Wednesday, November 2, 2011

VMA Build Off - Art Deco buildings

I had the honour to be chosen for judging the Virtual Museum of Architecture seasonal Build Off.
The reason is that its theme this year was Art Deco building, so my activity in creating Art Deco furniture had given me the opportunity to give a closer look to some wonderful buildings made by professionals or even by "novices".
Fantasy, good knowledge of that style, building skills of the contestants made possible walking around a little city where the elements of Art Deco architectural style have been displayed in more than 20 buildings which go through the variety of the different types of 1920-30s architecture.

Build Off winners'buildings


I want to stress, among the others, the originality of the Jolie Serendipity's idea to build a big burl radio to host a radio station, or the stunning fa├žade and the rigorous Art Deco interiors of the Bijoux Films venue made by Terra Tepper, or the intriguing color palette and the mix of bricks and glass in the Marcan Aridian's building.

Terra Tepper's building - tied 1st winner - professional


Marcan Aridian's building - tied 1st winner - professional


Jolie Serendipity's building - novice 1st winner



Terra Tepper's building - professional 1st winner ex aequo (interior)


I'm glad to show here the winner's buildings (thanks to courtesy of VMA staff), which will stay rezzed till the next VMA contest. It's an invite to visit that place and to enjoy the beauty of these great creations.

Hideo Inaka's building - professional 2nd winner


Hideo Inaka's building - professional 2nd winner (interior)


Granelda Oh's building - professional 3rd winner (2)


Arteer Olivia's building - novice 2nd winner


Rottin Dean's building - novice 3rd winner


Camden McAndrews' building - novice popular vote winner



These are the winners; here below a few of others noteworthy buildings among the contestant's ones:

Niamh Burnstein's building


Niamh Burnstein's building (detail)


Morgan India building


Enoch Kips' building


Sandi Glas' building


More pics of these and of other contestants' buildings have been added to my collection of Art Deco places in SL Flickr set.
Enjoy them!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all the gorgeous pics Melu, just finished looking through your flickr set, just lovely! Is a nice little memento :)

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