This week I decided to build something that is common in many residential neighborhoods: the empty lot. In cities like Portland, most older houses have a basement, and when they get torn down, the basement remains.Continue reading Micropolis Monday: Blue House and Empty Lot
After a couple weeks of deviation, it’s time to get back to some houses. I tried a few new things this week and I’m quite pleased with the way they turned out.Continue reading Micropolis Monday: Two-tone and Yellow Houses
After last week’s community gardens, I decided that it was time to add some apartment dwellers. A lot of older cities have small apartment buildings in their neighborhoods, especially on the edges of commercial zones.Continue reading Micropolis Monday: Armory Apartments
This week’s build is a mix of things that I’ve been seeing around, with a cluster of small-and-talls on a on a single, large lot.Continue reading Micropolis Monday: Open Square
Sometimes, I developer will buy two lots and redivided them into three. This kind of thing happens a fair amount in Portland, so I figured that I should represent another kind of urban infill.Continue reading Micropolis Monday: Blue Houses
It’s the beautifully sculpted angles that really caught me on this architectural model. Damien Labrousse did a lovely model of rendering these complex volumes. Click through to see other angles and details!
One of the things that I look most for in LEGO related books is inspiration. There is so much to be learned from examining the work of other builders and sometimes my favorite part of a model is the ideas that I can mine from it. So, it could come as no surprise that I was excited to hear about this book of nothing but ideas, just waiting to be used. Continue reading The LEGO Architecture Idea Book
There is something so architectural and futuristic about these shapes rendered in white on a simple landscape. A lovely piece of nanoscale from Sarah Beyer.
Nannan Zhang is using a clever palette to evoke the colors of an unseen sky in this build. The building itself is a beautiful, clean build, recalling all Westerns of my youth.
This is an older build and sadly Olivier Lego doesn’t seem to be active anymore, but I can’t help but share this microscale build. The limited palette is perfect for the complex texture, instantly readable as classical architecture.