PaperLandmarks

Architectural paper models and kits

Cheltenham, Royaume-Uni · 2067 ventes

PaperLandmarks

Architectural paper models and kits

Cheltenham, Royaume-Uni 2067 ventes Sur Etsy depuis 2009

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Caroline Farthing

Caroline Farthing le 13 janv. 2018

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Bought for a friend, cant wait to see it when they have assembled the bridge. Packaged well.

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Mary Peters

Mary Peters le 08 janv. 2018

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Bought this as a gift for my dad and he is having a ton of fun putting it together!

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Paper Landmarks That Make Difference

I used to make a lot of scale models while studying architecture, and it was an enjoyable part of my schooling. But Paper Landmarks and architectural models are not the same, even though both feature architecture in miniature.

Architectural models can be made from any available material, most often paper, cardboard, foam board or corrugated board. The main difference is that architectural scale models are made for a presentation, usually in just one copy, so there is no focusing on replicating the process of assembling the model.

Making a kit which will be assembled by people of various backgrounds constantly reminds me to make this experience technically smooth, but still very exciting.

I prefer designing paper models as close to the original as possible but still leaving room for imagination. Trying to strike that perfect balance between scale and level of detail, the quality of paper, and the ease of assembly, I look at each model as a unique piece of design rather than just a miniature replica.

The first landmark I chose was the Eiffel Tower, naturally. No doubt, it is the most recognizable landmark on Earth. It was a very tricky one to model with a lot of intricate cutouts and details. The challenge was to make a reproducible design which could be mass-produced on a die-cut machine. There are certain limitations to how small the details could be when making the die-cut forms, and at first glance it seemed that it may not be technically possible. To make all the cutouts needed for this remarkable design, I ultimately found a perfect solution - instead of making tiny cutouts in a single layer, I made a design with overlapping layers of paper. Each layer would have larger cutouts, but when put together, they formed a delicate pattern, as well as strengthened the structure by using both layers of paper.

And now, a little about my working process: First, I gather all the available materials for research - architectural drawings, such as plans, sections, elevations, photos, 3D models, etc. Then I redraw the plans and elevations in CAD software, and start to make a paper model, creating the layout of the parts, taking into account the thickness of the planned structure and adding gluing tabs. Sometimes the first prototype is just a basic mockup of the volume to determine the correct scale of the model.

Scale is one of the most important things to establish precisely early in the process, as it will determine several other things - layout, production costs, level of detailing and what kind of paper should be used. If two structures are in the same scale, they can be fairly compared, like my Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building. Both are in 1/1000 scale.

When scale is established, I can design all the details, which will allow me to determine the smallest detail which is technically possibly to die-cut. Again, several prototypes are made to assure that every detail is in place, and then I make a nice layout of the production sheet. When the model is ready and confirmed with my manufacturer, I still need to make set-up instructions, product images, packaging and website placements before the new model can be launched.

Since I create my designs on the computer, that is the hub of operations in my workspace. But I also have a table covered with a cutting mat for testing details, gluing prototypes and just hand drawing and writing. Still, I always find a place for my coffee mug.

If it's not a commissioned work, I usually choose between what landmark I feel personally connected to or what might be highly popular.

Obviously, some landmarks look better than others when modeled in paper. What might seem a landmark to the general public consensus and what the model depicts could be two different things entirely. When you look at the spires of skyscrapers from the street level, you have only that beautiful recognizable image in your mind. But when reproducing this architecture in scale, I need to include all the volume of the building, which makes "a surprise" difference from that iconic image you had in your head.

The Empire State Building or Eiffel Tower look good from any vantage point, but there are buildings & landmarks that only look awesome from that one iconic point of view.

To me, recreating the shape of the building in paper helps to better understand architecture itself. I hope you'll feel the same way.

Membres de la boutique

  • Imants

    Propriétaire, Designer

    Having studied architecture and worked as a packaging designer, and being passionate about history, world architecture, traveling, paper, design and innovation, starting Paper Landmarks was something almost inevitable to me.

  • Sandra

    Assistant, Photographe, Responsable Expédition

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Dernière mise à jour : 20 mai 2018
Our models are finely detailed and express the very nature of the landmarks they represent. You can use these models as gifts, for interior decoration, for school projects or just spend your time in a great manner. Wherever you use them, we guarantee their superior quality.

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Custom-made orders, special listing orders and orders exceeding either 10 kits or £100 can't be cancelled or returned.
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You will receive receipt from us when the goods are actually dispatched (usually within 1-3 business days, if not stated otherwise in the description of the listing).
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We are shipping from Cheltenham, United Kingdom via Royal Mail:

1st Class Signed For or Standard for domestic shipments and Tracked or Standard for international shipments. All but Foxetroo kits and postcard models are sent as tracked mail.

Royal Mail aims to deliver our kits and models to you in 1-3 business days within the UK and 5-15 days to international destinations. However, this is not guaranteed, particularly international deliveries may exceed the expected delivery times due to different reasons and so we encourage patience.

