skyline bump   baked architecture by lucas maassen skyline bump   baked architecture by lucas maassen
nov 06, 2012

skyline bump baked architecture by lucas maassen

‘skyline bump – baked architecture’ by lucas maassen image © lody aeckerlin

employing the swell of a giant 30 metre hot air balloon, dutch artist lucas maassen created ‘skyline bump – baked architecture’ – a temporary intervention of eindhoven’s urban horizon. the installation was part of the ‘unexpected interactions‘ project during dutch design week 2012 – other participating designers included maarten baas, nacho carbonell, and la boulleur – where maassen aimed to inject a bold visual feature depicting something between a peeking sun and a cheerful living dome within the dutch city.

the installation was part of the ‘unexpected interactions’ exhibition image © lody aeckerlin

maassen aimed to inject a bold visual feature depicting something between a peeking sun and a cheerful living dome image © lody aeckerlin

the installation would pop up on the landscape every night during dutch design week image © nick bookelaar

a visualization of the concept image © lucas maassen

  • I know that my name is difficult to spell, so could it please be fixed to Lody Aeckerlin 😉
    Thanks in advance!

    Lody Aeckerlin says:

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