With Quirky Personalities
UK-based animator and illustrator Michael William Lester has developed a series of quirky personalities for some of the world’s most famous structures. The series ‘Character Building’ takes 20 well-known architectural examples from around the globe and brings them to life through animated gifs. <em>‘Good architecture interacts with its surroundings,’</em> Lester describes, <em>‘It gives off energy, sparks interaction and pulls so much life in that the building itself lives and breathes.’</em> From Marina Bay Sands in Singapore — whose three towers are seen lifting its elevated swimming pool — to the Burj Al Arab in Dubai — which swims in the Arabian Gulf — the quirky illustrations personify these landmark structures with humor and wit.
See a selection from the collection below and the full series here.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – the Bitexco financial tower longs for a colder climate
Brasília, Brazil – Brasília Airport was updated with a more hands-on terminal for the 2014 world cup.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates the Burj Al Arab dipped into the Arabian Gulf in 1999 and hasn’t left the water since.
Barcelona, Spain – the Camp Nou holds 99,000 passionate fans (and a handful of glory hunters).
Reykjavíc, Iceland – Hallgrímskirkja welcomes visitors with open arms, much like the rest of iceland.
London, United Kingdom — while London is hard at work, the Leadenhall Building gets its afternoon nap.
Singapore – it takes all three Marina Bay Sands to lift the world’s longest elevated swimming pool.
Sydney, Australia – One Central Park’s east tower keeps its smaller sibling’s hair healthy.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – a firm handshake let the Petronas Towers put their differences behind them.
Portland, United States – the Portland Building lives in a thriving creative community and fits right in.
Brussels, Belgium – the Proximus Towers are siblings and like most, never grew out of play fighting.
Pyongyang, North Korea – the Ryugyong Hotel has been peacefully waiting for completion since 1987.