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  1. Staslegomaster

    LEGO Architects

    Hi, LEGO Creator fans This is my 3d favorite LEGO series. Some fans advised me to translate from Russian into English my poem dedicated to the 80th anniversary of LEGO. If I mischose the theme, a regulater will choose where to upload it better. Many thanks. First the text is in Russian and below in English. (Sorry I failed to translate using rhymes). Как-то раз, найдя в пустыне лампу с узником волшебным, Человек спросил у джина: «Что ты можешь, дух Вселенной? Знают все про три желанья. Но скажи, на что способен? Быть ли мне в своих мечтаньях безрассудным, осторожным?» - «Больше узник я не лампы, а хозяйских предпочтений. Для меня оковы – рамки человеческих стремлений. Я способен сделать явью всё, что можешь ты представить. А взамен молю от власти, данной мне, меня избавить. Отпустить на волю джина, пожелать ему свободы. Как не счесть песков в пустыне, так бессчетны рабства годы.» Чем окончилась легенда, то века не сохранили. Только люди мир волшебный в мир игры преобразили. Все когда-то начинали с разных кубиков, мозаик. Что не в силах дать детали, то мечтою дополняли. У детей воображенье заменяет силу джина, Заключая мир волшебный, словно лампа Алладина. И конструктора коробки умещают всё на свете. Всё, чем полон ум ребёнка, чем живут не только дети. Ведь ещё игрушки могут стать коллекции началом, Если с возрастом простого увлеченья станет мало. Много лет в наборах разных сочетания деталей Формы новые давали воплощениям фантазий. И теперь ищу с надеждой где-то что-то понемногу. Знаю точно, есть на свете те, кто в этом мне помогут. Те, кого совсем не знаю, у кого осталось что-то, А теперь лежит в завалах, да заняться неохота. Без разбора, в беспорядке позабытые наборы По углам теперь пылятся месяца и даже годы. Дать вторую жизнь предметам, отслужившим как забава, Я могу, как архитектор, что в руинах видит славу. Чем они когда-то были, подсказать способна память. Только люди не щадили в безрассудстве даже камень. Парфенон, шедевр древний, не стихией был разрушен – Тем, что стал служить военным складом пороха для пушек. Как-то раз ядро шальное крышу крепкую пробило, И строенье вековое взрыв потряс ужасной силы. Реставраторы стремятся много лет в науках разных Отыскать все те богатства, что в веках утратил разум. Где истоки их стремлений, интерес к архитектуре, Красоте былых строений и создавшей их культуре? - Может быть, лишь в давнем хобби, изменившим жизнь с годами. Ведь бесследно что проходит? Всё хранит в глубинах память. А из них порой всплывает что, казалось, позабыто, Словно семя, пробиваясь из земли, куда зарыто. Непредвиденные всходы, незаметные вначале, Дать оно порою может там, где их уже не ждали. Так и детская забава, то, что было лишь игрою, Может в жизни быть началом много большего порою. И пластмасса станет камнем, а инструкции по сборке – Чертежами разных зданий на совсем не детской стройке. 24.01. 2012 To LEGO Architects (1932-2012) Once, having found in a desert a lamp with a magic prisoner The man asked the jinn, “What can you do, the spirit of the Universe? Should I be reckless or cautious in my dreams?” - “I am less the lamp’s prisoner than of my master’s wishes. My bondage are limits of human aspiration. I can make real anything that you can imagine And in exchange I beg you to free me from the power given to me, To let free the jinn, to wish him freedom. As one can’t count sands in a desert, so are my slave years countless”. How did the legend finish that wasn’t preserved by centuries. Only people turned the magic world into a game world. Everyone once started with toy blocks & puzzles. What couldn’t be made with blocks, that was completed by a dream. Children’s imagination is equal to the jinn’s powers, It includes the magic world as Aladdin’s lamp does. And the toy bricks boxes hold anything in the world, Anything that is in a child’s mind, and not only child’s. Because toys can start a collection If later a simple hobby is not enough. During lots of years different blocks Gave new forms to realization of imagination. And I still search for something somewhere, little by little. I know for certain, there are people in the world that’ll help me. Those whom I don’t know at all, but who has something But that is in hips – not needed any more. Promiscuously, indisorder, forgottensets Are in the corners, dusted – for months & even years. To give a second life to things used as pastime – That I can do as an architect who sees glory of ruins. What they used to be, our memory can suggest. But people didn’t spare even stone in their recklessness. Parthenon, the ancient masterpiece, wasn’t destroyed by elements But by being used as a military warehouse of gunpowder. Once a cannon-ball broke the strong roof And a terrible explosionshook the ancient building. Restorers have been trying for a lot of years to find In different branches of science the treasures lost by memory. Where is the source of their aspiration, interest for architecture, For the beauty of gone buildings & the culture which created them? - Maybe it is only in this hobby which gradually changed the life. Nothing passes away without a trace. Everything is kept deep in our minds. Sometimes we recollect long forgotten things. So a seed forces its way through soil. Unforeseen corn shoots, invisible at first, Cansproutsometimesunexpectedly. So a childish pastime, being only a game Sometimes can be a beginning of something more important. Then plastic will become stone and assembling instructions - Draughts of different buildings at a real construction site. 24.01. 2012.
