Upside-Down Building Blends In To City Street [Pics]
Artist Alex Chinneck's latest installation is a London building with a facade that looks like it's standing on its head.
Artist and designer Alex Chinneck has created a new public installation called Miner On The Moon and it’s basically a London building that looks like it’s been turned upside down.
For this latest project, Chinneck selected an old building on Blackfriars Road in London. The building, which was built in 1780 and originally used as stables for horses and carriages, has been left abandoned for some time and due for demolition. Chinneck followed the form of the old building and built a new facade with a shopfront, and windows and doors — all appearing upside-down. The artist built the installation for the annual Merge Festival in London.
Similar to what he does with most of his public installations, Chinneck made sure the art piece was out of the ordinary and yet still blended with the environment. He used materials and architectural features that were familiar in the district.
Chinneck is known for large-scale installations that usually involve refurbishing an old property into something new and interesting and yet merges with its environment. His previous project entitled From The Knees Of My Nose To The Belly Of My Toes featured an old building with a facade that appeared to be sliding down into the front yard.
Images: Alex Chinneck