Children’s world versus adult world

  • Maykel Roovers / product design

Buildings that represent the zeitgeist. And that transformed into toy blocks. Maykel Roovers (Product Design) wants to show how enormous modern construction works are, which become clear in contrast with the miniature forms in which he presents them. “During the exposition, I saw that the children thought the miniature nuclear power plant, mega farm and Bijlmer apartment building were completely normal and even fun and didn’t know anything about the political and societal aspects. I love this contrast! The innocent world of children as opposed to the serious, large-scale (and at times painful) adult world.” Roovers made the blocks using a laser and 3D printer, a technique that received much acclaim in the architecture world. He has even been discussing the possibilities of putting his work on the market as real toys.

 

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