Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Periscope Sculpture

Name of Model: The Red Brick
Created by: SciSKEW Collaborative
Found at: http://peoplesarchitecture.org/brickbybrick/sciskew.html
ArtAsiaPacific and People's Architecture have teamed up for Building Asia Brick By Brick, a series of presentations of original architectural LEGO models. The models are currently on a tour of sorts. Click here for dates and locations of the presentation. The models are being exhibited and soon will be auctioned to raise awareness about architectural presentation in Asia.
To make designing the buildings a bit more of a challenge, the creators of the models have been primarily limited to standard white LEGO Bricks.

Today's pick from this exhibit is this periscope sculpture - which has been designed to make people think about the viewing process from both a child's perspective and an adult's perspective. You can judge for yourself how effective it is at that, but you have to admit that it's one heck of a sculpture. I love how this one combines more architectural elements (The boxier upper section and arch) and more abstract elements (the whimsical lower section). Some cheating was used here for lighting and the periscope's mirrors (at least, I think that they're cheating there - there's always that off chance that DUPLO mirrors are being used there, and I suppose those could be LEGO lights too...). This model can currently be seen in Shanghai, and it will be there (along with the rest of the Building Asia Brick By Brick presentation) through August 4th. The exhibit will be on display in Beijing from August 16th to September 1st, Shanghai from September 6th to the 9th, and Chengdu from the 13th to the 25th.

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