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Win Farnsworth House in Lego

Two lucky AJ readers will win models of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House by commenting on the AJ website or LinkedIn group

Every reader who leaves a comment on the AJ website or the AJ LinkedIn group before June 10 will be entered into a prize draw for one of two Lego Farnsworth Houses (RRP £54.99).

AJ subscribers can comment on any story on this website except for this one - and anonymous comments will not be counted towards the Lego give-away.

The AJ LinkedIn group gives AJ readers the chance to discuss the big issues in architecture with fellow professional and to discuss the magazine and its digital products directly with AJ staff.

The ‘Lego Architect’ explains how Farnsworth was built

‘Farnsworth House celebrates our 10th model in the LEGO Architecture series. As a minimalist “Steel & Glass” modernist symbol of the 1950s, it delicately balances clean lines, volume of space, minimal structure, and expansive glazing, creating an inviting relationship between the natural and built environments.

‘In order to effectively replicate the balance between the refined white structural elements and expansive clear glazing, I started with the smallest cross section I could make for the vertical exterior columns. After several attempts, the most promising turned out to be using basic 1x1 bricks.

‘Everything else essentially fell into place: the inviting steps, the floating floor and roof decks, the understated furnishings and cleverly designed built-ins. It’s fitting that recreating a minimalist symbol of modern architecture was done so with the simplest of LEGO bricks, the humble 1x1.’

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