Wednesday, June 16, 2010

It's only a model

I've blogged before about architectural models that I wish came in dollhouse sizes (360 Winnett and MC finds), but mini2b sent me this really cool link to an architectural model on Court1616's Flickr page called A Writer's Tower. Oh how I wish this was a real dollhouse in 1:12 scale.

Thanks for the link mini2B!

Your email reminded me of a paper model of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye made by Paperlandmarks. It is 1/200 in scale and is sold in printed, pre-cut, or fully assembled.
On my never ending list of things to do, I had wanted to build a 1:12 version of Villa Savoye, but the sheer size of it was so daunting that I moved towards the Case Study Houses instead. Sadly, only plans on paper now, but I hope to start building one later this year.

Note: the pre-assembled Villa Savoye is $75 at Paperlandmarks etsy shop. They also sell a lot of other historical buildings but of modern interest are paper models of SFMOMA and Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp Chapel.

(images from Court1616's Flickr page and Paperlandmarks etsy shop)


  1. I too purchased the Villa Savoye (and a few other models) with every intent to build it but after opening the package decided I was not that ambitious yet!! I did not realize it came assembled; heading to the Paperlandmarks store now.

  2. Wow! I admire your ambitions! Can I pre order now? C

  3. Hi mini2b,
    I think the assembled version is the way to go! :) Thanks again for the great link to the Writer's Tower, that model is gorgeous!


    Hey C, you are first on my list, but it will be awhile. I think installing the floors on the Antrim is going to take longer than I'm guessing. :D

  4. like you I have a "todo" list that grows longer and longer....

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