Lescaze House model in plaster made by Chisel & Mouse

Condition: this model was displayed at CaixaForum Madrid and CaixaForum Barcelona, and was returned in its current status. Brass frames are dented inwards (See pictures). They could be fixed with care as the thin brass pieces are soft and malleable.

In 1933-34 William Lescaze, the revered modernist architect, designed and built his own house in Manhattan.

Claimed to be New York’s first modernist house, it stands out from its row of Brownstones due to its striking design – and it does so by clearly obvious reasons.

White concrete, geometrically strong walls, glass bricks, and an absence of ornamentation make this house worth being included in the list of relevant XXth century architecture.

Lescaze’s genuine approach to architecture can be seen in every facet of the building. From the external design to the internal layout, his focus on function and practical living are evident.

Made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth and cool feel. Window frame and railings are made of etched brass, plus using a 3D plastic printer to create the smaller white parts of the facade.

Handmade in Sussex, England.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Architect: William Lescaze

Opening year: 1934

Style: Modernist

Real building address: 211 East 48th Street, New York City, NY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

Dimensions (sculpture):
Height: 27 cm // 10.6 in
Width: 10 cm // 3.9 in
Depth: 7 cm // 2.7 in

Weight:
2.1 kg approximately // 4.6 lbs approximately

Material: plaster, etched brass, 3D printed plastic