Pineapple is a trophy for 'The Latvian Architecture awards' designed by Variant Studio.
Award, just as architecture, is not only visually aesthetic, but also purely functional. Variant Studio wanted to answer the question – why do architects receive the prize? And as we believe – architects receive the prize because they have solved the task – they have taken the concept, the context, the material and the user and assembled it all together, the task is solved and in a way they have assembled the Rubik’s Cube. Therefore the construction of the award is inspired from Rubik’s Cube, which as an enigmatic mathematical game is a reference to the creation process of the architecture – assemble and solve the task from the variable elements.
Traditionally the Rubik’s Cube faces are in six various colours – yellow, green, blue… however we wanted to show this colour in one material, one shade, therefore we transformed these colours in three dimensional textures. These six tactile patterns are milled on the faces of the rotating cube and are inspired by architectural material symbols or hatches, therefore architect who is solving this cube is not joining colours, but dimensional patterns.
More info+photos: variantstudio.com/pineapple-award/