What does architecture achieve when it can “float” freely?
“I am artist enough to design freely through my imagination. Imagination is more important to me than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world. “
Who does this sentence belong to? What do you think? Or maybe you know her? First come great artists like Pablo Picasso or J.R.R. Tolkien in mind? No! That is a thought by the physicist Albert Einstein. Very surprising statement for a physicist. At first glance…
Because think more precisely: The imagination brings knowledge into living forms, expands our world. Through the imagination we can achieve new colors and nuances in our life.
Architecture miracles of the imagination
We all have well developed imaginations, but many seem to have left them behind in childhood. This is a major disadvantage!
I often look at the children now while they are playing. You fight with imaginary bad soldiers and win important battles against them.
I also wish to be part of their imaginary worlds. They have their own reality in their heads and nobody else has access to it.
Imagination has already worked wonders in architecture. This turns a simple building into a unique work. Architecture is so close to art and yet that is exactly what most buildings lack – imagination. Actually, our built landscape is terribly boring and unimaginative. We all know this – consciously or unconsciously.
Today we want to introduce you to eight architectural projects and an artificially created landscape to show you wonderful alternatives. They are all connected by their original spatial interpretation, the structure, the materials, the functions and the future-oriented thinking. Here the architecture is not just four walls, ceiling and floor. It is much more.
Thanks to the imagination, these examples show completely different possibilities.
The imagination in space
The most typical terms for architecture cannot be used for the apartment shown above. This apartment is not flat and level and does not show any usual symmetry.
The power of imagination brings knowledge into living forms, expands our world
We are actually dealing with a roof that is divided into boxes. This was also assigned the function of a wall. It ensures the stability and existence of the building. But the built-in rectangular shapes bring rhythm and a wonderful shape into the room.
Within this construction there is a very surprising element. Recycled bottles within the concrete shine like little sky lights and create ever-changing shapes on the floor. One can call this roof in itself a masterpiece of the imagination.
The wall and ceiling join together to create an almost unrealistic shape within the large roof structure.
One is led into the inner, odd space by the rhythm of the inner frame and one after the other unmasks one stereotype from the architecture.
The structure is very reminiscent of spaceship constructions
Certainly the work of this architect is more inspiring than the straight walls and the simple construction
On this hill, too, a housing would be enough for one to live there. But the iconic design of the house shown offers much more. You are dealing with a kinetic structure here. It is very reminiscent of spaceship constructions. You have the feeling that you have hit the house shortly before departure. Certainly the work of this architect is more inspiring than the straight walls and the simple construction.
The imagination and the use of the materials
The display surfaces and the entrance become a sculpture when the architecture merges with the landscape.
A housing made of glass provides an entrance and subtly defines people’s path from the outside to the inside
The wall of the building was converted into a changing display area. It changes depending on the wind direction and when looking at it with sunglasses. A housing made of glass provides an entrance and subtly defines people’s path from the outside to the inside. Two materials determine the character of the structures just described – concrete and wood. But these create an impressive contrast and at the same time a relaxed feeling.
The wall of the building has been converted into a changing display area
The swing door is made of the same material as the wall. However, this is almost invisible when closed.
Imagination and function
With the help of his imagination, the architect has created an interior structure that reacts appropriately to the outside world. The walls in front of the windows can rise or fall, depending on the need for light and solar energy in the house.
With the help of his imagination, the architect has created an interior structure that reacts appropriately to the outside world
The flexible nature and the small footprint make this house universal for different weather and climatic conditions.
Yes, in the picture on the left you can see a slide! What is it for here, you ask yourself? Can there be a better, fun, and practical way to get from the home office to the kitchen??
Coloring the future
Did you see the last Tom Cruise film? I thought the film was pretty bad, to be honest. But I enjoyed the architecture. It’s fascinating, beautiful, and strangely functional for the purposes of the film. Above all, it is somehow realistic, albeit for future times.
It’s way above the ground and the bad things that live there. It literally floats above the clouds.
This path runs into the grass, turns and you can only imagine the end of it
Where in the picture above is there architecture, you ask yourself? Nowhere, but this open landscape provokes the imagination in the same way! Do not find?
This path runs into the grass, turns and you can only imagine the end of it. The landscape is reminiscent of fantasy and adventure – both products of the imagination!
One wonders what is around the next corner and the next hill!
As a final word, I would like to include a quote from the book by the author L.A. Chandlar. This comes from the factory Fight to Keep Creativity Alive. She says, “Maybe it is [imagination] a perspective of the heart and openness. It’s looking at and waiting for those stolen moments. But I think it’s about the risk and indecision that keep us from never making decisions and never learning anything new. You have to be aware – through creation you create the bitterly sweetest symphony of life. This is how you can find the small pieces of wonderland that have been left to us. “
Jeff Green Photography, Torsten Ottesjo, Arthur Dyson Architects, Shinberg Levinas Architectural Design, Denilson Machado – MCA Estudio, Princeton Architectural Press, TURETT COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS, NBC Universal, Inc., Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC