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Barbican Exhibition Halls. Each of these letters is individually positioned and glued by hand, to create this 3 dimensional perspective effect.
Each piece includes the 4D Art signature disc, bearing the 4D Art logo. Pictured here on Trellick Tower on orange - the repetitive lines of the building create an abstract effect.
The beautifully elaborate Art_Nouveau fretwork above the entrance to the Bibendum building in Chelsea. The crest in the middle contains the letters 'MTC' for Michelin Tyre Company. Also visible here are the cars that are made from decorative tiles on the real building, and the number 81, for 81 Fulham Road.
Those famous cranes that stood for so many years in front of the power station in Battersea. Almost robot like in their appearance, yet when rendered in wood, they have a much more delicate feel.
The Bibendum shown here with a green background. A bold choice, but it really brings out the stained glass window.
Battersea power station – a bit of daylight peeks through the empty window frames. Also visible is the amazingly detailed brickwork, laid in the English Bond brickwork style. This colour of wood is what you can expect after you have owned your piece for a few months.
A cardboard model of one of the artworks. All details are worked out on a small scale like this first, before committing to the laser cutting.
The Bibendum again, this time in orange, which accentuates the fluoro orange lettering on the central window. The background colour is your choice. Can you handle the orange??
Trellick Tower on green, photographed a day after it was laser cut. As you can see the wood has a pinkish hue, this will soon mellow and become a much richer red brown colour.
A shaft of sunlight hits the side of the Oxo tower. The fluoro orange Perspex of the Oxo logo really pops against this rich blue background.
A lamp post and a tree sit in front of the complex exo-skeleton of the Lloyds headquarters building. If you look closely you can see a natural burr in the cherry wood veneer, which seems at odds with this high tech piece of architectural engineering.
A join between cherry wood on the left and walnut on the right, supposed to depict light and shadow. I have now abandoned the walnut in favour of just using cherry, as it gives a much more pleasing finish.
OK, so I know it's not in London, but you can't question the architectural merit of this thrusting piece of American iron. Much prettier than its biggest rival the Empire State building, the Chrysler building is the connoisseur's skyscraper of choice.
Trellick tower on orange with the wood nicely matured over about 12 months. Enough said. You need this in your life and on your wall.
The Bibendum stained glass window, featuring everybody's favourite portly French chain smoking anti-hero, the Michelin Man. This window is created from 3 colours of laser cut and etched Perspex. The individual letters are each inserted and glued by hand. You can also see how fine the wooden framework is between the perspex window panes.
The Imperious Empire State Building; pockets of Art-Deco detailing break the monotony of this huge facade. Blue-glass Perspex windows create ever changing reflections, and contrast with the coloured background.
A view along the promenade of the pier. You can see the sturdy iron work of the pier base and legs, contrasted nicely with the intricate fences and window frames. Also visible are the original gas lamps featuring a serpent coiled around the lamp post. The 'West Pier' lettering was actually at the front of the pier, but has been relocated to the side for artistic effect!
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