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Chisel & Mouse Turns Cities into 3D Model Maps Using Digital and Handcrafted Techniques

11.05.18 | By
Chisel & Mouse Turns Cities into 3D Model Maps Using Digital and Handcrafted Techniques
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UK-based Chisel & Mouse creates three-dimensional maps of urban landscapes, like London, Chicago, and New York City, that combine digital and handcrafted techniques to produce each one. Cityscapes are artistic replicas of actual cities where architecture, roadways, waterways, and parks come to life as sculptural models you’ll wish you could dive into to explore.

Chicago

Since 2011, Chisel & Mouse have been honoring architectural landmarks and cities through their process that begins with using satellite data to create the digital model of each particular city. Using that model, they make a 3D printed version which then leads to the use of traditional molding and plaster cast methods.

New York

Cityscapes are incredibly accurate (to the nearest meter!) and are scaled at 1:5000 to represent an area of 1.5 km x 1.5 km. Each finished design measures at 30 cm x 30 cm (just under 12″ square) and comes with a removable acrylic cover for displaying flat on a table or on a wall.

Large London version

Large New York version

London

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.