Artistry: Right Here Now, Walter Gropius Architecture Built From Ikea Elements

Thursday, August 21, 2014, by Lily di Costanzo
before%20and%20afters.jpgPhotograph via Architizer

Even though the scope of most people’;s Ikea hacking tends to venture no more than a MALM flipped on its side or a couple of LACKs reconfigured as space dividers, artist Jeff Carter has rather taken to the Swedish furnishing giant to recreate 6 buildings from the now-demolished Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, all of which had been created by lauded Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. With the support of a number of flat-pack favorites combined with electric motors, random light fixtures, and even a smattering CD and DVD players thrown into the combine, the Linear Accelerator series reinterprets the original modernist architecture into abstract but recognizable miniatures, all of which can conveniently nevertheless serve as (deeply strange) side tables and storage units. Get a appear at the real buildings matched with their artsy counterparts, under:

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