Photo credit: Chris LaBrooy
Just because the ABC’s are one of the first lessons learned doesn’t mean many an architect doesn’t remember it as one of their favorites, or so it would appear from this collection of buildings from Flavorwire that incorporate letters into their structures.
One could say it’s a particularly elementary form of design.
This typographic 3D design by Chris LaBrooy was inspired by the work of renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando. LaBrooy paid homage to the creator by basing the expressive letter forms of his creation, Tadao, after the architect’s Chikatsu-Asuka Historical Museum, the Honpuku Temple(Water Temple), and the Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum.
Photo credit: Charlott_L
Berlin’s Gardens of the World recreational park is home to The Christian Garden — a structure made entirely of letters. Each character is about a foot tall and is stacked 11 lines high, composed of writing from within Christian and occidental cultures, forming a traditional ambulatory as seen in medieval cloisters. The letters cast ghostly shadows on the walkway, and the text feels spacious and organic despite being made of metal.
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