March 10, 2008

Weekly Architecture Film, Part 7, Barbapapas.


When I was a kid I used to love the Barbapapas: the characters of the series were designed in the 1970s by Annette Tison (she studied architecture in Paris) and Talus Taylor long before the popularity of the so-called "blob architecture". The blob-like Barbapaps can easily change their shape by saying "Clickety Click—Barba Trick". Isn't the Barbapapas' house a brilliant homage to Friedrich Kiesler?

Endless-House, by Friedrich Kiesler