Delve into the psyche of any architect of a certain age and you'll find a stash of LEGOs. The nubby, plastic modulars pack a default ironic punch. BIG’s take on the LEGO—“a homage to the Danish building industry” and commentary on prefab—is now on view at Storefront. Five housing project models fill the space, leaving not much room to maneuver. The twelve by twelve-foot, 250,000-piece LEGO model is pretty impressive and I am sure I am not the only person to find two, of the 1,000 LEGO people, engaged in a naughty activity. (I had to look. I grew up in the age of Slow House cross-sections and recto verso.)
Glowing like a shot out of Jacques Tati’s 1967 Play Time, the piece is described by the BIG team as: “…an elastic field of peaks and valleys. A thousand plateaus ascending and descending, separating and merging to form a fluid space of private and public plateaus. Combining the rigorous and the adventurous. The box and the blob.” Yeah. Those dirty Danes.