Lego Architecture

Originally posted on City Forward:
I saw this post today on Lynn Becker‘s blog, about building the Nagakin Capsule Tower out of Legos: Compare with the original building It’s strikingly similar; and it got me thinking – what influence has Lego had on modern architecture?  Old, ornate buildings like the Taj Mahal require special pieces and a lot of them, but a lot of more contemporary buildings are recognizable even with only basic bricks: Then there’s some buildings that look pretty Lego-inspired.  I searched for an hour today to re-locate a photo I saw of a new art center (or school?) in Chicago, that is basically a short box striped in Lego colors.  (Anyone have any idea what it is?) [will post photo when I finally track it down] THEN there’s an actual fusion of Lego and architecture, in which building design is all at Lego scale, and/or Lego bricks are physically integrated into the building. Exhibit A:  Flickr pool…