London is one of the world's oldest great cities. It grew from three centres: the Roman settlement in the 1st century on the northern banks of the Thames, now known as "the City"; Southwark on the southern banks; and Westminster upstream. London expanded rapidly. The Great Fire of 1666 led to the proposal of many radical rebuilding schemes but these came to little. Instead London was rebuilt piecemeal driven by capitalism and housing demands. London's population passed one million by 1800 and had reached 6.5 million a century later. Its structure is immensely complicated and there is little discernible form. Unsurprisingly it is not characterised by any particular architectural style with its buildings having been amassed over such a long period of time.
This 3d map of London, at a scale of 1:5000, is of "the City" - London's hub of trade, commerce, and banking. It is a single plaster tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in a perspex frame with an accentuated "blue" river Thames. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.
We all want the world to be a better place. We are trying to do our bit. We reuse, recycle and use less where we can. We search out sustainable local suppliers. We sponsor grassroots sports for the local youth, donating both money and time. We sponsor local environmental projects. We know we can do more but we're making a start!
We hand make all of our models. Chisel & Mouse is the combination of an artisan’s 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.
Thank you so much for producing such a lovely item, my husband is so happy with it! He's a life long Arsenal supporter and we got this for his 60th Birthday.
Goodmorning,I receveid the two cityscape packages, really happy with them!
Dear Chisel,Dear Mouse,I received the Unite d'habitation! Thank You! It is a splendid item and the manufacturing is perfect. Le Corbusier would have been very glad. It's a Christmas present, it's hard to wait to offer it!
Do youhave any plans to creeate models of Washington, DC and Buenos Aires? Thanks [removed@*****.com]
What is the chances that one day a "San Francisco, California, USA" cityscape would be included in your catalog?
Absolutely thrilled with my Broadcasting House model. If you're looking at these and can't make up your mind, then my advice is just to get it. Completely worth it.
The Glasgow School of Art model was for my daughter, a graduate of the school. It arrived safely, very well packaged, and we are all delighted with it, thank you.
I LOVE my Chisel & Mouse models. I have 8 beauties now! I'd like to collect them all!
I’ve just taken delivery. Its amazing, thanks again!
The two models arrived today safe and sound. They are excellent and we are very pleased with them.