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Luis Urculo Recreates Famous Buildings Out of Common Household Objects

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On December 16, 2011 @ 7:32 pm In Architecture,Art,carousel showcase,gallery,Recycled Materials | No Comments

Urculo, who studied architecture and actually knows a thing or two about it, created his “Covers” project to investigate “the domestic non-specialized language of everyday things.” Basically, architecture, buildings, structures, built things are consumable. People buy them, use them and live in them just like you buy and use smaller objects. So Covers [6] is a collection of re-constructed buildings out of everyday objects.

The Spanish artist makes the project more of a performance by filming the sculptures in construction [4]. The methodical assemblage of the buildings harkens to real construction methods, reflecting the precarious nature of building something, the fine details, exact measurements, and the use of materials. Plus it’s fun to watch them under construction like time-lapse footage of a real construction site.

So, can you guess what each building is? Some are pretty obvious, while others are a bit more abstract. The answers are in the following order. 1. New Museum [7] by John Hancock Center [8] by Skidmore, Owings & Merril [9]. 3. Guggenheim Museum [10] New York by Frank Lloyd Wright [11]. 4. National Congress of Brazil by Oscar Niemeyer [12]. 5. Sears Tower by Skidmore, Owings & Merril [9]. 6. Marina City Towers [13] by Bletrand Goldberg. 7. Fallingwater House [14] by Frank Lloyd Wright [11]. 8. Villa in the Forest by Farnsworth House [15] by Mies Van der Rohe [16]. 10. Wozocos [17] by MVRDV [18].

+ Luis Urculo [3]

Via Co.Design [19]

Images © Luis Urculo


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[3] Luis Urculo: http://cargocollective.com/luisurculo

[4] Covers: http://vimeo.com/32530333

[5] http://www.vimeo.com/32530333: http://www.vimeo.com/32530333

[6] Covers: http://cargocollective.com/luisurculo#2415906/COVERS-VERSIONES

[7] New Museum: http://inhabitat.com/2010-pritker-prize-goes-to-sanaa/

[8] John Hancock Center: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock_Center

[9] Skidmore, Owings & Merril: http://inhabitat.com/tag/som

[10] Guggenheim Museum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guggenheim_Museum

[11] Frank Lloyd Wright: http://inhabitat.com/tag/frank-lloyd-wright

[12] Oscar Niemeyer: http://inhabitat.com/celebrated-architect-oscar-niemeyer-turns-104-today/

[13] Marina City Towers: http://inhabitat.com/influx_studio-wants-to-turn-chicagos-marina-city-into-an-algae-producing-co2-scrubbing-powerhouse/

[14] Fallingwater House: http://www.fallingwater.org/

[15] Farnsworth House: http://www.farnsworthhouse.org/

[16] Mies Van der Rohe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Mies_van_der_Rohe

[17] Wozocos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MVRDV_WOZOCOs.JPG

[18] MVRDV: http://inhabitat.com/tag/MVRDV

[19] Co.Design: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665579/watch-this-lady-make-models-of-famous-buildings-using-junk

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