Series of apartment floorplans shaped like letters?
January 13, 2010 12:03 PM   Subscribe

Help me track down an art project I once saw - apartment floor plans in the shape of every letter of the alphabet.

Some designer had a series of prints you could buy, a floor plan shaped like each letter. Has anyone seen this? I'm coming up empty on Google...
posted by UsernameFilter to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
This isn't it but it's neat and related enough to share, I think:

Steingruber’s Alphabet
posted by Perplexity at 12:16 PM on January 13, 2010


Are you thinking of Alphabet City, drawn by Scott Teplin?
http://x-ingbooks.com/alphabetcity.html

I saw it on Drawn (an illustration blog) a couple of weeks ago.
posted by Adridne at 12:18 PM on January 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


There's a font that's like this. I don't know if that's what you're looking for: http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/fontstructions/show/floor_plan
posted by royalsong at 12:28 PM on January 13, 2010


If you scroll down on that fontstruct link there's this image which seems like it might be what you're after.
posted by blaneyphoto at 2:11 PM on January 13, 2010


It is Alphabet City! Thank you!
posted by UsernameFilter at 5:04 PM on January 13, 2010


By chance, are you thinking of the VM houses in Copenhagen? It gets its name because from the air the two buildings look like the letters V and M. Some of the apartments are letter shaped, but not all... but they are all oddly shaped to make the best use of the space and to offer variety. There are 76 different floorplans, which you can see here and here, and a discussion of the typologies here.
posted by Houstonian at 5:23 PM on January 13, 2010


I think I would like to live in the K. It seems like a good mad scientist lair, with room to entertain, and a nice little tree.
posted by Sallyfur at 6:14 AM on January 14, 2010


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