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LEGO Architecture Studio 21050 Playset | Buy-Now!

  • Release your inner architect and explore a world of endless creative possibilities
  • Includes 1210 white and transparent LEGO bricks, sorting trays and an inspirational 272-page guidebook
  • Guidebook written in collaboration with leading architects and edited by Christopher Turner
  • Use the monochromatic bricks to help you learn the fundamentals of architectural design in a LEGO context
  • Endorsed by REX architecture, Sou Fujimoto Architects, SOM, MAD Architects, Tham & Videgard Arkitekter and Safdie Architects
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Throwback Thursday: Banque Lambert

This year we celebrate the golden anniversary of Banque Lambert, SOM’s first major building outside of the United States for a foreign client. The commission from the Brussels-based financial institution Banque Lambert also served as one of SOM architect Gordon Bunshaft’s first experiments with the expressive qualities of pre-stressed concrete. Here a load-bearing concrete facade cantilevers beyond the ground floor’s glazed perimeter, and viewed alongside the slightly tapered roofline, the facade’s sculptural pins and tails almost seem to float.