Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with publishers No Starch to supply readers the opportunity to win one particular of 5 copies of a book that explores architectural designs and iconic buildings with Lego.
The guide presents the historical past of seven architectural types like Artwork Deco, Neoclassical and Postmodern, by way of buildings that have been recreated using the interlocking plastic blocks.
Phase-by-stage guidelines aid readers to develop twelve Lego designs such as Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Modernist skyscrapers, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Willits Property, a Brutalist library and a High-Tech train station.
“The official Lego Architecture sets are bestsellers simply because they permit people to knowledge architecture hands-on by recreating famous buildings,” explained Tom Alphin, author of The Lego Architect. “My book runs with this thought, but with the broader objective of exploring a lot of influential architectural variations.”
Relevant story: Lego targets architects with monochrome building set
A model of Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseille – the Brutalist advancement that redefined large-density housing in the 1950s – is featured as the cover image.
Final 12 months, Lego launched a set of monochrome developing blocks aimed at the architecture and design and style community.
Using these blocks, architects such as Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels created Lego buildings for an installation by artist Olafur Eliasson on the Higher Line in Manhattan.
The Lego Architect will be offered to buy from No Starch’s website from September 2015 for \$24.95 (£16).
Competitors closes 3 September 2015. Five winners will be chosen at random and notified by electronic mail. Winners’ names will be published in a long term edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the leading of this webpage. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.