UNDER CONSTRUCTION

-AUTUMN 2017-

LÉA’S PROJECT ‘UNDER CONSTRUCTION’ EXPLORES THE ARCHITECTURAL STYLE OF BRUTALISM AND ITS REPETITIVE, MINIMALIST CHARACTERISTICS. EMERGING IN THE 1950’S IN GREAT BRITAIN DURING THE POST-WAR ERA, IT EMPLOYS BARE MATERIALS WITH VISIBLE STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS. BY RECONSTRUCTING THE AESTHETIC IN THE FORM OF A JEWELLERY PIECE, LÉA CREATES A BRACELET MADE UP OF CONCRETE BLOCKS AND STEEL RODS. THE RESULT CONSIDERS BOTH THE CHARACTERISTICS OF BRUTALIST BUILDINGS, WHILST HER PROCESS IS REMINISCENT OF THE ACTION OF BUILDING A CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION.

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