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Cuckoo Blocks

Posted: June 06, 2018
Cuckoo Blocks

When a Cuckoo Block bird pops out on the hour, instead of tweeting his stale old tune, he belts out some J-Lo:

Don't be fooled by this modern hi-rise block
I'm still, I'm still cuckoo from the clock.
Used to have a birdhouse, now I have a multi-family lot.
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (from the Black Forest!)
Don't be fooled by this modern hi-rise block
I'm still, I'm still cuckoo from the clock.

OK, fine. He doesn't. But he should.

Cuckoo Block creator Guido Zimmermann began his career as a graffiti artist in Germany, moving on to mural artwork a few years later. Today, he's a freelance painter and artist, seemingly staying true to his graffiti roots with this stark, urban transformation of an ornate, bucolic classic.

Cuckoo Block designs include two types of architecture: known buildings with a rich history and social value, such as the clock modeled after Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer's Hotel Le Flaine; and existing high-rise buildings Zimmermann has seen in cities he's lived in or visited, such as his Cuckoo Block Frankfurt, designed after an apartment building in his hometown. Both types of clock adhere to Zimmermann's theme of "massive concrete construction."

Muchas danke to The Awesomer.

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