Things We Love: Miniature Concrete Village

  • November 24th, 2017

Famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright said that “Space is the breath of art.” Painters imply space, photographers capture space, sculptors rely on space and form and architects build space. As space begins to be captured, enclosed, moulded, and organised, architecture comes into being.

Many celebrated architectural works such as Le Corbusier’s quintessentially modern Villa Savoye and the monumental Salk Institute designed by Louis Kahn, as well as Oscar Niemeyer’s nation defining Brasilia and Tadao Ando’s beautiful Church of Light all have utilised concrete as volume to define the void of space. It is these works (and many others of the last century) that has inspired a set of concrete spaces that, when combined, form a miniature concrete village. 

Mumbai-based design studio Material Immaterial, handcrafts miniature home spaces whereby each piece is an individually complete space inviting users to imagine what could be lying inside.

The studio seeks to advocate and celebrate concrete’s beauty and usefulness in the creation of spaces, especially in the 20th century. Regardless of whether your modular home utilises concrete in its construction, the miniature village would make an excellent addition to any living room space.