“Places develop when we fill them with experiences,” says Hungarian layout studio Planbureau. The studio’s new item, Logiplaces, depict cityscapes molded from concrete, permitting users to investigate locations close to and far in a new way: by means of touch.
Rather of employing symbols such as crosshatches and red dots for street indicators and landmarks, these tactile maps focus on terrain, making a distinctive way for consumers to investigate a new area. The 3D puzzles, offered in either sixteen or 36 pieces, are both a demanding toy and a desktop adornment.
The studio begins by employing a 3D printer for the mold, offering the sculpture accurate geographical detail. The puzzles themselves are made out of concrete poured into the mold. Right after the mold is eliminated, some detail is extra by hand to boost the map’s realism.
4 Logiplaces are accessible for purchase: Budapest, Zermatt (in the Swiss Alps), the Grand Canyon and San Francisco. The subsequent map printing will be voted on by contributors on Indiegogo. Nevertheless, if you can’t wait for a depiction of your hometown, Planbureau takes custom orders.