• This juts out too much without enough foreshadowing, IMO - Shadow Viking
  • <3 - P E U F
  • I do agree with you, Peter. There's something about the edge of this form that annoys me, but I didn't want to put it at an angle in fear of looking too much like the Ishøj House. An arch, perhaps?
  • I'm glad someone noticed that :)
  • Oh yeah, that's hot - Shadow Viking
  • Maybe have it slope down to the ground instead? That would give it a nice angle but keep it different from the house. - Shadow Viking
  • This is lovely, sir.
    I'm a fan, that's for sure. - Jalkow
  • Sloped would look superb IMO. - tadashistate
  • Sloped up would be great looking. - brickapolis
  • How are the walls connected? - diegoboy
  • They're not connected at all :P but the two dark grey sections are connected to the ground and these diagonal sections slot right in the gaps. It's a pretty tight fit.
  • I like it as well - Nannan Z.

Kongsholmparken Café

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A small café nestled amongst the woods in Kongsholmparken, a small park further inland of the town of Ishøj. With inside seating for five and two tables outside, the café provides a much-needed pit stop for walkers and nearby townfolk alike.

My second venture into modern Lego architecture. Certainly not as good as the Ishøj House, I'll admit, but I'm quite happy with it anyway. Enjoy!

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  1. P E U F 55 months ago | reply

    Nice pictures and nice MOC of course :)

  2. CrazyBrıck 55 months ago | reply

    Reminds me of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, the Raleigh IBM building, the Dorton Arena, and the old-style microscale LEGO buildings (the ones before studs) all at once! Immense!

  3. Hǻrry 55 months ago | reply

    I do love this, it nestles into the landscape beautifully.

  4. Dastair 55 months ago | reply

    Wow! I'm loving the roof!

  5. Titolian 55 months ago | reply

    I love this so much.

  6. NIRDIAN 55 months ago | reply

    Again with these retro-style avant-garde thingums (I have no idea what I'm talking about :P), brilliant!

    I really like this type of design (although IRL it tends to look rather 'meh') and you especially make it look just shweet! :)

  7. brickapolis 55 months ago | reply

    Fantastic window design here. I'm loving the way that the 2 grey (concrete?) planes intersect.

  8. Johŋ 55 months ago | reply

    I'm not sure... perhaps. Design is more the way I'd like to go, then architecture if I can. It's just that it takes so long to train to be an architect, and I don't want to get sucked into an industrial architecture job.

    Fallingwater is an interesting comparison, I've really liked Frank Lloyd Wright's work for some reason. But I certainly see what you mean with the old Lego one-piece houses, like in the town plan sets... if only I could find a picture...

    Retro, eigh? Ahaha, I guess no matter how modernist I am, people will still see it as retro. You don't need flowing curves and gimmicky shapes for a building to be 'modern', but I suppose my style can seem retro. My favourite designers are all from the 1950s like Jacobsen and Eames. That time in modernism before the 60s came in and made everything colourful and over-the-top, that time when modernism still had the understated, formal mannerisms of the first half of the century.

    Bing! Intersecting planes is the key term! It's almost as if you took the words right off my blog! :D

  9. thebigtubadaddy 55 months ago | reply

    Great little building! It's like the Mies Barcelona Pavillion meets a coffee shop meets Legos. Brilliant! :)

  10. CrazyBrıck 55 months ago | reply


    There's a picture in the DK LEGO book. If you don't have it, I highly reccomend it for inspiration, although most of the subject in the book is pre-2010 City, Castle, or Space, given that City only got very awesome recently. Or was it BrickJournal I found it in? Hmm...

  11. Milan CMadge 55 months ago | reply

    - I wanted to too! But its 7 years - did it as work experience. :O

  12. _Matn 55 months ago | reply

    Great job, John! I just love your style of buildings and it fits so well with LEGO. Beautiful exterior and lovely furniture and appliances.

  13. poncнo☭penguιn [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

    Yessss.

  14. -not_here 54 months ago | reply

    Angles are amazing That roof is Awesome aswell Love the dark grey wall separating The back from the front

  15. orlandodig 53 months ago | reply

    I love your use of windows in all your models I've seen! I was also wondering, on the roof segment, how did you get the smooth plates to stick to both ends?

  16. Johŋ 53 months ago | reply

    I use a simple technique in the middle to join the bottoms of two bricks together. I build the roof in two halves, then in the middle I used old skeleton hands which connect them quite strongly.

  17. Crimso Giger 50 months ago | reply

    This is stunning, especially the work on the windows is awesome. I can see a multi-level building with this frame, would be great - Could also be turned to something "space" easily. Nice !!!

  18. aabcllego 12 months ago | reply

    I quite like module.

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