The Crystal Palace by Another Studio

Competition: five miniature models of the Crystal Palace to be won

Competition: we've teamed up with London designers Another Studio to give away five model kits of the Crystal Palace, to celebrate the launch of their latest pocket-sized architecture collection.

Congratulations to the winners! Chloe Arthur and Robert Johnston in the UK, Sofia Bittencourt in Brazil, Matteo Garone in Switzerland and Thomas Latjes in The Netherlands. They all win a Crystal Palace model kit.

The new Lost Buildings range was created to celebrate the legacy of ambitious, large-scale architecture projects from a bygone era.

It joins the studio's existing MONUmini series, which includes models of Battersea Power StationCentre Georges Pompidou, and the Brandenburg Gate.

The Crystal Palace by Another Studio
The Crystal Palace by Another Studio

For the first release in the Lost Building series, the team reproduced the Crystal Palace, which was initially built to host London's Great Exhibition in 1851.

Designed by British architect and gardener Joseph Paxton, the building measured 560 metres long by 125 metres wide and was the biggest glass building in the world at the time.

The Crystal Palace model pack by Another Studio
The Crystal Palace model pack by Another Studio

After the show finished, the sprawling cast-iron and plate-glass palace was taken down and reassembled in south-east London, only to be destroyed by fire in 1936.

Another Studio's miniature interpretation is based on a small section of the palace, and is made at a 1:24 scale. When put together, it is nine centimetres wide, six centimetres deep and 4.5 centimetres high.

Here is more information from the designers:


Another Studio are a London-based design studio that makes beautifully designed, creative gifts and interior accessories.

It has launched a 'Lost Buildings' MONUmini range to celebrate remarkable architecture that is no longer standing. The first architectural model is The Crystal Palace, which was originally constructed in London's Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition in 1851.

Roof view of The Crystal Palace by Another Studio
Roof view of The Crystal Palace by Another Studio

During the development of the miniature version, the studio was amazed at the sheer scale of the building – over five football pitches. With a relatively low height, the team decided to recreate a small section of the building at approximately 1:24 scale. This allowed them to concentrate on the intricate Victorian ironwork and the detailing on the facade.

The modular structure is an consummate example of Victorian efficiency and invention. Paxton utilised the new development of cast plate glass and designed the entire structure around the largest available panes of glass (each pane was 10 inches by 49 inches), which were produced by Chance Brothers, in Birmingham.

Side view of The Crystal Palace by Another Studio
Side view of The Crystal Palace by Another Studio

The MONUmini recreation of the Crystal Palace is formed from stainless steel sheets, which fold and lock together to create the structure. The packaging includes step-by-step assembly instructions and a short building history, which is all packed into an attractive envelope making them a great easy-to-post gift.

Dimensions:
9cm by 6 cm by 4.5cm high when built and 21 cm by 15 cm in its packaging.

The Crystal Palace MONUmini is the newest addition to the current set of models, which are available from £15.50.

www.Another-Studio.com

This competition is now closed. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. The winners' names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.