Areaware Blockitecture - Garden City
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Build the world you want to see with Blockitecture®, a set of architectural building blocks by designer James Paulius. Cantilever and nest hexagonal blocks to create towers, cities and dwellings. Blockitecture® Garden City, our deluxe set, adds pavillions and garden terraces to original Blockitecture forms.
9 x 6 x 6" | 22.9 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm
When I started thinking about the newest expansion of Blockitecture®, Blockitecture® Garden City, I wanted people to create and explore their own world through play. I especially wanted this world to be optimistic, hopeful, and uplifting. It's always refreshing for me to see buildings with greenery, especially in the mostly concrete New York City where I'm living. Integrating this element into Blockitecture® was the most fun and challenging element of this design process. My first iterations were too angular and literal. After looking at architecture in NYC, I noticed the contrast between the contours of the trees with the geometry of the buildings. Taking this cue, I designed the trees to have an organic silhouetted effect.