Avant-garde ‘horizontal skyscrapers’ re-imagined with scaffolding and LEDs

Russian artist and designer El Lissitzky was one of the leaders of the avant-garde art movement at the birth of the Soviet Union. He believed that the artist could be an agent of change, helping to popularize suprematism with stark, unequivocal works, and taking up the position of cultural ambassador to Germany. But it’s one of Lissitzky’s unrealized concepts that proves the most enduring: his “horizontal skyscrapers.” Now architect Guillaume Mazars has imagined a way these unbuilt structures could be built with his concept Reveal the absence, the un-built.

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