Hepworth Gallery Wakefield was designed by architect David Chipperfield primarily to house the Hepworth collection, it opened in 2011. Chipperfield won an architectural design competition organised by RIBA. His design is outstanding and was shortlisted for the Stirling prize in 2012.
Chipperfield has produced a stunning new build, using local materials, modern - yet reflective of and in keeping with its environment.
The building lures you in across an elegant bridge. Then you are presented with ten trapezoidal blocks, each housing galleries, auditoriums, cafe's and other visitor facilities. The brutalist design may not be universally popular but for Chisel & Mouse this building is one of the highlights of British architecture in last decade.
We were delighted to be approached by the gallery to produce this sculpture, it is smaller than the majority of our collection but its distinctive style means that it remains imposing.
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 and door are made of etched brass. Stylish ornaments, gifts or presents that are handmade in Britain and look fabulous on a desk, shelf or wall.
Address Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 5AW, England.
|MATERIAL||Plaster, metal etching|
|LOCATION||Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England|
|DIMENSIONS||3in high, 6.5in wide, 1.5in deep & 1lb approximately.||TAGS||Hepworth Gallery Wakefield model. Architectural sculpture. Miniature building. ArchiModel, Cool, stylish modern bookends. Wall art inspired by architecture. gift for an architect, present for an architect, architect gift, architect present, architectural gift, architectural present,. David Chipperfield model, Brutalist architectural sculpture, Plaster, metal etching model building. Buy direct from the maker. Handmade in Britain.|
|Ze from Jersey City|
July 06 2020
Love the models. Also Gavin has been really patient and helpful with all my questions.
|Candice from West Coast, USA|
June 15 2020
The piece looks amazing and I am looking forward to ordering more to start a collection.
|Dan from South West England|
June 14 2020
All received thanks - v pleased with it
|Marie from London|
June 03 2020
I'm delighted with my model; it's more substantial than I expected & I love the white-ness & the green contrast of the window bars...Many thanks, I am well pleased with my model. (Also the packing, recyclable, thanks)
|Bob Mills from London|
February 01 2020
Battersea Power Station was a gift from my wife, I grew up in the shadow of this building, this piece means so much to me and my family and is an instant heirloom to be passed on.
|Simon from Lewes|
January 29 2020
The Temple is really stunning and beautifully made.
|M from Florida|
January 25 2020
Fallingwater and Farnsworth House arrived today . They are perfect . Your shop has remarkable artists and craftsmen . Thanks again for these and past treasures.
|DCJ from Massachusetts |
December 26 2019
I am throughly delighted with the Chicago Cityscape model I received as a Holiday present. This is the perfect gift for lovers of architecture, history, maps and urban design. Thank you!
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