Christmas Gifts for Architects and Students

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- Architectural Sculpture

An art piece can make a perfect gift, especially as most architects and designers admire the works of others. Here an architectural model of their favourite city from Chisel and Mouse will provide the focal point to any room or office.

www.chiselandmouse.com

- 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

This is a great little book that offers a wonderful insight into what architecture school is like.

The author provides insights, observations, and quite a few tips and snippets of advice to help students negotiate their way through the course and student life itself.

…a very good even for a qualified architect

- LEGO Architecture

Because it’s LEGO and its Architecture!

LEGO now have a huge range of iconic buildings to choose from, and we think you’ll struggle to find an architect who wont like this.

 

- Koh-i-Noor Mechanical Hardtmuth Lead Holder

Mechanical clutch leadholder pencil and leads, suitable for artistic leads, chalks, sepia, red chalks, charcoals and other artistic drawing media.

 

- Brutalist London Map

This two-sided folding map features over fifty leading examples of Brutalist architecture in London, from the Alexandra Road Estate to World's End Housing. Celebrated Brutalist buildings such as the Trellick Tower, the Barbican and the National Theatre are included along with lesser known, yet equally influential buildings. The reverse side of the map features an introduction to Brutalism by Henrietta Billings, photos by Simon Phipps and details about each building.

 

- Rucksack

We have a list the bags we would currently recommend for architects here, and we think it goes without saying that every architect needs one.

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- How to Architect

Nothing grates on an architect's nerves more than when a client uses the word “architect” as a verb. Luckily, Patt is being tongue-in-cheek with his book title, How to Architect. The pages are filled with skilful definitions and histories of various architectural words, beautiful images, and ample lashings of humour. This book is an excellent gift for your architecture student, or for a more experienced architect who loves books about the craft.

- My Architect Movie

Louis kahn, one of the most famous architects of the Second World War, was also a man of singular personality. Married for decades to the same woman, he had two illegitimate children by two different relationships outside marriage. Nathaniel, the son of his last lover, in this documentary...

We have a whole list of other architecture movies here

 

- Mini Materials

Miniature cinder blocks arranged on a miniature pallet ... that you can place on your desk! What else could you need?

This mini desktop cinder block pallet includes: 24 of the 1:12 scale, original flat face cinder blocks and one mini pallet!

These are not always available on Amazon, but can also be found here: www.minimaterials.com

 

- Concrete Ball-point Pen

Made out of  high-density concrete and stainless steel this pen pushing the boundaries of the use of cement into tools of writing, where 22 Design Studio has designed this elegant solid concrete pen that uses standard pen refills.
The Ink is refillable, by twisting the metal piece off. Refills can be purchased from any regular stationary / art stores.

www.22designstudio.net

 

- The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom

Each page of this book contains words of wisdom from famous and not-so-famous architectural minds, on subjects as vast as design, drawing, nature, the environment, light, clients, and construction practices. Thought-provoking, hilarious, inspirational, and clever, there’s a quip in here for every occasion.

 

- MoMA Architect's Cubes

Architect Cubes are made of maple wood, bakelite, cork, granite, EVA, silicone, acrylic, and aluminium. They provide the perfect desk item, designed to encourage the creative exploration of forms and materials.

- Concrete Mechanical Pencil

Another beautifully crafted concrete and stainless steel product by 22 Design Studio. Make your mark in the world with this elegant concrete mechanical pencil, it's certain to add gravitas to all of your correspondence. Mechanical pencil with 0.5mm lead.

www.22designstudio.net

- Cinderblock Magnets

These cute little cinderblock magnets are another way to stay organised in style – and they’re made of real concrete, a detail sure to delight any architect. In the rare instance when there isn’t anything to hang or display, multiple packs would allow for the creation of fun 2D structures on the desk or whiteboard.

- Ostrich Pillow

OSTRICH PILLOW is a revolutionary new product to enable easy power naps anytime, everywhere, it’s unique design offers a micro environment in which to take a cosy and comfortable power nap at ease. It has been designed to allow you to create a little private space within a public one, to relax and unwind. Its soothing soft interior shelters and isolates your head and hands (mind and body) for a short break, without needing to leave your desk, chair, bench or wherever you may be. 

- 4th Dimension Table Clock

Designers Sean Yu & Yiting Cheng of 22 Design Studio visualised the concept for this concrete table clock with the form of a spiral staircase that has hands on its top level continuously going down and up as time goes by. Light and shadow strikingly change with the passage of time.This petite version is perfect for desktops

www.22designstudio.net

Cube Teak Click Clock

This cube alarm clock can tell you the time, date and temperature alternately in classical red LED colour on a teak wood-effect block at the click of your fingers and automatically switches off when the room is quiet, lighting up again when the alarm goes off or as a response to clicked fingers or clapped hands. The numbers seem to float on the lovely wooden block, but that's just half the magic of this cuboid with a conscience.

- Laptop sleeve

Magma Sketchbook includes 120 blank and gridded pages and printed scale rulers (both metric and imperial), plus 16 pages of useful information on architectural styles, drawing types, circulation, room layouts, furniture and fittings, structural elements and sustainability.

- Mouse

Every architect needs a mouse, it’s almost impossible to work within any CAD or 3D software without one.

 

- Sketch book

A fundamental tool for any architect.

- Architecture of the Shot

The Architecture of the Shot will reveal the answers to all your burning shot and shooter queries and more. Focusing on the precise measurements to help you craft the perfect shot as well as the recommended garnish and embellishments, you'll no longer have to guess what the perfect shooter should taste like.

- Stammen and Baggen speakers

Stammen is neat and compact. But don’t let size fool you. Packed with a subwoofer and two high-class tweeters, Stammen will treat your ears to a full sound experience. Great for small to mid-sized spaces, like living rooms, bedrooms, and studio apartments.

- Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate

Anton Rodriguez is a professional photographer and Barbican resident who has combined his passion for both in this stylish photographic publication.

Featuring more than 22 Barbican residents and residences, Anton’s work shines a light on the incredible interiors and creative people who live in the iconic Brutalist estate.

The book also features an essay by design writer Katie Treggiden, looking at the history of the site and exploring why there is such an interest in seeing ‘behind the scenes’.

- A Book

You cant go wrong with a book on their favourite architect or designer.

- Mechanical pencil

These mechanical pencils look great and are incredibly hard wearing and strong, meaning they can be left at the bottom of a bag , knowing that when you need it, it will be there and ready.


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