This week’s Fab Friday Find…Microscape’s amazing architectural models that celebrate the sculptural beauty of cities with a balance of high tech and brilliant design.
The brain child of New York City architects William Ngo and Alan Silverman, Microscape’s mission is to create museum quality 3-D models of cities around the world, starting of course with their home town NYC, specifically the island of Manhattan.
The 6″x 6″ tiles are 3-D printed from aerial scan data allowing for extremely fine detail and the ability to change when new construction or demolition occurs.
The inaugural Manhattan scape is made up of 200 of these tiles each representing 1/2 square mile. Individually they sell for $125 making the entire island of Manhattan yours for only $25,000! Assembling it all together is a breeze with exact coordinates on the back of each tile so you can collect over time starting with your favorites and then filling in the blanks.
Be sure to leave ample wall space…the complete Manhattan measures 3 1/2′ x 12 1/2′.
A single tile or a cluster of tiles depicting areas or neighborhoods that have a special meaning to their owner can be equally as striking.
Microscape has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds and gauge interest in the product. With an original goal of $8,000 the total raised at time of writing was over $87,000. William Ngo and Alan Silverman, I’d say you have interest.
For the full project details and a chance to still get in on the Kickstarter campaign watch this video in under 4 minutes.
Have a great weekend!