  2. Hello my Friends, My MOC is Architecture Series Taipei 101 Tower, for full photo please click my Flickr link, https://www.flickr.com/photos/hasskabal/with/6885582390/ Please Support my Design on LEGO İdeas, https://ideas.lego.com/projects/85996 Thanks Everybody...
  3. This modular castle system is based on 4x8 and 8x8 modules. They are designed to connect in all 3 dimensions so you can build walls, towers, keeps and fortresses. Below is an example of a smaller castle that you can build the interchangeable modules in about a Minute (minus the time for the decorations). Modular Castle Two Towers by Michael Kalkwarf, on Flickr Pictured below are the room modules. They connect to each other by using the pair of Lego Technic pins on the side near the top or by stacking them. They can be placed directly on top of each other or offset by half a module (4x8) [Herurl=https://flic.kr/p/AfPp6R]Lego Modular Castle room modules[/url] by Michael Kalkwarf, on Flickr Here are various versions of the half or 4x8 battlement modules. They clip into the top of any room, balcony or bridge module. Lego Modular Castle Half Battlement modules by Michael Kalkwarf, on Flickr The modules below are the bridge and balcony modules. They each come in half, 4x8 and whole 8x8. These connect to the room modules using the pair of Lego Technic Pins. Once connected they extend the top surface area and allow you to place any room or battlement module on top. Lego Modular Castle balconies and bridges by Michael Kalkwarf, on Flickr To see a video demonstration of this system go to Below are a front and back view of a hybrid of the balcony and bridge modules. They use the pair of Lego Technic pins to clip into the corresponding pair of pin holes on any room or bridge module. These match the floor level of the module above to allow a decorative balcony or curved battlement. Lego Modular Castle curved battlement and balcony by Michael Kalkwarf, on Flickr If you want to top off a tower with a decorative roof instead of a battlement, the roof and height extender module go together well. Lego Modular Castle roof and extender by Michael Kalkwarf, on Flickr Next is a view of the bottom room modules. Here is a front and back look at 3 different versions. The one in the center is a corner piece. Typically these bottom room modules are used to form the bottom level of your castle. These modules also have the Lego Technic Pin holes that allow you to connect any two modules together. Lego Modular Castle bottom Modules by Michael Kalkwarf, on Flickr Below are 2 different whole or 8x8 battlement modules. These can be placed on top of any room module, bridge or balcony. Lego Modular Castle whle Battlement Modules by Michael Kalkwarf, on Flickr Here is an example of a larger castle that you could build using this modular system. Lego modular castle 16 by Michael Kalkwarf, on Flickr Here are a couple of smaller ones. The possibilities are endless. Modular Lego Castle two watchtowers by Michael Kalkwarf, on Flickr Modular Castle Central Tower by Michael Kalkwarf, on Flickr If you are interested in seeing more castles built from this system as well as how the modules connect to each other. There are more pictures on MocPages. http://www.mocpages.com/mocs.php?id=120740 I have submitted this modular Lego castle system to Lego Ideas as the Kingdoms Modular Castle. If you like this system, please vote for it. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/116214
  4. The Ruins of St.Paul's is the ruins of a 16th-century complex in Macau including of what was originally St.Paul's College and the Church of St.Paul, a 17th-century Portugese church. Today, the ruins are one of Macau's best know landmarks. In 2005, they were officially listed as part of the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Macau is to the west of Hong Kong. It only takes you an hour to go there from Hong Kong by jets. For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruins_of_St._Paul%27s
  5. Hello, this is set 4000016: LEGO Billund Airport, a limited edition - 10.000 pieces (Architecture). Only sold in the Lego Shop, Billund Airport, if you leave Denmark. And: A really fine set! And images of this fine set you can find right here. Have a nice weekend Andres
  6. moctown

