2018 news

all under one roof...
Networker Enrico Bergonzoni's model of the House of One, a unique house of prayer for three religions, can be seen in the V&As exhibition; The Future Starts Here. Designed by Kuehn Malvezzi of Berlin, the building contains a synagogue, church and mosque – all under one roof

serendipitous news...
It was a pleasant surprise to see a Network model in De Museum Rotterdam; a masterplan for the station area bounded by Stationsingel, Goudsesingel, Weena, Kruisplein and Statentunnel.

the first model commissioned by the Abbey for nearly 300 years...
The Westminster Abbey Triforium, aka The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, opened in June. Richard Armiger presented the Abbey model at Buckingham Palace in June 2014

landmarks aplenty...
Collaborator makers Richard and Simon Hamnell are pleased to report that the aforementioned model features in the landmark 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. This, being Armiger's 35th work in 35 years chosen by the Royal Academicians, is a landmark in itself, don't you think?


2017 news

old meets new...
Caring Wood wins RIBA House of the Year 2017, joint project by James Macdonald Wright, founder of Macdonald Wright Architects, and Niall Maxwell of Rural Office for Architecture

for Sir Terence Conran...
New Design Museum, Holland Park, at the old Commonwealth Institute, by John Pawson, European Museum of the Year prize was awarded to the Design Museum in May 2018

great Dane...
Dansk Arkitektur Center, Copenhagen, Four metre model of Inderhavnsbroen Bridge

   - Each first seen in 3D as a physical, tangible miniature by Network Modelmakers -


2017-2018 exhibitions....

'Superstructures: the New Architecture 1960-1990' at the Sainsbury Centre

'Walter’s Way - The Self-Build Revolution' at the Architectural Association Gallery  

'London by Designand 'Design Uncovered' new season at the London Transport Museum

'Palladian Design – the Good, the Bad and the Unexpected' at the RIBA Architecture Gallery

Restored: extraordinary, enormous, 'ancient' plaster model of Ancient Rome, 16.8 metres square


Richard Armiger Biography

Modern House Interview

Design Week



In the first instance, please direct your enquiry to Richard, so that he can discuss your project and make a plan tailored precisely to your requirements.

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries


The Abbey’s triforium is accessible, but only just. Architect Ptolemy Dean has designed a tall, slim but grandly detailed 21st century tower which, when open in 2018, will allow visitors high up within the Abbey to a space normally occupied only by Royal Wedding cameramen. A beautifully-crafted, steamed-beech timber model built by Richard’s teammates illustrates the architect’s proposal. 


Richard was first contacted by the Abbey in early 2014. Thereafter followed an intense six month period of research and design; because for the very best result, the model itself must be designed (not many people know that...). Over time, a palette, configuration and especially, a befitting budget was put forward and then accepted. Yup, even the Monarch will have a budget (not many people know that...).

With a model of this ambition and stature, Armiger's Network married its forces with Millennium. Millennium Models's director Simon Hamnell is a good friend, an ex-Networker, and a 'triple A-list' craftsman. The third, and last key member of the 'lead team' was Network's indispensable, historic specialist George Rome Innes.

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American-born craftsman Richard Armiger presented the Westminster Abbey model at Buckingham Palace, in June 2014. It is the first model commissioned by the Abbey, for the Abbey, in 300 years.

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Thanks to all our clients, especially

John and Catherine Pawson, Sir David and Evelyn Chipperfield, Edward Jones and Sir Jeremy Dixon, John McAslan CBE, Dame Zaha Hadid, the late Sebastian de Ferranti and the late Jan Kaplicky


Thanks especially to my long-time chum, the extraordinarily talented photographer Andrew Putler

Also to Richard Davies, Simon Kennedy, Michael Dyer, Richard Bryant, Gary Withers at Imagination, Nicholas Grace, Victoria & Albert Museum, Roderick Coyne, Teresa Hatton and Angelo Hornak

Thanks too to our many supporters, craftsmen and women, both past and present

Brett Greenhill, Fraser Haig, Daniel Lewis, Cornel Josef, Bob Lachenay, Ian Ellerby, Stephen Bradley, Eugene Smith, Jon Blundell, Grenville Fox, Lucy Askew, Ian Thompson, Peter Oscare, Beverly Namfoe, Steven Lock, Beau Coady, Louis Dante, Desmond Ellis, Vito Giordano, Samuel Kickoff, Sonny Manitoba, Don Khan, Godfrey Voyce, Dean Kanchi, Jonathan Cash, Joseph Gee, Frederica Hale, Alan Klewe, Ade Meonthol, Michael Narcourt, Lai Reen, Robert Olwydd, Francois Prean, Kirsten Quole, Lou Sugar, Christophe Farn, Coop Johansson, Julian Townsend, Maxwell Beckman, Julian Bicknell, Donald Gurney, Richard Thomas, Andrew Jackson, Joao Tomaz, Jenny Grove, Jon Applegate, Mbachi Kaluba, Christian Spencer-Davies, Julian Thompson, Tina Morris, David Armstrong, Roger Hillier, Peter Caller, John Stace, Timothy Kershaw, Robert Hunter, Mel Ehers, Andrew Haggerty, Robert Griffin, Alex Clark, Lee Dickenson, Simon Hamnell, Andrew Jordan, Graham Newell, Ed Engel, Lucy Ognibene, Jasmine Unwin, Derek Sugden, Peter Naulls, Michael Gordon, Michelle Carter, John Whitmore, Abigail Akso, Antoine Journeaux, Chris White

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special tHANKS

Lastly, huge thanks to the AAA-listers...

Simon and Bernie Hamnell, Mark Pimlott, all at VQ, Abe and Betty, D and K Beau, 'Uncle' Bill Ryan, but most especially, all the Lewises (past, present and future), and all 'the departed'






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