Kaleidoscopic expressionist architecture has taken over from the efficiency of modernism in the glass objects of Danish artist Stine Bidstrup, showcased in our Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project 2021 collaboration.
Cover image: Photo by Anders Sune Berg
Bidstrup’s ongoing series Architectural Glass Fantasies is inspired by the work of German writer Paul Scheerbart and architect Bruno Taut, whose 1914 Glashaus pavilion explored the potential of multifaceted coloured glass buildings to spark emotion and build a utopian world.
Three of these objects, each evoking an alternate reality where this kind of architecture prevailed over capitalist-driven modernism, feature in The Mindcraft Project exhibition of experimental Danish design.
The works are both abstract and hyper-detailed, made by blowing glass into a plaster-silica mould. Once the mould is removed, the glass within is cut and polished to display varying kinds of translucency.