Alexander van Bakel – Paradise Found – 2de plaats winnaar GBO & Sioux Young Talent Award, DDW coaching traject
Gerrit Rietveld Academie | DesignLAB
Van Bakel has build nine archetypical worlds set in a completely rational solar system where the standard Minecraft block serves as a cosmological constant.
All his planets are constructed out of these fundamental computer game units. These architectural images look like possible future cities inspired by historical, monumental architecture. However, the buildings solely exist in the realm of an online computer game; they have no function, they are only form.
Van Bakel embraces the Internet; his work is part of the digital world but also questions its meaning for our present-day societies and the future we will build.