Sand castles often consist of bucket-shaped columns of sand, with medieval-style moats. Not Calvin Seibert’s. His are precise and almost mathematical in their construction. Via Gizmodo:
These Modernist Sand Castles Are Cooler Than Any Architectural Model

Artist Calvin Seibert explaining his sand creations:

When I was a kid I made structures that looked like buildings in the early stages of construction. I wasn’t interested in finished looking scale models. We lived in a neighborhood where houses were always just being built and I was attracted to that. I thought then that I would be an architect but by high school It became clear that what I had really been making all along were sculptures and so I went to art school and became an artist.

I grew up in Colorado and the sandcastles only got started when I moved to New York and had access to a beach. For many years I never bothered to photograph what I made. Then as I started doing so I also started taking them more seriously. Thinking about how they might evolve. How I push the shapes and ideas.

These Modernist Sand Castles Are Cooler Than Any Architectural Model

These Modernist Sand Castles Are Cooler Than Any Architectural Model

These Modernist Sand Castles Are Cooler Than Any Architectural Model

Evoking both stark modernist and classic structures from people like Le Corbusier and Eero Saarinen. It must be a little painful to see the waves wash these away, but that’s the beautiful nature of a sand castle. Fleeting, ephemeral, momentary.

These Modernist Sand Castles Are Cooler Than Any Architectural Model

These Modernist Sand Castles Are Cooler Than Any Architectural Model

These Modernist Sand Castles Are Cooler Than Any Architectural Model

These Modernist Sand Castles Are Cooler Than Any Architectural Model

These Modernist Sand Castles Are Cooler Than Any Architectural Model

These Modernist Sand Castles Are Cooler Than Any Architectural Model

These Modernist Sand Castles Are Cooler Than Any Architectural Model

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