This Three-Sided Pen is Based on an Architect’s Scale Ruler

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 26, 2016
References: acmestudio & fastcodesign
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban recently designed a refillable ballpoint pen that draws inspiration from an architect's scale ruler. Although many architects now rely on computers to map out their designs, many still prefer the feeling of putting pen to paper. This pen provides a handy solution for draftsmen who need to get their ideas down quickly.

The SCALE Retractable Roller Ball pen is a handy writing implement designed for ACME Studios. The tool is comprised of a retractable ballpoint pen and a three-sided scale ruler. Each aluminium side boasts six different scales so architects can compose technical drawings with absolute precision.

Although the three-sided pen is made for architects, the high-quality writing utensil is perfect for anyone who consistently finds themselves hunting for a ruler while drawing.