Interactive Tactile Model of the Houses of Parliament, London
Standing resplendent in the 'Robing Room' of the Houses of Parliament, this model and plan guides the visitor through the huge complex on the line of the route taken by visitors. Two computers and amplifiers run the commentary, which was recorded in the actual debating chambers and other important rooms within the building. The stand itself was handcrafted to a design by Peter Howell following Pugin's original furniture for the building.
The design of these interactive tactile plans, the Dorcas Project, has been chosen as one of just over 1000 Millennium Products by the Design Council of the UK.
The Dorcas Project is named after 'Dorcas', a Guide Dog who belonged to Eric Sayce, consultant to The Dog Rose Trust. Dorcas died two years ago. Eric now has a Guide Dog called Harry, and one of the Trust's current research projects is named after him.Click here for MORE PROJECTS >>>