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Arch 12 Update – Scales & Models + Lasercut Works + Sticky Cut Prints

Here goes a few updated pictures of the new studio/workshop premises. All is taking shape here. We have now built phase one of the mezzanine which will allow us to create a partition wall between my workshop and the rest of the arch, more on that soon.. But basically my place can get really messy..


United Visual Artists – Scale Model commission

I've been involved in a project for UVA in the past few weeks. An interactive architectural installation project, which required a scale model to study its form and shape. To be built in Toronto, Canada.


Arch 12 Raymouth Road SE16 2DB

Scales & Models "Chapter 2"

Welcome to Arch 12, Raymouth Road, SE16!

The arch will be shared by 3 companies, Scales & Models, Laser Cut Works and a new reprographics company. We hope to amalgamate our services and offer a wider spectrum of options and creative services and advice to our clients.

This place, in time and perseverance.. WILL be an influence in making SE16 a more vibrant creative area. We will be creating art gallery space at the front entrance of the arch, which will benefit from a double height ceiling (5.5m tall). We will also be organising "creative" community events to draw in like minded people, enabling the ARCH to become a creative rendezvous for all kinds of designers, photographers, architects, fine artists...

Look out for the interior design layout inside the arch.. We will be installing a mezzanine level which will add another 140sqm to the already existing 200sqm on the ground floor! Here, space will not be an issue!! 🙂


Startjudge Gill – Barclays Props (Westfield branch)

Here I have a couple of props that I've made in early July for the Barclays Stratford Branch inside the Westfield shopping centre. These were made in preparation for the Olympics 2012 here in London as a marketing strategy inside the bank branch. Working in collaboration with Start JudgeGill and Barclays Bank I had to make and supply the very iconic red PO box to specific dimensions, as well build a white printer desk to stand next to the Barclays Bicycle and in front of a large vinyl background, helping to create a more 3 dimensional effect to the back ground as well as the foreground.


Stratford 2012 Limited Edition Collection Series

I have just recently finished these pieces as a celebration for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Stratford. As "London 2012" is heavily copyrighted.. I decided to name the pieces "Stratford 2012" instead.

It's a limited edition of 500x white, 500x gold, 500x Silver and 500x bronze, following the themes of the Olympic medal finishes.

I will be developing a few other models of this style, hopefully to attempt creating a branding and product to eventually sell in larger orders, to design shops and any individual who may be interested in collecting these rather personal pieces. Other sites in mind are Waterloo, London Bridge, the City.. And many others! I could go on forever in fact.. I also feel that this contemporary look is a fresh approach to traditional

I do want to retain this same feel on all future models, creating a family of models which become a collection of limited edition pieces by Ruben Marcos and sponsored by Scales & Models.

Looking forward to starting my next next model.