    [MOC] In nomine patris

    Hey everybody, today I'm comin' up with my latest creation, which is equally my second moc of a church. My 1st one was built in 2013 and it was designed as a mini modular. This one is much bigger, but it's also executed in microscale: You may find some similarities to any real examples of archtecture, but there is no original one for it - it's a freestyle model. The model consists of round about 3.500 pieces and overall it took me around 9 months to get it complete. In this case I could'nt resist, doing a little photo editing, to get an old-styled look ... ... and when it's getting dark, I turn on the interior light : That's it for now. So, feel free to leave any comment and tell me, what you think about it! Thx & so long, Jens
  7. Hi all, after some time I finally found the time to take at least some pictures of my Architecture model of Cologne cathedral. First of all: some facts about it: Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) General information: The Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in the centre of Cologne. The construction commenced in 1248. Leaving unfinished, it was halted til 1473. In the 19th century the work started again and the construction was completed, defined on the plans from 1880. Concerning to those plans the Cologne Cathedral measured a length of 144.5 meters and a width of 86.5 meters. This Gothic cathedral is the largest church in Northern Europe. The height of the two spires, which give the largest façade of any church in the world, is registered with 157 meters. It is located 250 meters beneath the River Rhine where the former Roman city boundary was located. Since 1996 the Cologne Cathedral belongs to the UNESCO-cultural heritage. Overview: The front: History: In 1164, the Archbishop of Cologne (Rainald of Dassel) acquired the relics of the Three Kings which the Holy Roman Emperor had taken from the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio (Milan). Those relics had a great religious significance and because of this there had to be a “proper house” for them. The foundation stone was laid in 1248 by the Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden. The eastern arm was completed in 1322 and sealed off to the rest of the construction to ensure its use. In the mid 14th century work on the west front commenced, but halted in 1473. The south tower was completed up to the belfry and for the next 400 years, the skyline of Cologne showed a crane at top of the Cathedral. During the 19th century the construction was completed. This was achieved by civic effort and, in 1842, the “Central-Dombauverein” was founded. It raised two-thirds of the costs while the Prussian state supplied the remaining third. It was finished in 1880 resuming to the medieval plans and rediscovered façade plans from 1280. The front of the west side was completed in 1911. With the 19th century romantic enthusiasm for the Middle Ages, and spurred on by the discovery of the original plan for the façade, it was decided, with the commitment of the Protestant Prussian Court, to complete the cathedral. It was achieved by civic effort; the Central-Dombauverein, founded in 1842, raised two-thirds of the enormous costs, while the Prussian state supplied the remaining third. While World War II, the cathedral suffered fourteen hits by bombs. It was not broken completely so the Cologne Cathedral stood very tall to the flattened city. The cathedral was, in later years of the war, used as navigational landmark which may be the reason that it was not destroyed completely while World War II. Repairs of the building were done around 1956. World Heritage Site In 1996, the cathedral was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List of culturally important sites. In 2004 it was placed on the "World Heritage in Danger" list, as the only Western site in danger, due to plans to construct a high-rise building nearby, which would have visually impacted the site. The cathedral was removed from the List of In Danger Sites in 2006, following the authorities' decision to limit the heights of buildings constructed near and around the cathedral. As a World Heritage Site, and with its convenient position on tourist routes, Cologne Cathedral is a major tourist attraction, the visitors including many who travel there as a Christian pilgrimage. Visitors can climb 509 stone steps of the spiral staircase to a viewing platform about 98 m (322 ft) above the ground. The platform gives a scenic view over the Rhine. Minifig in front of the Cathedral/in front of the Burj Khalifa and "the Walker": You can find more pictures here: The background information about the Cologne Cathedral was taken by wikipedia.de / wikipedia.com
  8. Jet

