There are many incomplete buildings around the world. Some still in construction, some that have lost the battle against time. Ancient ruins, like the Colosseum, are mysteries we will never be able to fully grasp, but thanks to a few talented people and their drones, these buildings come to live in magical displays.
Dutch art installation company DRIFT and drone light show firm Cyberdrone are among the ones who have embarked on a mission to reconstruct or simply complete construction of some of the most famous buildings around the world. “With both depth and simplicity, DRIFT’s works of art illuminate parallels between man-made and natural structures through deconstructive, interactive, and innovative processes”, the company says.
Cyberdrone makes up for what is lost, dressing the ruins in futuristic architectural clothes. It’s a drone light restoration which is happening, brick by brick, right in front of your eyes.Cyberdrone
Cyberdrone is focusing on reconstructing long gone ruins, such as the Whitby Abbey in the UK, Plovdiv Amphitheatre in Bulgaria and the ruins of Soli in Turkey. “Time moves inexorably forward, erasing cities, turning eras into history and leaving us only their fragments”, they contemplate. “Cyberdrone makes up for what is lost, dressing the ruins in futuristic architectural clothes. It’s a drone light restoration which is happening, brick by brick, right in front of your eyes. A vivid journey into the past on the invisible wings of our robotic swarm.”
DRIFT is calling all architects to let us help them bring to life their future projects, in a sustainable mesmorising way.DRIFT
Although they have also reconstructed the Colosseum, in Roma, DRIFT is also completing unfinished buildings, like Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia. The artists, Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn, work in collaboration with the Drone Stories and Nova Skystories companies to bring their vision to life. They have even taken the project up a notch, adding a fictional skyscraper to Chicago’s skyline.