The Toast Rack or 'Hollings Building' is one of the best example of Brutalist 'Pop Architecture' in the world. Its innovative design was conceived by LC Howitt and complete in 1960. It stands in Fallowfield, Manchester's student district and received its nickname due to the buildings unique hyperbolic paraboloid frame which closely resembles a toast rack. Continuing the breakfast theme, a semi-circular restaurant block is attached to the west and is informally known as the Fried Egg!
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‚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.
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.
5.5in high, 8.5in wide, 3in deep & 5.5lb approximately.
Limited edition the Pantheon, Rome. We are producing a run of 150 beautifully crafted and hand signed models.
The Pantheon is one of Rome's most recognisable and visited tourist attractions. Well preserved it affords visitors the chance to see first hand the wonders of Roman ingenuity. The building is cylindrical with large granite Corinthian columns. A vestibule links the porch to the rotunda, which is under a concrete dome, with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. The Pantheon's dome is an incredible feet of engineering and remains the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. Internally the beauty of the building continues with row upon row of arches and columns.
Our cut-away model perfectly highlights the intricate design and staggering workmanship that went into this magnificent building.
Address: Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
11in high, 6.5in wide, 2.5in deep & 5.5lb approximately.
Erno Goldfinger's Trellick Tower is a Grade II listed 31-storey block of flats in North Kensington. The tower is built in a narrow oblong with a separate lift tower linked at every third storey to the main block. Its Brutalist design was not to everyone's taste and was unpopular with many of its council tenants. However over the years the building has become highly desirable and home to up-and-coming designers and entrepreneurs. The building is striking and now has a place in architectural history as London's most iconic tower block.
8in high, 5in wide, 2in deep & 3lb approximately.
Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Building, "The Mac" or "Toshie" as it is commonly known, was voted Britain's favourite building of the last 175 years in a 2009 RIBA poll. It has been at the heart of the Glasgow School of Art's campus. Building work was started in 1897 to a design created by the school's most famous alumnus, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. He was a leading proponent of the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements in the United Kingdom. The Mackintosh Building is his masterwork. Unfortunately it was consumed by fire recently and its future is uncertain.
Our architectural sculpture is of the slightly off-centre entrance facade. The facade is asymmetric with tower like masonry walls and small windows remembering Scottish baronial architecture.
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: Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ, Scotland.
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Thank you very much. We received it within the last hour and absolutely love it!
It has arrived. Looks brilliant! Very pleased indeed.
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.