House of Cards: Tower of Babel - Ground Zero

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    A house of cards- A contemporary tower of Babel
    This project is a living monument to western capitalism. It is an interpretation of capitalism manifested into a theoretically inhabitable tower, presented as a parable much like the original Babel
    The playing card is used as the one building block to create this city. The obsession of the card, the grand yet flawed nature of the house of cards, and the fractal system are all parallels that can be drawn with a western economic system. The card forms the element for a fractal modular architecture. A modular architecture that actively encourages both curves and immense detail while maintaining the properties of repetition and standardisation that allows it to flourish
    This is a grand, immensely dense and ornate architecture. It is essentially a cathedral to man

    Nellie Vin, nikao1, Magick & Tantra, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Sculptura3d 77 months ago | reply

      very intresting work!

    2. Jake Dorsey 63 months ago | reply

      Wow! Thats incredible! love the idea. what was the process?

    3. chrisnb20 62 months ago | reply

      Thanks, It was built in 3d max all from a single component (the playing card) rendered in vray and then photoshoped. The single card was used to create elements made from 5-25 cards. these were tested as physical models then replicated in max. You can see more detail in some of my other images.

    4. LUC/\S b 62 months ago | reply

      this looks real cool. Have any photos of it in the daytime?

    5. rubey152 44 months ago | reply

      yeah nice ART... its not a talent its a gift!

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