Cyril Lancelin – a French artist – transformed Bitcoin into a symbolic shape and structural element and designed a house that opens up to its surroundings thanks to its revolving coin facade.
Cyril Lancelin has always been fascinated by the border between reality and the digital world, which allows us to dream the impossible. In his installation “House Bitcoins” he presents the marriage between the two worlds, using the most abstract currency and representing it in a “liquid” form.
The French artist transformed the abstract cryptocurrency into a symbolic shape and structural element and created a house that opens up to its surroundings thanks to its revolving facade of coins.
With this project, Lancelin invites viewers to reflect on whether new funding opportunities will generate new ideas in home design.
“Cryptocurrencies come from the abstract world, but it’s a great opportunity to fund some digital architectural projects to become part of the real world,” the French visual artist underlined. “House Bitcoins is part of this journey. It is on this trajectory, starting as a digital idea coming from the post-universe but ready to be built with traditional materials to become a unique experience in this transitional period we are in,” he added.
The house is based on a grate on which large bitcoin act as structural elements and partitions. The character of the structure is “open” as it incorporates a facade of rotating coins that opens up to the environment.