The apartments now reach almost half the way up the hill and the model is starting to resemble the real building.
The grey sides of the model are attached at an angle to each floor in a very simple and space efficient way, that allows the studs to be aligned exactly at the wanted position. This is shown on the two pictures below.
This picture shows a subset of the apartments shortly after the building was completed. The plants have yet to grow big.
In my Lego version the green plants are more visible which corresponds to the current state of the building as seen on the image below.
Neighboring the Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet, the Hôtel des
Horlogers is seamlessly integrated into the smooth topography of the scenic
Vallée de Joux. Five zig-zagging room slabs expand into a gently sloping
exterior path, leading directly to the museum and local ski trails. On the
interior, a continuous sloping corridor connects the rooms, facilitating
visitor and service circulation. The amenities—two restaurants, a bar, a spa
and a conference center—are tucked under the inclined slabs and oriented
towards light and views to become individual destinations along the exterior
path. From the main access road, the hotel’s tilting slabs frame views of the
surrounding Vallée de Joux, establishing a connection between the village and
the pastoral landscape.
A LEGO model of The Danish Pavilion, built for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China will be build by Helgi Toftegaard.
In the description of the building, BIG states:
The Danish Pavilion was designed to not only exhibit Danish
virtues, but, through interaction, to give the visitor an experience of
some of the best attractions in Copenhagen: the city bike, the harbor
bath, the nature playground and an ecological picnic. The bike is a
vernacular means of transportation and a national symbol common to Denmark
and China. With the pavilion we relaunched the bike in Shanghai as a
symbol of modern lifestyle and sustainable urban development. The pavilion’s
1500 city bikes were offered for general use to the visitors during EXPO
In the heart of the pavilion was a harbor bath, which is filled up with seawater from Copenhagen harbor. The visitors could swim in the bath and not only hear about the clean water, but actually feel and taste it. The Little Mermaid was transported to Shanghai to sit in the waterline of the pavilion’s harbor bath exactly as she is in Copenhagen harbor.
In addition to promoting new modes of transportation, the Danish Pavilion was also the only naturally ventilated at the Expo. Air was cooled by the presence of the water, then, following the unique form of the building, moved through the entire space.