It’s Christmas time and if you have to get a gift for an architect, the list of possibilities includes some quite curious examples. In case you still haven’t chosen anything, take a look at our suggestions 🙂


Geomag is a constructive gaming system, comprised of nickel balls and short sticks with magnets, attached to both of their ends. With these two elements one can make innumerous combinations:


geomag capel

Bucky balls

A set of magnetic balls, which allow for many combinations to be made:


Architecture LEGO includes several original sets, such as Fallingwater and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright:


Ant farm

Ant Farm is a special box full of transparent gel, which ants use for food; it allows one to observe the ant-made structures:

A Book

A book is always a good pick…here are some of our favourites:

Informal: Cecil Balmond

Structure in nature is a strategy for design

The memoirs of Oscar Niemeyer

…more books on architecture

…Merry Christmas! 🙂

6 thoughts on “Presents for architects

  1. Gerli says:


    Do you happen to remember where you got the picture from? Did it perhaps come with an instruction or did you build it yourself?

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