Blobitecture…

The Selfridges Building department store, was completed in 2003 with a steel framework, a sprayed concrete facade and 15,000 anodised aluminium discs mounted on a blue background….

Viewed in its entirety, the building was designed to evoke the female silhouette and the famous “chainmail” dress designed by Paco Rabanne in the 1960s. The image illustrates a carefully selected detail of the landmark qualities expected to rejuvenate the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham, England.

Blob architecture aka blobitecture, blobism and blobismus are terms for a movement in architecture in which buildings have an organic, amoeba-shaped, building form. The term blob architecture was coined by the architect Greg Lynn in 1995 during his experiments in digital design with metaball graphical software. Architects derive the forms by manipulating the algorithms of the computer modeling platform.

Published by George Munday Creative

Fine-Art Photographer and Published Writer...

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