Colorful hut made of 2,500 LEGO-like bricks invites visitors to return to their childhood

September 7, 2017 by  
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Montpellier’s summer  Festival des Architectures Vives is a fun annual event that sees various architectural installations from emerging designers tucked into various courtyards around the city. This year’s exhibitions are all unique, but one funky hut made of 2,500 plastic bricks brings some vibrant color to the event. Created by Atelier Micromega , La Madeleine is a large cube structure that invites adults and kids alike to explore its LEGO-inspired fun. The yearly event is aimed at fostering the relationship between historic urban environments and contemporary architecture . Every year, various teams of young architects and designers install their unique installations in the city’s many courtyards. The 2017 edition is showcasing ten emerging design firms whose work was designed to reflect this year’s theme of “emotion.” Related: These LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes for just $5,200 Atelier Micromega, whose team includes five young architects, installed La Madeleine in hopes of bringing visitors back to their childhood. Thousands of colorful plastic bricks were used to create the hut, complete with an open-air skylight in the ceiling. Some of the bricks on the interior are interchangeable so visitors can modify the bricks to change the hut’s interior during their visit. According to the team, their design was inspired by nostalgia, “The installation rests on architecture, space and matter to play with our nostalgia. It invites the visitor to be moved by traveling through it, interacting with it, echoing his childhood memories. The smooth, perfect cube refers to adulthood. The world that it contains: evolutionary, creative and malleable appeals to the child, making the space of the cave his cabin.” After the event, all of the plastic bricks will be donated to several child-care facilities around Montpellier as well as the national charity organization, Les Restos du Coeur . + Atelier Microméga Via v2com Photography via Paul Kozlowski  

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Drone video offers sneak peek at BIGs LEGO House, set to open next month

August 29, 2017 by  
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After four years, the long-awaited LEGO House is set to open next month—and we can’t wait! Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group , this larger-than-life LEGO building is a treat for the eyes with its 21 interlocking LEGO-like parts and stunning keystone on top. Set to open to the public on September 28, the 130,000-square-foot building will offer free and paid “experiences” all centered around play and exploration in Billund, Denmark. LEGO’s drone video shot earlier this summer shows off the building near completion. The company recently carried out a “test visit” where LEGO employees and their families were invited to try out the building for the first time. Nicknamed ‘Home of the Brick,’ the museum is dedicate to LEGO-themed experiences in all aspects of the building including its many interactive exhibitions, three restaurants, conference space, store, and 22,000-square-foot public square . One of the biggest highlights is a 50-foot-tall, 20-ton “Tree of Creativity” made of over 6.3 million LEGO bricks. Related: BIG’s LEGO House tops out with opening date in September The Home of the Brick is expected to accommodate 250,000 visitors annually. To keep the center open to the community , the interior LEGO Square will be publicly accessible and select activities will be free to the public. Visitors with tickets can explore the four color-coded Experience Zones, each with larger-than-life interactive exhibits that embody the brand’s “Learning Through Play” philosophy. Advance tickets can be purchased on the LEGO House website . + LEGO House + BIG Via ArchDaily

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The Flatiron Building is the next model in Lego Architecture line

June 2, 2015 by  
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The Flatiron Building in New York City is an iconic landmark that has been at the corner of Broadway and Fifth Avenue for over 100 years. Now, LEGO  has taken the Flatiron and turned it into a buildable, affordable LEGO model . While not quite as refined and detailed as the original, this model has the classic Flatiron shape while lacking some of the windows and other features. Unlike some LEGO Architecture sets, like Fallingwater which retails around $135 and the Imperial Hotel at $79, this set is only $40 and comes with a mere 471 pieces, as well as a nameplate and background information on the building. Via ChipChick Images via Elvert Barnes and Lego Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture building blocks , flatiron building nyc , flatiron lego building , lego architecture , lego buildings

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Teens Use 80,000 LEGO Pieces in Jaw-Dropping Replica of The Hobbit’s Kingdom of Erebor

December 5, 2013 by  
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LEGO Adds Corbusier’s Villa Savoye To Its Architecture Landmark Series!

August 31, 2012 by  
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Le Corbusier ‘s iconic Villa Savoye has just been added to LEGO’s famed Architecture Landmark Series ! The structure, which lies on the outskirts of Paris, France , is a quintessential example of the International style, and perfectly illustrates Corbu’s “5-Points” — an architectural marker that still resonates within modern design today. The real-life home was originally designed as a private country house in 1931, and it quickly became one of the most influential buildings of the 20th century. In fact, tours of the perfectly preserved home are still given today to eager architecture students and enthusiasts looking to see Corbu’s work first hand. The 660 piece design will officially launch tomorrow (for $69.99), and will come with a booklet that details the design and history of the home. + LEGO Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: famous lego buildings , Le Corbusier , lego architecture , lego architecture sets , lego buildings , lego landmark architecture , lego le corbusier , Lego Villa Savoye , Lego Villa Savoye – Corbusier

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Dwell Announces Five Finalists for their Mid-Century Modern LEGO Design Contest!

May 18, 2012 by  
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Our friends over at Dwell partnered with Pacific Standard Time to search for the best architectural LEGO masterpiece for Dwell on Design , and they’ve just announced their five finalists in the competition. This year’s contestants were asked to recreate the classic California mid-century modern home, all in the classic toy bricks . Readers of Dwell voted to select the finalists, and a winner will be selected next month! Read the rest of Dwell Announces Five Finalists for their Mid-Century Modern LEGO Design Contest! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Andrew Black , California mid-century modern , Daniel Castner , dwell , dwell on design , eco design , green design , Kenneth Parel-Sewll , lego architecture , LEGOs , pacific standard time , Rick Viton , sustainable design

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Dwell Announces Five Finalists for their Mid-Century Modern LEGO Design Contest!

May 18, 2012 by  
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Our friends over at Dwell partnered with Pacific Standard Time to search for the best architectural LEGO masterpiece for Dwell on Design , and they’ve just announced their five finalists in the competition. This year’s contestants were asked to recreate the classic California mid-century modern home, all in the classic toy bricks . Readers of Dwell voted to select the finalists, and a winner will be selected next month! Read the rest of Dwell Announces Five Finalists for their Mid-Century Modern LEGO Design Contest! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Andrew Black , California mid-century modern , Daniel Castner , dwell , dwell on design , eco design , green design , Kenneth Parel-Sewll , lego architecture , LEGOs , pacific standard time , Rick Viton , sustainable design

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Melbourne’s Advanced Technologies Centre by H2o Architects Looks Like a Gigantic LEGO Brick

March 22, 2012 by  
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LEGO’s Next Architecture Series Release Will be the Sydney Opera House

February 22, 2012 by  
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Hold onto to your seats because LEGO has just announced its newest  Architecture Series release, and it’s a model of architect Jørn Utzon ‘s iconic Sydney Opera House ! The beautiful design that has become synonymous with both Australia and opera houses is the 12th in the LEGO series, and joins the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water, the Burj Dubai and Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House. So, could getting your design immortalized in block form be the second best thing to a Pritzker? Given how much the world loves LEGOs, there can’t be anything much better than this! Read the rest of LEGO’s Next Architecture Series Release Will be the Sydney Opera House Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture model sets , architecture toys , iconic lego architecture , lego , lego architecture , lego architecture design , lego architecture series , lego sets for architects , lego sydney opera house , sydney opera house

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