    [MOC] Modern House 04

    Here's my latest addition to my Modern House Buildings
  9. flailx

    [MOC] Lion Building

    My first street modular. This is a 16 wide structure built in the modular style. It has 3 floors. The front exterior is finished but it has no interior and the back is incomplete. It's still a WIP. Please go here to find other views. Thanks for looking!
  10. What is your favorite Lego Architecture set? I love the Lego Architecture Series and have built almost every model. I just completed an article on my blog where I've identified my 5 favorite sets under 50$. I'd love to hear what other fans of the Architecture Series think. LINK: http://tomalphin.com/2014/03/top-5-lego-architecture-sets.html Some questions I'd love to hear your thoughts on: How many people on this forum have built most of (or all) of the sets in this series? What's your favorite set? What most important for a great set in the Architecture series? Realism, advanced building techniques, great parts selection, the instruction booklet, size of finished model, price? Sincerely, ---tom
  11. Hi all, Few months ago, I realised this MOC for the TechLUG forum. I enjoyed very much to reproduced this building, so I decided to promote it and create it in lego IDEAS website (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/115929). I Hope you like it as much as I liked create it. The German Federal Chancellery is a recent building with many interesting details. You can find much details on the history of the building on the wikipedia page here : https://fr.wikipedia...dérale_(Berlin) unfortunately it seems to be unavailable in english... It as in the same line that the Paul Loebe Haus, the Federal Parliament which I made previously (http://www.techlug.f...it=chancellerie), but it is another story... I tried to enumerate all the particularity of the building and reproduce with accuracy on my model, I will show you them in the end of the topics... My model, main entrance : River side : Birds eye view : Archs : ---- MORE DETAILS / COMPARISONS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Size, scale from birds eye view : Each side building is made with "glass cubes" : 3 cubes placed side by side / 1 empty space / 1 cube / 1 empty space / 3 new cubes It is the left side construction. The right aisle is cut by the Spree river. The left side is finished by a thin piece of concrete with a hole on the side. I tried to reproduce that. It is not as round as expected. The main problem is in the fact that I made a ground with 2 plates height max to respect the architecture standards. Each side aisle has on its face a groove in the concrete. I made them with the brick 2x1 with groove http://cache.lego.co...5/2/4264360.jpg Each side aisle start with a gable end In the interior side of the aisle, there are large windows In the middle of the main entrance, there are 3 flags. I used the same trick that in the 21018 UN HQ set. The main entrance has many artistic concrete parts. I tried to be accurate, but it is not easy because of the dimensions. Behind these parts, the entrance with round concrete on the first floor The main building is higher than the side aisles and has two big windows archs These archs are just under the roof. the roof is round with 2 triangles of thin concrete On the rear of the building, a nice garden with trees on the sides Here is details of some constructs ideas : the first floor : The rear aisle windows : trees : I hope you liked it, I read all until here ! Your C&C are most welcome... and maybe your support on Lego ideas website https://ideas.lego.com/projects/115929 ;)
  12. cesbrick

