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Studio Weave breaks the Lego rules

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Studio Weave’s sprawling Lego city took home the trophy at last week’s London Architecture Festival’s Lego Challenge … despite blatantly breaking the contest’s rules.

The east London practice abandoned the constraints of building within the 2m square drawn on the Royal Academy’s floor, and sent its Lego spreading into the room’s fireplace.

Defending this strategy, Studio Weave founding director Je Ahn told a tale of how the city created on the hearth had been there when they entered the room and they had merely added to it.

The whimsical idea clearly impressed judge Ian Ritchie who exclaimed: ‘We like rule-breakers’. Rivals Ordinary Architecture, Farrells, and Wilkinson Eyre will know the strategy to adopt next year.


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