Ah, the Ishøj House. 23 comments and 30 favourites on Flickr in little over a day. My most popular Flickr photo yet, though Flickr doesn't think so 'cause it's only got 500 views. 50 favourites across my photostream yesterday, would you believe it? I won't get popularity like this again. I strongly doubt I can pull something so unique and well-built as the Ishøj (iss-hoi) House again, sadly.
Here's the backstory. The Ishøj House is very ironic in my MOC-building timeline. I've had project I've been working on for months, but they look like they'll never get finished. Firstly, the third JOHN Collection catalogue, which admittedly will get finished at some point, but I don't currently have the inspiration to barf out a whole scene (and I need three more before my half is done). Then there's my Neo-Futuron project, which I fear I've lost interest in totally. That screwed up because instead of building the next stage in the story, I built the stage after that. So either that sits around until I can get the next stage done, or I switch the order. To tell the truth, I haven't actually finished the stage I said I have 'built'. Darn.
Which is why it's ironic that I managed to create this beauty (don't mean to blow my own horn or anything, but I love it) in two days flat. I had the idea the night before, after seeing Zack's interior and still filled with memories of Denmark, I jotted down TGI (the general idea) in my Moleskine and the next day it became a reality.
The bottom pic shows the alternating windows, which were inspired by the windows on the top floor of the theatre building in Copenhagen:
|Purty, ain't it?|
Similarly, some of the angles on the house are inspired by another Copenhagen landmark, the royal library (Det Kongelige Bibliotek) and its recent addition, the Black Diamond building:
|The original library is the brown building on the far-left|
If I can find someone to lend me space, I'd love to take it to the Brickish STEAM exhibition in October (or something like it)... but until then, I'm thinking of a library or two-story house in the same style. Hmmm...