    Point Dume Residence

    Exquisitely architected to facilitate the ultimate in seamless luxury indoor/outdoor living without equal, the Point Dume Residence features a stunningly crafted open design that includes an infinity edge pool and a private beach creating a distinctively extravagant private luxury lifestyle experience, rivaling some of the very best resorts in the world. • Name Point Dume Residence • Price: 5000 - 6000 $ per week depending on season • Type Single Family Home • Floor Area 12,000 sq. ft. (1,114.85 m2) • Construction Area 16,447 sq. ft. (1,528 m2) • Levels 3 • Completed 2011 Roadster not included Was getting a little tired of doing crooked houses, so I took a break on those... :) Enjoy! Point Dume Residence Point Dume Residence Point Dume Residence jghgcfgh
  13. Someone in my LUG asked me to try Urbino - so here it is - dedicated to all Italianos who are on Eurobricks. Ciau!
  14. The LEGO architecture series is a Landmark thing and it is very unlikely they would release something from Austria, since our fame comes more from Mozart and classical music. Nevertheless I tried to find one buiding, that would represent typical Austrian architecture and which I could transfer to a useful scale, to stand at least a bit of a chance that it would be relesased as LEGO Set. The more famous Castle of Schönbrunn is to wide and would be far too small in height. The Gloriette is mainly beautiful because of sitting on top of a hill. Perhaps the Riesenrad would do, but then, transferred to a miniscale it would look like any ferry's wheel. The Upper Belvedere is home to a world famous painting, The Kiss by Gustav Klimt and thus one of the most visited castles in Vienna. Hope ya like my Version of it. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/115271 @ Pandora: sorry, didn't know, thanks for puttin' it right
  15. I’d like to kick off with one of my (sort of) master pieces. At least some of my local LUG like it and it was displayed at our local LEGO store. It is a railway stop in Vienna, actually an underground-station of the line U6, but situated above floor level. The architect of the original building was Otto Wagner https://en.wikipedia...iki/Otto_Wagner, world famous for Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) in Vienna, Austria. It is my least „micro“-scale building I’ve ever built, the scale is approx. 1:100. I’ve tried to show as much detail as possible and it showcases each and every door and bench. Just in the wings I had to reduce the number of windows from 8 to 6, to keep the symmetry with the archs below. The roof rests like with the original building on the green stands, so they are functional even within my model. For the Nouveau-Art ornaments came mixel-teeth in quite usefully, as well as the round 1x1 mini-tiles. (klick to enlarge) Here’s a view into the building with the platform, therefor i removed the roof on one side. However, I did not add a train, because I’m more interested in architecture than in trains.
  16. Hi everyone, although this site has EURO in its name i’m quite surprised to find so many here from all over the world, which makes the pleasure to join in even bigger. I’m from Austria, from the very heart of Europe and not to be mixed up with the land of kangoroos from downunder ;-) Austria is most famous for Mozart and the Blue Danube (which is not blue at all). I live, as one quarter of all Austrians in its capital, Vienna, where I am member of the local LUG „LGOe“. Our german-written homepage, which contains also a forum, would be www.lgoe.at. I’m in LEGO since childhood with the common long time of (nearly) not touching a brick until the day, when my boy set foot into our world (2008). Then I started to rebrick my old sets, but in the meantime, with all the new parts that have come with the new sets, I became a MOCer. My favorite subject when MOCing became Microscale, since I don’t have a house and space to keep parts and buildings is rare. When LEGO started the Architecture-Series I decided to turn Austrian buildings into LEGO-Microscale, I usually try to minimalize as small as I can without losing the things that make up the special approach of the original building. Thus I try to keep the proportions but overdo some important details - but you will find out yourself when i post the pictures. Another microscale I started together with another man of my LUG is a Microcaletown called Teensietown, which has indeed a spezial mix of scales but all together it looks quite pretty and it is growing exorbitantly fast. I’m a denier of most modern time tools and have neither accounts on facebook nor flickr. I will share my pics only in this forum or the one of my Austrian LUG. You may have noticed, that English is not my mother’s tongue. When writing in English I use to do it in a sometimes all too poetic style, so please accept the poetic license in my very words. Thanx!
