Farnsworth House given Lego makeover
April 4 2011
Eschewing concrete for plastic Lego are making available their scale replica in kit form for just £37, although any proud homeowners will have to do all the brick laying by themselves.
The classic 1951 villa was re-worked by Chicagoan architect Adam Reed-Tucker, who recreated the modernist homes striking vertical columns with 1x1 bricks, albeit losing the daintiness of the original.
Tucker mused: “It’s fitting that recreating a minimalist symbol of Modern architecture was done so with the simplest of Lego bricks, the humble 1x1.”
Farnsworth House is but the latest architectural icon to be given a Lego makeover following Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water and Guggenheim museum.
What Mies would have made of the plastic replica is anyone’s guess.
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