The Habit Makes Us Blind Project Builds Urban Planning Awareness

By: Olivia Gissing - Published: May 8, 2011 • References: espaimgr and dezeen
These fictional block-boasting blueprints are unbelievable and had me wishing this magical LEGO land existed.

Spanish architects at the Espai MGR studio have digitally produced images of a LEGO-loaded land for their Habit Makes Us Blind project. These surreal cityscapes are striking in the way they incorporate the old architecture of the the city, as well as the contrasting imagined architecture built out of LEGO blocks. The Habit Makes Us Blind project aims to encourage citizens to look at their city with fresh eyes. Through these images, they are emphasizing the amount of empty space in their city and how its potential is being wasted. The project intends to inspire imaginative solutions to this urban issue and promote the transformation of empty space into recreational public areas.

These imaginative and innovative images are definitely building positive change!