Houston 3D Printed Map
This sculpture is 4*4
- 72x48x4” (the JPMorgan Building stands out 6” from the wall)
3D-printed map of the Houston skyline to 1:3000 scale
Every building height is created using accurate 3D map data
Architects 3D-modeled the tallest and most iconic buildings to represent the unique architecture of the skyline.
The Buffalo Bayou is made of stained white oak veneer, laser-cut to sub-millimeter precision and epoxied in place.
Every road/highway/train/footpath all raised to varying heights depending on traffic.
Famous Buildings JPMorgan Chase Tower, Wells Fargo Plaza, The Astrodome, Houston City Hall, The Beer Can House,Bank of America Center, and Williams Tower.
Famous Stadiums NRG Stadium, Toyota Center, Fertitta Center, PNC Stadium, BBVA Stadium, Hofheinz Pavilion, and TDECU Stadium.
Famous Parks Smither Park, Levy Park, Donovan Park, Hermann Park, Exploration Park, Memorial Park, Memorial Park, Emancipation Park, Mason Park, and Discovery Green.
Famous Roads Westheimer Road, 19th Street, Main Street, Washington Avenue, Broadway Street, Kirby Drive, Sabine Street, St Emanuel Street, Memorial Drive, and River Oaks Boulevard.
The piece can be larger or smaller, between 84x48” down to 12x12”depending on which parts of the map you want to show. Please shoot me an email me at email@example.com to discuss.
This map of the skyline is made of a series of 10x10” custom-made 3D-printed digital sculptures. The material is a resin that resembles marble. Many people assume it’s hand-carved stone when they see it!
The 10-15 tallest and most famous buildings are modeled by a professional architect in 3D software so that they have more detail and are easily recognizable. The bulk of the data was gathered from OSM, an open-source 3D map of the world.
The water is represented by locally sourced white oak rift veneer that is stained blue with a distilled alcohol stain and laser-cut to within a fraction of a millimeter precision. Special cutting files are created using Blender that perfectly correspond to the city. Each tiny piece of wood is then epoxied onto the 3D-print..