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July 12, 2015

At Dwell, it’s no surprise we love architecture, and know so many of our readers do too. From iconic landmarks to classic modern homes, celebrating architecture is a part of our everyday life. And for those of us who don’t live in a Frank Lloyd Wright or Gaudí apartment, bringing our love of architecture into our homes is easier than one might expect. Our assortment of products for the architecture lover includes art, sculpture, games, and even furniture for an architecture enthusiast’s office.

Architectural landmark drawing of Brooklyn, New York

From Sweden’s studio esinam, the Landmarks Architectural Print Series is a thoughtful collection of portraits of famous international cities. The Brooklyn Landmarks Architectural Print includes architectural drawings of three iconic places in the city including buttresses from the Brooklyn Bridge, the tower of the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower, alongside examples of classic brownstone townhomes.

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Architectural wood 3D puzzle

The Home 3D Puzzle from Cinqpoints is an innovative puzzle with 17 finely crafted pieces. Each piece can be used to build the house structure, furniture, or other structures. Due to the intricate nature of each puzzle piece, the Home 3D Puzzle is a brainteaser, as pieces needs to be placed in an exact way to create the home. The puzzle is a construction game, and has been designed with thoughtful attention to architectural structures. 

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Architectural sculpture of bus terminal in Washington D.C.

Brothers Robert and Gavin Paisley founded Chisel & Mouse to channel their passion for architecture by creating sculptures of iconic buildings. Each piece is made with plaster, which gives the sculpture weightiness and presence, as well as a cool, smooth finish.  In its rendering of the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Washington, D.C., Chisel & Mouse captures the perfect symmetry of the building’s façade. The art deco building features vertical and horizontal straight lines, as well as rounded corners, which gives it a softer look.

 

Explore more of Chisel & Mouse’s sculptures here

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Steel table clock based on wall clock silhouette

From Menu and Norm Architects, the Norm Steel Table Clock is a simple clock that is perfect for an architect’s—or architecture lover’s desk. Available in a variety of colors, the table clock features a simple fold, appearing to take a wall clock and bend it to accommodate a tabletop. Striking in its minimalism and innovation, this clock can be used in a home office or even on a side table.

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Oak house number in sans serif font

These oak house numerals are the perfect home accessory for modern architecture enthusiasts. The streamlined font is a welcome respite from traditional metal house numbers, and the oak wood will stand out on a painted façade or brick. Created in the FF DIN font, these numbers are a modern improvement of traditional metal house numbers. The FF DIN typeface was designed in 1995 by Dutch typeface designer Albert-Jan Pool, and is characterized by its balanced width. 

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Set of ceramic desktop organization structures

The Deskstructure series from Seletti is a clever take on desktop storage. Crafted in fine porcelain, this organizer celebrates the familiar scene of a cityscape, and ha room for pens and pencils, paperclips and tacks, and other small desk items that need organization on a desk. Fans of architecture can create their own graphic display, or spread the buildings out in an office space for a distinct look.

 

Also available in ship and warehouse structures.

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Streamlined wood ball pen with silver details

A local standard in Japan for over 20 years, Delfonics produces innovative, colorful stationery and desk items. The wood ball pen is available in an array of colors and features a simple, clean design that is eye-catching without being distracting. It will make a perfect instrument for an architect or architecture lover. The pen is both practical and beautiful, taking jotting down notes and sketching to brilliant, artful heights.

 

It is also available in a smaller size

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Architectural origami set with black and white paper

Archifold is a series of sheets of origami paper that are set in a modern black and white palette. Each patterned sheet is based on the framework used by architects to create plans. The set includes a diagram for structuring the paper into a small house, but the Archifold set can be made into many other designs. Balancing simplicity and complexity, Archidold can be used to create intricate or simple models.

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Architectural landmark drawing of Brooklyn, New York

From Sweden’s studio esinam, the Landmarks Architectural Print Series is a thoughtful collection of portraits of famous international cities. The Brooklyn Landmarks Architectural Print includes architectural drawings of three iconic places in the city including buttresses from the Brooklyn Bridge, the tower of the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower, alongside examples of classic brownstone townhomes.

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