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Kickstarter: London Skyline Reimagined as Chess Set

Kickstarter: London Skyline Reimagined as Chess Set
Kickstarter: London Skyline Reimagined as Chess Set, © Courtesy of Skyline Chess
© Courtesy of Skyline Chess

Imagine your city skyline as a chessboard battleground; which landmark would declare itself as the almighty king and who serve as its faithful pawn? Well, according to British designers Ian Flood and Chris Prosser, London’s Canary Wharf, Renzo Piano’s Shard and Norman Foster’s Gherkin would all deserve high ranks while the ubiquitous London terraced house fulfilled the role of the pawn.

After replacing their own standard chess set with 3D-printed models of their city’s landmarks, Flood and Prosser have established the Kickstarter campaign “Skyline Chess” with the hopes of expanding their idea beyond London’s skyline. If the campaign is successful, architectural enthusiasts worldwide will have the opportunity to select any of the world’s most iconic cities (Shanghai vs. Paris?) for an ultimate duel of chess.

Learn more about the campaign here on the Kickstarter.

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Karissa Rosenfield
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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Kickstarter: London Skyline Reimagined as Chess Set" 30 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/422706/kickstarter-london-skyline-reimagined-as-chess-set/> ISSN 0719-8884
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