Inspiring Themes - Exotic Dwellings
[Art ideas to live by]
By Flex McCool
Housing has been around since the dawn of civilization. The idea of homes and how they are constructed has changed through time and space, with advancements and culture. Different housing units are made of different materials that are practical for the area they are built and built in ways that allow them to blend into their environment. In science fiction and fantasy, the norms of what is possible are blown way out of proportion. With reality out of the picture this allows new fantastic ideas to be produced. Franchises such as Lord of the Rings and Star Wars are known for their brilliant design in terms of architectural environments. While artists block may prevent spontaneous ideas to be produced, why not take a step back for a moment and try making some crazy housing units through art. One could try and approach the design process like it’s a housing project or city planning project. Take an impossible location and try to make a phantasmal house or group of houses that fit in that spot. Or one could just take a crazy design style and make that into an entire city. Either way, making an exotic dwelling is quite the technical challenge for any growing artist, but the reward of such efforts are almost too great to ignore.