Most of us have been privy to the raw power of the best building block in the world: the Lego. They come in almost any size and color imaginable and can help you create just about anything: a castle, a spaceship, a jungle, a bridge…the possibilities are virtually endless. As we grow up, though, we (sadly) don’t get enough time to sit cross-legged on the floor and dream up our next masterpiece. The Museum of Science and Industry out of Chicago, however, understands the world’s affinity for Legos and the creativity they cultivate. Hence their project and exhibit, “Brick by Brick.” … BRICK BY BRICK: ARCHITECTURE WITH LEGOS
Today, Poplar Point is known mostly as a polluted stretch of empty land along the Anacostia that always seems like it’s on the brink of being developed, but for whatever reason, never quite gets there. But not many people remember that, less than a century ago, it was the site of what contemporary authorities considered a legitimate attempt to overthrow the US government. … POPLAR POINT WAS THE SITE OF A POPULIST REVOLUTION
… “Upstairs, the master bedroom is quite large, and also looks onto the street, so you can lie in bed all day and note every single coming and going of all your neighbors. (This is what my dad does, now that he’s retired.) There’s a beautiful walk-in closet with tons of built-in storage, so go ahead and click on that “sock of the month club” ad that keeps popping up on Facebook, you know you want to.”
Many of us dream of living in a spacious home or apartment with big windows, an open floor plan and interesting architectural features like exposed brick or interior columns.
Alas, we are stuck instead in boxy, dark spaces with cheap wallboard and Corian. But the neighborhood is great, it’s close to work and it comes with a parking space, so we don’t want to move.
What to do?
Lego-lovers will undoubtedly flock to the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, this fall. Architect Bjarke Ingels of the firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) said during the museum’s planning stages, “It will be the best museum ever.” If you love free creation with unlimited supplies and all things Lego, you may agree. … DENMARK’S LEGO HOUSE WILL BE OPEN IN SEPTEMBER!