'To Richard with thanks + best wishes  To the best modelmaker in London (the world?)'  Sir David Chipperfield            

           'To Richard with thanks + best wishes  To the best modelmaker in London (the world?)'  Sir David Chipperfield            

OVERVIEW

Founded by Richard Armiger, Network Modelmakers has an unsurpassed record helping our clients to win nearly 80 major international design competitions. 

Our models have featured in London's Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition every year since 1983, and helped define the 'model vocabulary' for many pre-eminent practices in the UK and Europe.

We work with innovative, emerging and established practices, imaginative developers, leading cultural institutions, as well as private individuals.

Richard Armiger is the Consultant Model Co-ordinator for Crossrail, one of the most elaborate infrastructure schemes in the UK, overseeing the research, design and construction of the many models required for this remarkable £14.8bn venture.

A new strand, developed from our museum work, is the studio’s ‘Blindside Models’. These are charitably funded models built for the blind or visually impaired. 

Often made in timber, these are large, very high-detail models whereby a blind or partially sighted individual can explore and understand the circulation routes, interior spaces, structure, and majesty of a building - simply by feel.

OVERZICHT

Opgericht door Richard Armiger, Network Modelmakers heeft een ongeëvenaarde staat van dienst in het helpen van onze klanten om te winnen bijna 80 grote design Internationale competities.

Onze modellen zijn sinds 1983 in de Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in Londen geïntroduceerd en begonnen met een nieuwe woordenschat voor veel toonaangevende praktijken in het Verenigd Koninkrijk en Europa.

Wij werken met innovatieve, opkomende en gevestigde praktijken, fantasierijke ontwikkelaars, toonaangevende culturele instellingen, maar ook particulieren.

Richard Armiger is de Consultant Model-Coördinator voor Crossrail, een van de meest uitgebreide infrastructuur regelingen in het UK, het toezicht op het onderzoek, ontwerp en constructie van de vele modellen nodig deze 17€ miljard onderneming.

Een nieuw onderdeel, ontwikkeld op basis van ons museum het werk, is de studio's 'Blindside Models'.  Dit zijn liefdevol gefinancierd modellen gebouwd voor de blinden of slechtzienden.

Vaak gemaakt in hout, dit zijn grote, zeer high-detail modellen waarbij een blind of slechtziend afzonderlijke kunnen verkennen en begrijpen van de circulatie routes, interieur ruimten, de structuur, en de majesteit van een gebouw - gewoon op gevoel.

 

 

QUARTET

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RICHARD ARMIGER
London / Rotterdam / Berlin / Washington

Born USA, settled London 1980s. Richard studied Painting and Sculpture at MICA in the US, and Industrial Design Modeling at UCA-KIAD in the UK, gaining a ‘Distinction’ for his Diploma.

He worked first in Boston for Cambridge Seven Associates, then in London for the architect Sir Hugh Casson, the BBC, and later at the inspiring Arup Model Shop.

He founded Network Modelmakers in 1983. The models have been published extensively and exhibited worldwide; most notably in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s permanent collection. His work has featured regularly at the Venice Biennale, the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition; in 34 years, 34 Network models are selected.

He and George Rome Innes have together built a reputation as the foremost authorities in Britain on the design, research, construction and restoration of historic, culturally important architectural models.

 

GEORGE ROME INNES, MA
London

George Innes, MA has studied medicine, architecture and history of art, and is fascinated by science and theology; a true ‘renaissance man'.

Professionally he is a university lecturer in design and art history, and by trade an architectural modelmaker, initially working for many years at Ove Arup & Partners.

He now works for the 'Dead Architects Club', and his client list includes Inigo Jones, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam, and Sir John Soane.

His work can be seen in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert, the Soane Museum, the National Trust, and the Courtauld Institute.

 

HUMPHREY WATERHOUSE
London / Barcelona

Born London. Studied English Literature at Oxford University. Worked for Mr Cubby Broccoli in Beverly Hills. He has managed many small and medium enterprises including the setting up of London’s Ministry of Sound nightclub with James Palumbo.

More recently, as Business Manager of Network Modelmakers, he has returned to a profession closer to his roots - his great great grandfather was the eminent architect Alfred Waterhouse, designer of London’s Natural History Museum and the Manchester Town Hall.

 

ENRICO BERGONZONI
Piacenza / Milan

Born Piacenza, Italy. Enrico studied architecture in his home country before coming to London to embrace modelmaking and photography. He is registered with the Ordine degli Architetti in Piacenza.

Enrico worked for two years at the family firm in Northern Italy, then as our Model Studio Manager at Network Model’s Notting Hill studio. Later Enrico branched out from London to open the Italian studio - and raise two Japanese-Italian children.

His remarkable large-scale timber model of the Palazzo Farnese, measuring nearly 2.5M (nine feet), is on permanent display at the Palazzo Farnese historical museum.