krads: playtime at reykjavik art museum krads: playtime at reykjavik art museum
mar 30, 2011

krads: playtime at reykjavik art museum

‘playtime’ installation all images courtesy of krads

‘playtime’ is a travelling workshop developed by icelandic and danish architectural practice krads in collaboration with danish toy manufacturer LEGO. on show at the reykjavík art museum in iceland during designmarch 2011 the workshop provides a space in which the public can explore and study various architecture themes and principles through LEGO.

up close of the built LEGO land which was the centre piece for ‘playtime’

at the centre of the platform, krads builds-up an architectural scenario out of LEGO with loose pieces of the building bricks surrounding it for the public to interact with the existing structures and experiment with the built forms. being a strictly modular system, the bricks pose a challenging obstruction as only the one medium is allowed in the workshop. at the same time, they are an ideal medium for quickly building up forms and spaces, testing ideas and provide easy assembly and dismantling. a total of 65 kils of lego bricks are used.

aerial view of the ‘playtime’ workshop

krads displayed their own built forms at the cetnre of the platform while loose pieces of LEGO were left for the public to further interact with the structures

up close of krads’ LEGO structures

the public interacting with the installation

videos of other ‘playtime’ workshops are projected on the floor of the museum

general view of the installation


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