April 12, 2011 § 1 Comment
PLAYTIME WORKSHOP by KRADS (a Icelandic/Danish architectural ensemble) asks of Architecture students to create LEGO structures based on themes like Volume Studies or Utopias (how architectural of them).
They have also been part of a museum exhibition in the reykjavík art museum during designmarch 2011, where the architectural structures where used as a starting point for visitors to interact and built upon.
The concept behind the choice of LEGO is the freedom in form and shape that results from not having too many choices: using one material (the LEGO brick) in one color. Liberated from variety in the medium, the shapes become innovative and dynamic.
I have to admit that I usually find conceptual projects by architects to be pretentious, but this inspired me. Perhaps due to the fact that LEGO was my favorite childhood game. But it has given me motive to go back to it with a new perspective. Now I just need the 65 kg of LEGO bricks that were used in the exhibition. Any donations?