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This Building In London Floats Unbelievably In Mid-Air
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Architecture, Art7 years ago

This Building In London Floats Unbelievably In Mid-Air

Somewhere in London, a 40-foot-long building has ripped itself free from its stone base and lifted itself up to levitate over 10 feet in the air! The architectural feat, located in London’s Covent Garden’s East Piazza, is actually an elaborate illusion staged by artist and designer Alex Chinneck.

He took inspiration for his illusion, dubbed “Take My Lightning But Don’t Steal My Thunder,” from the rich heritage of the Market Building, modelling the look and feel of the illusionary extension on the original 184-year-old Market Building. The structure was crafted entirely out of CNC-cut lightweight polystyrene blocks that were made to mimic the look of stone, and then assembled like a jigsaw puzzle

Chinneck is no stranger to playful architectural illusions. He has a history of turning houses upside down and sliding lazy walls down the sides of massive buildings. He even inverted a 1.5-tonne rotating thatched roof once, balancing it perilously on the tip of a wind vane.

More info: coventgardenlondonuk.com (h/t: designboom)

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abrahamherrera
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7 years ago

green kiosk to the right is bolted to the upper part... the upper part is made out of lightweight foam with a stone-texture,

EdVanDerVoort
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7 years ago

I think Abraham Herrera is right !

威諭 林
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7 years ago

Fantasy art very beautiful building

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abrahamherrera
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7 years ago

green kiosk to the right is bolted to the upper part... the upper part is made out of lightweight foam with a stone-texture,

EdVanDerVoort
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7 years ago

I think Abraham Herrera is right !

威諭 林
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7 years ago

Fantasy art very beautiful building

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