Ripped by the Roots: A Large Scale Installation Featuring an Uprooted House Hovering in Midair

As part of this year’s Summer festival "The City is the Star", Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich created a large-scale installation consisting of a huge construction crane bearing holding an entire house in midair on steel ropes. Inspired by one of architect Friedrich Weinbrenner’s historical structures, the building, together with its massive root system, quite literally appears to be ripped out of a row of neighboring houses. Via the press release, "With this work, Erlich – well-known throughout the world for his hyperreal sculptures and installations – explicitly addresses global themes, such as uprooting, migration, or simulation."

Find out more about the project here.

via [ArchAtlas]

Photos via Fidelis Fuchs / © ZKM | Karlsruhe