Wednesday, 28 April 2010

TEE model building for The Core


Just one day after I returned from my Berlin trip, I got a call. It was from my good friends, directors The Core asking me if I could participate in a project they had in mind. The project was the creation of a TV commercial for the upcoming TEE (which is the greek acronym for Technical Chamber of Greece) elections. It would involve designing and building the architectural model of a building complex in the shape of the TEE logo. Only this model would have to be built on camera, in less than a day, so a stop-motion animation film would be created out of it.

Tough, I thought. But it can be done. I got busy.

Much of the work involved took place in my kitchen. Basically, I had to design three actual six-story buildings and the space around them, get all the materials that would be needed and pre-cut all the pieces.
fashionarchitect_TEE_the_core_reel_3
And then it was showtime at the studio.

It was slow, exhausting and nerve-wrecking. Of course I loved it!

I'm not sure whether The Core guys were thinking the same thing though... Probably more something like FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GIRL, GET IT OVER WITH! Yeap, that's more like it.



Well, I think the result did us all justice.

See the director's cut here:

27 comments:

λού said...

aaaaaa πολυ μαρεσει! !

katerina said...

It's just great! Have you participated in the Athens Benchmark competition?

Thalia said...

well done girl!!!!!!!!!!
i quite like the logo!

lopi said...

@katerina
thanks! no, no bench for me, I'm kinda lazy

@Thalia
haha, the logo is indeed supercool, totally 70's style, but it isn't mine, I just translated it into a building :p

_nafsika said...

Πωπωπωπω!
Σε μια μέρα?Πολλά πολλά μπράβο.Και νομίζω ότι οι μακέτες είναι αυτό που θα μου λείψει περισσότερο από τη σχολή..

My Life Is A Mess said...

Wow!That's awsome!You encouraged me to think about studying architecture more seriously!

lucia said...

well done! did you vote by the way? i catch a cold and didnt go this time, but i always love the "elections" feeling.

| Tex | Fashion Butter said...

very cool

Raquel said...

great job girl!

Nells said...

pinelopi einai apisteyti i douleia sou!!teleio!!!

Your Man said...

κάποιοι χαιρόμαστε να σε βλέπουμε να ασχολείσαι (έστω και λίγο) με τα αρχιτεκτονικά δρώμενα περισσότερα από τα φασιονιστικά :)

ath.teri said...

αααααααα είναι πολύ ωραίοοοοοοοοο
θέλω να περάσουνε οι πανελληνιες και να έχω περάσει αρχιτεκτονικήηη ........... <3

FindThatInch said...

Wow... That is some SERIOUSLY good wok there!

sarper? said...

Pragmatika m aresei i douleia. To concept einai endiaferon. Mono pou tha protimousa oles tis prosopseis idies alla oso na nai!
Respect apla!
=)

Desperate Young Lawyer said...

Bravo lopi!
Αν και δεν είμαι του χώρου, πολύ ωραία δουλειά!

the1015lab said...

great job lopi! I like it very much!

tonia fashion tour said...

katapliktiko!!!
sygxaritiria se olous gia to apotelesma!!!

battered couture said...

well, perfectionists need their time. It is trully remarkable to see something created from an idea to an actual object let alone this object to be transformed into a building. In other words I find your art fascinating.

not a girl not yet a woman! said...

Great work!
p.s. sth is waiting for u @ my blog !come and get it!
xxx

marta fiord said...

"6-storY buildings?!" χαχαχα

lopi said...

@marta fiord
six story = εξαώροφο στα αγγλικά
google it
και για να μην σε βάζω σε κόπο, και το εξαώροφο σωστό είναι

lopi said...

και για να μην παρεξηγηθώ, είναι μεν storey στα british english, αλλά σωστό είναι και το story στα american english, δες και το αντίστοιχο άρθρο της wikipedia (σκρόλαρε μέχρι τον πίνακα στο τέλος)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences

storey/story
Level of a building. The plurals are storeys vs. stories respectively. The letter "e" is used in British English and in Canada to differentiate between levels of buildings and a story as in a literary work.[139]

chloe in the sky said...

wow that's a really big UHU! love the video =]
η φωνή της αγγλικής φιλολογίας λέει πως story και storey είναι το ένα κ το αυτό

joanaddicted said...

Respect respect respect

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

gorgeous...great work...

natalie said...

Very impressive indeed! Great work!

chloe said...

wow! amazing!
congratulations! so much talent :)