The Fantastically Sculptural Architecture of Cyril Lancelin

July 17, 2017

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The Fantastically Sculptural Architecture of Cyril Lancelin

Fantasy homes require architects with imagination and daring, qualities which French architect Cyril Lancelin clearly has in abundance.

The young architect enjoys blowing up simple motifs such as spheres or arches to comically large proportions before unleashing them to overrun his pavilion-like houses.  The "Sphere" house, for example, is a glass structure with giant white balls which resembles a storage facility for retired Pac-Men.  Cafe S is an open air pavilion supported by a tangled forest of arches, whilst the "Cabins" house uses pyramids and spheres to great effect as standalone pods for different functions.  Those who like tubes will be enchanted by the house of the same name and love the "Cylinder" house, which looks like a bunch of outsized glass test tubes fused together in a laboratory experiment gone wrong.

Practical?  Perhaps not always; but fun?  Most definitely.  Sometimes architecture needs that. 

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