The developments in computer generated design are hurtling forwards at a supercharged rate. Designers and architects employing the tools are faced with praise and criticism in equal measure – some questioning why we’re not designing in for the world we already have, while on the other hand, some are impressed by the level of imagination.
For Andrés Reisinger and Alba de la Fuente, though, digital design is at its most potent when it crosses the line into the real world. Exemplifying this belief is their new collaborative project, the “Crystal Residence”.
Set in the midst of the arid – albeit in this case, virtual – desert lies this surrealist home, which takes its name from the geometric shapes across its walls and surfaces. Outside, the building features mirrored walls that reflect the natural setting – glowing orange with the sunset, and sparkling with the night sky.
Inside, serene interiors are furnished with icons including the Togo and Bellini sofas, with a muted color palette designed to invoke a sense of serenity and calm. Large windows look out onto the surrounding landscape, and open-plan spaces are all framed around a central courtyard.
Despite the fact that it doesn’t physically exist, the architecture of the Crystal Residence has been designed to come to life and can be translated into plans for actual construction. “It proves that the line between digital artistry and physical architecture can indeed be blurred,” Reisinger said.
“Every aspect of its intricately crafted design has been purposefully curated to embody the project’s core concept: the intentional integration of spatial design as a sculptural element,” de la Fuente added.
Take a look around the project above, and for more design – check out Taras Yoom’s Dif Lamp, which is inspired by the vascular system.