Madison 3D Printed Map
This sculpture is 48*48
- 48x48x2” (the Madison Capitol Building stands out 2” from the wall)
3D-printed map of Madison to 1:6000 scale
Every building height is created using accurate 3D map data
Architects 3D-modeled the tallest and most iconic buildings so you can see the unique architecture of the skyline.
Lake Mendota, Lake Monona and Lake Wingra are 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: Wisconsin State Capitol, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, First Unitarian Meeting House, Overture Center for the Arts, Memorial Union Terrace, Capitol Square, State Street & Downtown Madison.
Famous Stadiums: Camp Randall Stadium, Kohl Center, Alliant Energy Center, and LaBahn Arena.
Famous Parks: James Madison Park, Olin Park, Wingra Park, Owen Conservation Park, Picnic Point, Country Grove Park, Westmorland Park , Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Hoyt Park , and Sun Prairie Dream Park (Angell Park).
Famous Roads: Langdon Street, Mifflin Street, Dayton Street, Washington Avenue, and Johnson Street.
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 email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Each 10x10” square is a custom-made 3D-printed digital sculpture. The material is a resin that resembles marble. Many people assume it’s hand-carved stone when they see it!
These highly accurate maps are created in a 3D modeling software called Blender. Every road, railway, foot path, bike lane, forest, and coastline are included.
The 10-15 tallest and most famous buildings were 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.