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Arndt Schlaudraff's Lego Creations Re-Imagine Renowned Architecture

Arndt Schlaudraff's Lego Creations Re-Imagine Renowned Architecture
Arndt Schlaudraff's Lego Creations Re-Imagine Renowned Architecture, via Instagram
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At last year’s inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, one of the celebrated exhibits was Architecture is Everywhere by Sou Fujimoto Architects, in which the firm used everyday items like staples, boxes, potato chips, rocks, and ping pong balls, coupled with scaled human figures to posit new architectural forms. Operating with the philosophy that “architecture is first found and then made,” the project expresses the firm’s belief that we need not look to typical sources for bold thinking on the formal possibilities of architecture.

Building on this philosophy and using only the white-brick Legos from the company’s Studio Architecture kit, Berlin-based artist Arndt Schlaudraff has created a series of constructions that emulate real-world precedents, but lack their materiality and color. The results are sterilized, scaleless forms restricted by the orthogonality of the interlocking brick forms. These stripped Brutalist and Modernist buildings morph into white-washed facsimiles which allow us to see many recognizable projects with a set of fresh eyes. Posting the completed projects on Instagram, Schlaudraff has reimagined icons like the Tate Modern, Alejandro Aravena’s Innovation Center UC, and the Barcelona Pavilion of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, interspersing them with his own creations and adding another layer of reality distortion to that which is already enabled by the Legos.

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Cite: Vladimir Gintoff. "Arndt Schlaudraff's Lego Creations Re-Imagine Renowned Architecture" 28 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/784347/berlin-based-artist-arndt-schlaudraffs-lego-creations-both-reality-and-not/> ISSN 0719-8884