The EPR modelmakers are an integral part of our practice. The models they create play a vital role in the design process – providing an unrivalled opportunity to analyse and develop a building’s design from the outset of a project, whilst clearly communicating our ideas and vision to clients and the wider general public.
Three of our recent models have been selected for show in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition — a testament to the enormous care that goes into our work. Our Ram Brewery Heritage Section model uses traditional hand-crafted construction techniques combined with the precision and efficiency of modern technology.
Our distinctive sculptural pedestrian link bridge across Brick Street comprises a self-supporting steel lattice structure which takes its reference from the fluted columns and the decorative cornicing of the Art Deco interiors within the neighbouring hotel. The structure is soft and elegant in form, and provides a strong contrast to the rectilinear forms of the building's massing, appearing to float effortlessly in the street scene.
Our artisan model for The Old Street Iris comprises over 6,000 hexagonal pieces of varying timber, each carefully placed by hand over a five day period.
Situated on site in our London studio, the workshop’s close proximity to the architectural studio provides a flexible collaboration between architects and model makers, creating a final model that reflects the very latest development in a building’s design.
All types of model are undertaken in their modern, fully equipped workshop which incorporates CNC routing, vacuum forming and laser cutting machines — from simple foam block models used at the early stages of a scheme, through to models that explore the design and development of a building, up to complex and intricate final design models complete with lights and moving elements.