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About Paperlandmarks Design Studio

About Paperlandmarks Paper Design Studio

A graphic design studio
based in Cheltenham, the
festival town of England.

We specialise in bringing
joy to all lovers of paper
and architecture.

Our Paper Models

What makes PaperLandmarks to stand out is our intention to stick to the original as close as possible, but at the same time to look at each model as a unique piece of design and leave enough room for imagination rather than give an exact miniature replica of the building. We try to strike that perfect balance between scale and level of detail, the quality of paper, and the ease of assembly.

Some landmarks may look surprisingly when modeled in paper. What might seem a landmark to the general public consensus and what the model depicts could be two different things. For example, when you look at the spires of skyscrapers from the street level, you have only that beautiful recognisable image in your mind. But when this architecture is reproduced in scale with all the volume of the building, it often adds a moment of unexpectancy to that iconic image you have in your head.

Designing a kit which will be assembled by people of various backgrounds constantly reminds us to make this experience technically smooth, but still very exciting. Constructive solutions differ from model to model, but some basic principles remain common for all.

Within our collection you will find paper model kits for different levels of mastery. As a general rule, we recommend these kits for anyone from age 14 as building work requires patience, advanced motor skills and ability to read assembly diagrams and instructions. But we know that there are some younger modelers who have done a great job being supported by their families or teachers.

There are two basic types of PaperLandmarks kits:

Paperlandmarks Printed Model Kits

Printed Model Kits

CUT, FOLD & GLUE - the scoring and cutting pattern is printed on the front side of the worksheets so you can easily cut out the parts and assemble the model according to set-up instructions.

Paperlandmarks Pre-Cut Model Kits diecut dieline paper card

Pre-Cut Model Kits

FOLD & GLUE - no additional cutting is needed since every part is already cut very precisely on the worksheets. The width of openwork frame for some models is as narrow as 1,5-2 mm, so be ready to fold the parts very accurately. Glue should be used only at some crucial spots.

Some of our kits come both in printed and pre-cut versions. And if you are not in a crafty mood but still would like a piece of a paper sculpture on your table, we can build it for you. Just choose what appeals to you the most!

About Us

PaperLandmarks is a creative design studio based in Cheltenham, United Kingdom, with nearly 20 years experience in paper engineering, graphic design, packaging and product development. We share our love for beautiful places and paper by creating fab architectural models, educational craft kits, eye-catching souvenirs and innovative packaging.
Started as a weekend project two decades ago by Imants Čaklais, a professionally educated architect with extensive experience in paper-based packaging industry and a keen interest in history, design, paper and traveling. His passion for artistic expression and fascination with manufacturing processes led to the opening of his own company with architectural modeling at its heart.
From an enjoyable part of schooling it developed into a family run business which now involves paper engineering, graphic design, publishing, product development and packaging; it serves both private and business customers bringing love for beautiful places and papers through architectural models, educational craft kits and gift items.
All our products are brainstormed, designed and tested in-house. We strongly believe in a flexible on-demand manufacturing approach which not only gives our customers a wide range of options and personalised experience but also keeps production minimum and ecological footprint as low as possible. We are happy to work with our business partners who share a vision of responsible and sustainable manufacturing - from paper makers to printers and die cutters both in the UK and overseas.
Shop our collection now or get in touch to create something special together!

Our Brands



Architectural paper models and kits.


Educational paper craft kits for children.


Hexagonal souvenir magnets.


Pearlescent gift boxes for special events.