If you are willing to pay a bit more for an express service (1-4 business days worldwide) and extra peace of mind, please select an International Express option at the checkout.

Please note that the shipping time is added to the processing time.

Also pease note that local charges (sales tax, customs duty) may occur, depending on your region and local customs duties. These charges are at your own expense.
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Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

CUSTOM ORDERS

Yes, we make custom models - either you want a classic "Cut & Glue!" model kit or an innovative pop-up card we can do it! We have previously made custom models for promotional industry, museums, private foundations, schools and collectors.

Our production possibilities allow to make a custom model for you in any quantity starting from just one to thousands of copies. We use digital, offset and screen printing, die-cut and kiss-cut scoring and cutting, cold and hot gluing, embossing, foil fusing and stamping and using the best designer papers and cards along with a long list of accessories to create a very special model just for you, your company or private event!

WHOLESALE

We do wholesale as well! If you are interested to carry our kits in your shop please convo us with your details and requests.

Getting in touch and talking to us is rewarding!

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

We know that our models are much loved by teachers and students for creative classroom paper craft activities. If you are a teacher or any other person responsible for purchasing supplies for your school, college or any other educational establishment and select at least 10 single kits you may claim a 25% DISCOUNT at the checkout by filling the special instructions field and we will refund you the difference.

If you are a keen architecture and paper craft enthusiast, a history buff or if you are sourcing for an activity to spend a quality time with your family and friends and want to buy at least 5 kits you can get a 15% discount by using a coupon code 15FOR5 at the checkout.
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Information We Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide us with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to us), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide us with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact us directly, we may ask you to provide your telephone number for express shipping services.

Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It

We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
- as needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
- as necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving our services. We use your information to provide the services you requested and in our legitimate interest to improve our services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. We use your information as necessary to comply with our obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about our customers is important to our business. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Etsy. We share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you our services and comply with our obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services. We use MailChimp services to manage our newsletter subscriptions. If you will wish to sign up, MailChimp will record the email address, IP address, and timestamp associated with every subscriber or contact who completes and submits the subscription form.
Business transfers. If we sell or merge our business, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.

Data Retention

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services and as described in our Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. We generally keep your data for the following time period: 6 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

We may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, we may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If we are deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, we rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

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Dernière mise à jour : 20 mai 2018

Where are you shipping from? I am in San Francisco. If I order Golden Gate now when will I get it?

We are shipping from Cheltenham, United Kingdom.

Regular mail to the U.S. usually takes around 5-7 business days (7-10 days).

If you are in SF you can buy the Golden kit at SFMOMA, Coit Tower or Golden Gate gift shops.

What is difference between shipping and delivery time?

Shipping time means the days (usually 1-2 business days) needed for preparing your order and shipping it, while delivery time means days needed for the mail or courier service to deliver the order to you.

Can I track where my order is?

Yes.
Please use the tracking number we provided to track your order through Royal Mail website, http://www.track-trace.com/post or a website of your country's mail service such as USPS.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We ship kits in beautiful kraft envelopes with our company name stamped and a minimum necessary product information attached. We can add a gift message on your behalf. Just write in the gift message text when placing your order.

I just realised I put the wrong shipping address on my order. Could I change it?

If your order hasn't been shipped yet, there is no problem to change the address. If it is already shipped we can't change the address.

If you wish to cancel then refuse the parcel on delivery and it will be returned to us without any additional cost to you. We will issue a refund once the parcel returns. Please notice that the shipping fee is non-refundable as described in our shop policies.

What age would you estimate is the minimum for putting one of these together? Are some easier than others?

We recommend our kits for anyone from 13 years, but some 10 year olds have done well, too. There is nothing wrong with starting earlier just patience and motor skills are usually better with larger kids.

Probably these pre-cut models are better for kids and generally beginners in paper model building since they contain less details and no cutting is needed - just folding and gluing:

Mayan Pyramid
Eiffel Tower
Golden Gate Bridge
New York Skyscraper

Is your paper thick? What tools do I need?

Paper is sturdy enough but definitely not thick, it's easy to score and cut with a hobby knife (X-Acto or similar). It's not so easy to use scissors as some details are quite small and delicate so we recommend cutting with a knife. We recommend using a white glue (PVA, Elmer's or similar). You can use paper strips or ear picks for gluing tools.

Can I get this model in different color or size? A custom design maybe?

Yes, you can order most of the kits in a variety of colors to choose from https://www.etsy.com/listing/250559140/upgrade-your-order-with-fancy-colors.

Without much redesigning it is possible to enlarge or reduce the model size twice the original size.

Yes, we make custom models. Please send us your project description and deadline so we can give you a quote.

Coordonnées du vendeur
PAPERLANDMARKS LTD
17 Mendip Close
CHELTENHAM, GL52 5DS
United Kingdom