Alexander Brodsky at Architekturzentrum Wien in 2011

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For this architect, there is an indiscernible line between art and building.  Alexander Brodsky studied architecture in Moscow, while working on art installations and drawings both independently and in collaborations with other artists. Brodsky admits that his career path was unconventional, that he felt unready to take on the responsibility of building.  Instead, Brodsky’s approach to architecture is through the lens of art: occupiable, room-sized installations that test spatial and sensory boundaries.

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by Alexander Brodsky © Yuri Palmin; Licensed via Flickr Creative Commons

Having graduated in the 1970s, Brodsky continued working as an artist.  It was not until 2000 that he became an architect.  His architecture reflects a similar approach that his installations have in that it intentionally pushes the boundaries of comfort, creating experiential moments that can turn the elements of the architecture into a work of art.

Tarusa House / Alexander Brodsky; © Yuri Palmin; Licensed via Flickr Creative Commons

Get to know Alexander Brodsky and his work in this video as he prepares for an installation at the Architekturzentrum Wien in 2011 in Austria.

Tarusa House / Alexander Brodsky; © Yuri Palmin; Licensed via Flickr Creative Commons
Cloud Cafe / Alexander Brodsky; Tarusa House / Alexander Brodsky; © Yuri Palmin; Licensed via Flickr Creative Commons
“Night before the Attack” / Alexander Brodsky; © Al-Madani; Licensed via Flickr Creative Commons

Video © CastYourArt, Vienna 2011

Cite: Vinnitskaya, Irina. "Alexander Brodsky at Architekturzentrum Wien in 2011" 25 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=375085>