  17. Hey, all. It's been a while. I moved during the summer and my Lego collection sat in a cupboard for a while, so I only just got the bug again. After a Technic scale futuristic jet plane last year, I decided on a more 'traditional' architecture-related project this time around. It's early days but I'm doing a minifig scale medieval cathedral in the European gothic style. My main source of inspiration is the Kolner Dom in Cologne but for obvious reasons I'm having to make a few compromises - even at minifig scale, it would be physically too large to fit in my living room! I hit on the idea of doing it in a 'modular' fashion: minifig scale, with more detail than the commercially-produced Castle-era Lego sets but still smaller and made in sections. I reckon it'll be around a third of the size of, say, Notre Dame or Cologne from a minifig's point of view. Photos so far are on Google Plus...I'll add them to Flickr or something when each phase is completed. So far I've worked out the general floor plan, the cross-section shape of the nave and side aisles and the general shape of the buttresses outside. Apologies if any of the technical terms go over you head - I've had to give myself a crash course in architecture and engineering! The question I have right now is about the side-aisles (Re: the cross-section pic below). Church buildings of that era have a big span across the tall central area, but in the larger ones the lower side aisles are each divided into pairs of arches like this. I'm currently working to a simpler design with the side aisles made up of just one arch each, so I'm torn between a more conventional 'three arches' layout that's easier to build, or a more complicated arrangement of five, as in Cologne or Notre Dame. It's something I need to decide before going any further. Thoughts? Advice? Is this thread even in the right forum?? Anyhow, it's good to be back and feeling inspired to build something again!
  18. A modern art gallery building to celebrate our beloved HM birthday. Check out my Bruneibricks flickr for more images. Or you can add me on my instagram: chunjetlee
  19. For the Techlug Architecture contest devoted to official residences, I choose to build a modern presidential palace : the palace of the Dawn (Palácio da Alvorada) located in Brasilia in Brasil. This for two reasons : first, I found it absolutly great and second, to honour the memory of the famous brasilian architect Oscar Niemeyer who past away nearly one year ago. Oscar Niemeyer is world wide known as being the designer of most of the official buildings of the new capital Brasilia at the end of the 50-th but he was also one of the architect of the ONU headquarter. The first achieved building in Brasilia the 30 june 1958 was this palace of the Dawn located far away from the administrative and politic centre of the city near the Paranoá lake as shown by this aerial view. It became rapidly one icon of the modern brasilian architecture and the symbol of the technical and cultural brasilian progress of the 50-th. To the question about the reason of its name "Dawn", president Kubishek answered : "What is Brasilia else than the new dawn for Brasil ?". The palace of the Dawn is the official residence of the presidential family but he or she works into the Planalto Palace The particular shape of the outside main pilars of the palace has been used into the symbol of the town. These views allow to see its structure with these pilars supporting a flat roof and with it walls of glass. The inside consists into 3 levels. 1. An underground level having a large garage and a movie room. 2. The main level having large rooms (and mirrors as walls) delimited by two large room at both sides. A red ramp gives acces to this main level from the main entrance (note the high contrast between the grey floor at the ground level and the wooden floor of this main level). 3. An upper level consisting mainlyof private appartments splitted by a mezzanine. A bridge, over the road giving acces to the garage, allows to go directly from the palace to a chapel. Front of the building are two water pools separated by the access to the main entrance : the right pool includes a sculture consisting of 2 statues. The backside of the domain includes a large swimming pool and a large park up the border of the lake. This palace is well suited for receiving important people like B. Obama. Sources : http://www.webflakes...cio-da-alvorada http://www.moderndes...r-niemeyer.html The so particular pilars of the building are build using a few parts including ski sticks. My MOC is a reproduction of the palace and the chapel integrating the two pools and the sculpture In order to not have an empty translucide building, I have included the main structure of both upper levels with the two extrem large rooms, two private rooms and the main entrance space with the red ramps and with the mezzanine (the private appartments are suggested by small rooms). This video shows the building steps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0QkBmZytA4 and this other video shows it from all sides http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QwDuEKR7Po A few pictures of the MOC. The roof can be removed to exhibit the inside. The visitors of ExpoLorraine (9 and 10 novembre) in Nancy could see it in "avant première". To end this presentation, a picture of Oscar Niemeyer walking into the palace. Hope you enjoyed the visit.
  20. niteangel

