taylor walters | February 15th, 2011
“Lego Architecture: Towering Ambition” is an exhibit that captures the imagination of every viewer, and places it into a context with which we are all avidly familiar. The tiny bricks that captured our hearts and minds at a young age, asking us to build and create what we desired, still seem to tug on that same string. //
[ architecture, Bjarke Ingels Group, lego, model, National Building Museum, taylor walters ]
hamza hasan | October 4th, 2009
In the latter half of my high school years, I wondered what I’d major in since my parents really didn’t approve of me being an actor (I would have turned out to be the next Kal Penn or Aziz Ansari). I decided to look back on my life and ask myself what had prepared me to choose a major. As a kid, I loved to play with Legos. I played with them well into middle school, as I am somewhat ashamed to admit. Of course, a talented bricklayer translates to architecture, correct?
My first week at Tech I dropped out of architecture and CFY. A year later, I was back in. It’s funny the way things zigzag from node to node and then all of it turns into a story. It’s not a question of how or why it happens to be so, but a question of the motifs and the face value of these things in that they can affect us. Philosophy rarely affects unless it can take some sort of physical, logical or emotional form.
[ design and philosophy, lego ]