cyril lancelin imagines symbolic structure made of gigantic rotating bitcoins

cyril lancelin imagines symbolic structure made of gigantic rotating bitcoins

a house made of giant bitcoins 

 

french visual artist cyril lancelin introduces ‘house bitcoins’, a structure concept built right on the line between reality and the digital world. turning the abstract cryptocurrency of bitcoin into a symbolic form and structural element, the french creative has formed a house that opens widely to its surroundings, thanks to its rotating coin facade. through this thought-provoking project, lancelin invites viewers to contemplate whether new financial opportunities will bring new ideas in house design. 

cyril lancelin imagines symbolic structure made of gigantic rotating bitcoins
general view

all images courtesy of cyril lancelin 

 

 

highlighting the marriage between reality and the digital world

 

cyril lancelin has always been fascinated by the border between reality and the digital realm, which allows us to dream up the impossible.  in ‘house bitcoins’, the artist highlights the marriage between the two worlds, using the most abstract currency and representing it through a realized form. 

 

‘cryptocurrency is coming from the abstract world, but it is a great opportunity to finance some digital architectural projects to become part of the real world,’ lancelin says. ‘house bitcoins is part of this journey. it is on the path, starting as a digital idea coming from the metaverse, but ready to be built with traditional material, to make it a unique experience of this transitory time we are now in.’

cyril lancelin imagines symbolic structure made of gigantic rotating bitcoins
general view

 

 

a facade of rotating coins 

 

the house is based on a grid, on which the large bitcoins work as structural elements and as partitions. adopting an open character, the structure incorporates a rotating coin facade, opening towards the surrounding environment. in addition, the movement of the coins infuses the house with vitality. 

 

 

cyril lancelin imagines symbolic structure made of gigantic rotating bitcoins
elevation

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the facade

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the balcony

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interior view

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entrance

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interior view

 

 

project info:

 

 

name: house bitcoins
designer:  cyril lancelin

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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