When Architecture Meets Lego

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KRADS is an architectural studio based in Denmark and Iceland. Their Playtime project makes use of Lego to search for new urban concepts and forms. During the first two months studio participants searched for aspects and potentials of the ultimate European skyscraper.

The research phase resulted in the Open Tower exhibition, a form-exhausting collection of 676 models in scale 1:1000, which are presented as a grid of 26 linear iterations. “This extensive catalogue of possibilities will serve as the first step to a more precise parametrization of the process and a deepened design process on modeling 8 European skyscrapers in scale 1:100”, the initiators explain.