Washington DC 3D Printed Map
This sculpture is 72*48
- 72x48x4” (the Washington Monument stands out 4” from the wall)
3D-printed map of Washington DC to 1:2000 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 Potomac River and reflecting pools 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: Mount Vernon Estate, Old Stone House, U. S. Capitol, White House, U.S. Treasury Building, Dumbarton House, Sewall-Belmont House, The Octagon Museum, Arlington House, The Willard Hotel, and Tudor Place.
Famous Stadiums: Capital One Arena, RFK Stadium, FedExField, Audi Field, and Nationals Park.
Famous Parks: Rock creek park, Us botanic garden, Tidal basin, Us national arboretum, Dumbarton oaks, Meridian hill park, The yards park, Anacostia park, Lincoln park on capitol hill, Kenilworth park and aquatic garden, and Georgetown waterfront park.
Famous Roads: Pennsylvania Avenue, 18th Street NW, U Street, M Street, Beach Drive, Connecticut Avenue NW, Swann Street NW, Embassy Row, Massachusetts Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.