    [ MOC ] S Villa

    I am thrilled to know that my entry to the Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong 2015 LEGO Competition was shortlisted! This year, the topic is "Ideal Home (Interior Design)" (weird title with the confusing brackets, I know!), and since I like building houses, I thought I might give it a try this year. The show ended two days ago and while my submission did not get into the top three, I still got 4th in the judge scoring and I am already happy to be on the stage this year with the other awesome builders! My build is called "S Villa" (previously named Box iN during submission), which is my dream home in the brick city. The design is based on the concept of a garden. To me, home should be a place separated from the hustle and bustle of the city. Instead of being trapped inside another building, the occupants probably want to have their own personal outdoor space, meaning a garden. Therefore, the concept is a central garden with rooms arranged around it. Above is the program of the house, with different rooms arranged around the garden. Here is the final look of it, showing its front facade: The center garden is here, with some pebbles forming a loop path: The arrangement of rooms start from the living room, which is directly facing the garden. It is first place I enter when I arrive home, and I want this to be a relaxing place without TV to distract me. Further in is the kitchen and dining area, the latter which extends out to share the same garden view: The opposite side of dining room is the corridor leading to guest toilets and back door, where you can reach the garage. The staircase forms right above the main entrance, and I refuse to use a stacking type of staircase so that the staircase is like a room itself, creating a middle platform as a buffer to the upper private rooms. The black box, which is my studio, is located at the first stop of the staircase. Inside there are my desk and personal theater. Now this is the place I enjoy TV shows and movies. Going further up is the bedroom and lavatory. If you see closely, you will see I put the rooms that require quiet space, ie dining room and bedroom, away from the street, using the staircase circulation as the buffer separation to kill any noise from outside. The bedroom is a simple one, with an extended balcony next to it. My concept of monochrome design comes from the idea that a building can be simple and neutral-colored so that people focus on its form and shapes. All the colors then come from the inside, where people live, because life is colorful. Without us, there can be no color. We, are the colors. The space underneath the black box is recessed in as a garage. I also made a little extention behind it to put the tools for the garage. S Villa is the house for me and my wife, and the name contains the first letters of our names. Originally it was named "Box iN" during the submission since the idea is about the inner garden. With this design, I hope to inspire people that a house can be simple in geometry, and also functional in use. Hope you enjoy this building and its architectural concepts! More photos at:
  21. kinggregus

    [MOC] Brighton Pier

    Hi Guys, I am glad to post something which belongs into this forum. I have recently build a portion of the Brighton Pier in Lego. I thought it would be interresting to try my hands at an actual building for once. Hope you like it! Side View: For those of you who are interrested to know how the building holds together, here is the back view: Last pic:
  22. HenrikLego

    WIP: Wilberg Atrium

    About two years since I finished House of Literature in Fredrikstad. My next Architecture-style building is Wilberg Atrium, also from Fredrikstad and by the same architect. 5121 pieces. Almost finished now, just some minor adjustments before I start to order parts. The real building:
  23. Hey! Today I want to present my newest creation. It is the k.u.k. Burgtheater in Vienna. I used about 18.000 bricks and it took me about 150 hours to build this model. This year it is the 150th anniversary of the Vienna Ringstraße. In our LUG many of us decided to build one of the famous buildings from the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy situated besides the RIngstraße. I chose the Burgtheater as you can see on the pictures below. Hope you enjoy! Burgtheater front by kofi, auf Flickr Burgtheater right side by kofi, auf Flickr Burgtheater back by kofi, auf Flickr Here is an picture of the original building:
  24. Deep under the icy mountains of Marden, a cold planet at the edge of the galaxy, Kawashita Group create a new laboratory for studying the depth of geology... A few minutes before, he had spoken with the board, the CEO in person, Narbilu, and the Second Branch Executive, Mister S, they were really pleased by his work there and looking forward to the experiments that will be carried on. "The CEO is happy by our works, men!" he announces entering the first room: the laboratory was carved in the cold stone of the mountains of Marden, some rooms had been covered with concrete and plastic, others had been left rough. There were laboratories and storage rooms, dorms and rest rooms; the laboratory could house a few dozens of people, from the security personel to the scientist in charge of the experiments. Alexander announcement was welcomed by the satisfied comments of his crew, they had worked hard to prepare everything within the limits set and now it was recognized their effort. Now the laboratory is ready to starts its work... = = = = = = = = = = Here we are with my build for the Tecnology Tree and about Geology! I hope you'll like it! Enjoy!!!
  25. Hi there! Ever since I built the Frauenkirche Dresden last year I was hooked on Architecture scale. This year I wanted to push the limits that this scale creates even further. When I visited friends for their event in Norway I wanted to show something new next to my old church and settled on the Santa Maria della Salute, an iconic church from Venice, Italy. I spent so many summer vacations in Italy and almost every year we would venture into Venice - this church surely left a lasting impression. Santa Maria della Salute, Venice by Markus, auf Flickr This also won me a nomination for Best Small Building at Brickworld 2015 :) We're heading back to Europe today though :( What do you think? Also, any thoughts on the presentation? Best Markus