanticism, Grunderjahre (1871-90), and the Wilhelminian era, of Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, postwar Modernism, and Postmodernism, and of the periods of socialist state architecture make the city a rich source for the study of 18th- to 20th-century architecture. Berlin is surprisingly green with many trees lining the streets, the Tiergarten park just west of the Brandenburg Gate and the river Spree running through the centre of the city.
This 3d map of Berlin, at a scale of 1:5000, is centred on the intersection of the River Spree and Friedrichstrasse. It is a single plaster tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in a perspex frame. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.
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We hand make all of our models. Chisel & Mouse is the combination of an artisan‚Äôs approach (the chisel) with modern innovation and transformative technologies (the mouse).
By capturing life and its big ideas in miniature, the brand celebrates the beauty of our industrialised world.
7in high, 8.5in wide, 2in deep & 4.6lb approximately.
The Hoover Buildings have long been heralded as a monument to the art deco movement. The Hoover Buildings, designed by Wallis, Gilbert and Partners, are magnificent and a real advertisment for the Hoover company. The beautiful facades were a revolution in the 1930's and the use of colour was especially bold with the light green window frames making the buildings unmistakable.
Chisel & Mouse have produced an architectural sculpture of "Building No.7". It was the last to be constructed and operated as the staff canteen and recreation centre.
Each of our architectural sculptures is handmade in our studio in Sussex, England. They are made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth, cool feel. The window frames are made of etched brass. Stylish ornaments, gifts or presents that look fabulous on a desk, shelf or wall.
Address: Western Avenue, London, UB6 8BW, England.
11in high, 4in wide, 3in deep & 4.6lb approximately.
In 1933-34 William Lescaze, the revered modernist architect, designed and built his own house in Manhattan. Claimed to be New York's first modernist house, it stands out from its row of Brownstones due to its striking design. White concrete, glass bricks, an absence of ornamentation and its use of strong geometric forms make this house unique.
Lescaze approach to architecture can be seen in every facet of the building. From the external design to the internal layout, his focus on function and practical living are evident.
Chisel & Mouse have produced a stunning sculpture of the front facade, paying a fitting homage to one of New York's most desirable residences.
Each of our architectural sculptures is handmade in our studio in Sussex, England. They are made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth, cool feel. Stylish ornaments, gifts or presents that are handmade in Britain and look fabulous on a desk, shelf or wall.
Address: 211 East 48th Street New York, United States
13in high, 13in wide, 2in deep & 7lb approximately.
The Chicago area was initially inhabited by Algonquian peoples, including the Mascouten and Miami. The name "Chicago" is the French version of the Miami-Illinois word shikaakwa("Stinky Onion"), named for the plants common along the Chicago River. The first settler in Chicago was Jean Baptiste Point du Sable who built a farm at the mouth of the Chicago River in the 1780s. In 1829, the Illinois legislature appointed commissioners to locate a canal and lay out the surrounding town, which at the time had a population of less that 100. After 1830, the rich farmlands of northern Illinois attracted Yankee settlers. Real estate operators created a city overnight. The city was built in a low-lying area subject to flooding. In 1856 the city council decided that the entire city should be elevated four to five feet by using a newly available jacking-up process. Between 1870 and 1900 Chicago grew from a city of 299,000 to nearly 1.7 million, at the time the fastest-growing city ever. In 1871, most of the city burned in the Great Chicago Fire. Developers and citizens began immediate reconstruction on the existing Jeffersonian grid. The building boom that followed saved the city's status as the transportation and trade hub of the Midwest. Massive reconstruction using the newest materials and methods catapulted Chicago into its status as a city on par with New York. It became the birthplace of modern architecture in the United States. The architecture of Chicago has influenced and reflected the history of American architecture. It features prominent buildings in a variety of styles by many important architects. Since most buildings within the downtown area were destroyed by the Fire, Chicago buildings are noted for their originality rather than their antiquity.
This 3d map of Chicago, at a scale of 1:5000, is centred on the Loop. It is a single resin tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in an oak frame and metal etched blue water. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.
Acrylic case optional
Some images of Chicago.
6.5in high, 6in wide, 2in deep & 2.2lb approximately.
The House for an Art Lover is a stunning example of Art Nouveau architecture located in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. The building was designed by renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901, but was not actually built until 1989 based on Mackintosh's original designs.
The House for an Art Lover's Art Nouveau design is characterized by its use of organic, curved lines and nature-inspired motifs, such as flowers, leaves, and vines. The building's exterior features a stunning symmetrical facade with intricate detailing, such as ornate metalwork and stained glass windows. The use of subtle and natural color schemes, like muted greens and browns, further accentuates the Art Nouveau style.
Inside, the House for an Art Lover is equally impressive. The building's interior features a stunning central atrium with a skylight, which floods the space with natural light. The use of flowing, curved lines is again evident in the building's interior design, with the walls and ceilings featuring stunning decorative motifs and details.
The House for an Art Lover's Art Nouveau design also extends to its furniture and fittings, which are seamlessly integrated into the building's overall aesthetic. The building's furniture and fittings feature intricate metalwork, stained glass, and other decorative elements that complement the Art Nouveau style.
In conclusion, the House for an Art Lover is a stunning example of Art Nouveau architecture that showcases the beauty and elegance of the style. The building's exterior and interior designs, as well as its furniture and fittings, are a testament to the creativity and innovation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, making it a must-visit destination for architecture enthusiasts and art lovers alike.
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Art Lovers House delivered safely today in perfect condition as always. Itís going to delightmy daughter on Christmas Day .Your service and quality of product are of the best.Thank youso much for going the extra mile, I really appreciated it.
Just received them! Gorgeous as usual! Thank you very much for your kind help and have a great week,
the model is amazing - its my 4th purchase and they just get better and better - thanks
Models arrived today, Robert. Both excellent. Thks for the usual professional service.
They are brilliant. Two happy Arsenal fans!
Just received London Cityscape safe and sound. Itís even better than expected and I am very pleased.
Thank you very much. The order arrived today. Beautifully wrapped and prompt service.