The mad scientist artist/architects at Atelier Van Lieshout have created what might be the naughtiest buildings ever designed. Their “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” exhibition at the Ruhrtriennale arts festival in Germany is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. While it also includes disembodied intestine tunnels, severed head exhibits and much more, its stand out feature is the pair of “banging buildings” that overlook the festival grounds below.
Just imagine how many snickers and giggles these buildings inspired during the run of the festival.
The Ruhtriennale architecture installation by Atelier Van Lieshout is titled, simply, “Domestikator”. It stands about 5 stories high above Ruhtriennale, and it features windows inset in various places throughout its height. It isn’t clear if guests can climb the full height of the building, but parts of it are accessible from the ground.
Some official details from the exhibition:
“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is the biggest installation by Atelier Van Lieshout to date. At the center of the installation is the “Refectorium”, one of the venues of the Ruhrtriennale, where the Workshop talks will take place amongst others. The “Refectorium” is surrounded by new Atelier Van Lieshout works such as the “Domesticator” as well as by iconic works such as the “BarRectum”, the “Workshop for Weapons and Bombs”, the “Workshop for Medicine and Alcohol”, etc.
Note that “BarRectum” is actually a bar built inside of a model rectum. Complete with an anus opening on one side. I don’t know why I expected anything else.
The Ruhtriennale festival opened this month and will continue into late September. At the end of the scheduled events, its likely that the Domestikator buildings will release their coital embrace.