LEGO: Architecture: Sears Tower
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Inspiration: 100+ years of Architectural progress that occurred in Chicago since the great fire of 1871 that have consequently surrounds us in today's Architecture. Ever since I can remember, I have always been fascinated by the iconic Chicago Skyline. This later inspired me to explore Architecture in hopes of one day becoming an Architect. My only time away from that inspiring Chicago Skyline was during my college years when I received my Professional Degree in Architecture with an emphasis on the Philosophy of Design Theory at Kansas State University in 1996.
Vision: The idea behind Brickstructures, Inc. was born from a concept I developed during my later college years which I termed Artitecture™. This fictitious word was simply created through the joining of two of my most fondest passions: Art + Architecture. Within the wonderful world of Architecture I developed an even deeper more specific passion towards skyscrapers along the sharing / teaching of philosophy & design theories behind these towering marvels.
Challenge: How can I use Art to express & educate the complexity of skyscraper engineering and all the while soften the intimidating nature that most people find Architecture to be?
Solution: Level the playing field with something most of us all grew up with and can relate to no matter who you are or where you came from: The LEGO© Brick.
Imagine - Invent - Inspire: As an artist’s medium, The LEGO brick is not initially thought of as a material typically used in creating art. But as an Architectural Artist, it lends itself perfectly to my applications just as paint to a painter or metal to a blacksmith. I first and foremost do not view my models as literal replicas, but rather artistic interpretations that capture the essence of their sculptural form. Again, my vision is to capture the essence of the architectural & artistic form of the given structure to where my translation almost becomes its pure sculptural form.
- Adam Reed Tucker