Thursday Salute to Originals: Recreating Iconic Structure with Household Objects

Sears Tower by SOM

Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

New Museum by SANAA

Marina City by Bertrand Goldberg

Wait a second. Aren’t those just stacks of knives, old books (and a weird wig), stereos, and ceramic bowls? Why do you put names of iconic modern architectures next to them?

Yes, indeed, the materials presented are very normal household objects. But the architect/designer of this installation project, Luis Urculo, has just turned normal into wow. In his recently released short video “Covers” (below), a female model carefully reconstructed 10 world-renowned buildings using everyday domestic objects. Every move of the performance and the placement of each object are carefully calculated and manipulated to achieve the best replication of the original architecture.

According to Urculo’s Vimeo description, the concept of “Covers” is inspired by the many musical song covers where “the original is revisited to create something new”. Urculo ventured into this particular art form to create both a contrast and a link between people’s perception of great architecture and common things.

You can watch the whole video here:

Covers/Luis Urculo from Luis Urculo on Vimeo.

Image Credits: luisurculo’s photostream on Flickr