Grandi edifici grigi segnati dal tempo sono i protagonisti del progetto intitolato “Souvenir d’un Futur” del giovane fotografo francese Laurent Kronental; che ha deciso di documentare la vita dei grandi quartieri popolari intorno a Parigi.Read More
Istanbul-based Yener Torun has created a photography series that offers an alternative view of historic Turkish city, he has spent the last year using Instagram to document architecture that features bold shapes, vibrant hues and patterned facades. He hopes to create an escape from the Orientalist perception of the city.Read More
In the Spring of 2014 Kessler University announced its search for the next generation of Kessler Shooters. Julian Tryba answered the call, submitting a portfolio that immediately caught the attention of everybody. As he told at Kessler University, “if you are truly passionate about time-lapse there is no need to be overwhelmed, you will find your own path and surprise yourself how quickly you can improve and learn.”
It’s not only a time-lapse, but we can talk about a layer-lapse!
The sedentary cityscape is transformed into a metropolis emanating the frequency of life on every sensory level. It’s truly indicative of modern life experienced through a veil of ear-buds and smartphone screens. An impressive accomplishment that, “quite literally came together one layer-lapse at a time.”
Victor Enrich, a Barcelona based photographer, has pushed even his reputation of reconfigurations and twisted figures to the extreme. For his most recent project, he took an image of the NH Deutscher Kaiser hotel (hence the name Project NHDK) in Munich and translated the building’s architecture 88 different ways. Most are impossible twists and turns, but some pass as surprisingly realistic. Lifelike or not, it’s fun to think about what the familiar structures in our lives would look like if we had the chance to get our hands on the architecture.
Munich’s Deutscher Kaiser hotel looks like any sleek modern building. But re-imagined through the mind (and lens) of artist Víctor Enrich, the structure becomes something mind-bendingly crazy — Salvador Dali meets Inception. The Spanish native spent months turning out these 88 startling computer-aided distortions of the four-star urban lodging. Why? Recent emigrant Enrich had passed the Deutscher Kaiser daily while job-hunting in the German city and quickly tired of looking at it. What started off as novel way to motivate himself, turned into a fully realized passion project. Speaking to TIME from Barcelona, Enrich says “I always try to express myself as much as I can. If I’m not having fun, I will never do anything!”
“I found it beautiful,” says Enrich, “to connect two distinct artistic disciplines such as photography and computer graphics with the piano.” See further illustrations and read a full description of his thought process following the break. From the artist: “This is a push forward to test my own limits, playing with the very simple geometry of the building I chose: the NH Deutscher Kaiser Hotel in Munich, Germany. In previous projects, I always felt I did not make enough formal explorations. So, I squeezed my brains and tried to push myself towards more. It seems that right now we are in the ‘Time Lapse’ era, so I tried to make some sort of antagonist to these wonderful photographic productions of today’s contemporary artists”.
Dutch photographer Iwan Baan is known primarily for images that narrate the life and interactions that occur within architecture.
Baan is known for eschewing the traditional approach of shooting buildings in isolation. He says his aim with every shoot is to capture the life both within and surrounding the built environment. “It’s still very much my interest to show what’s happening around these buildings, what people do there and what kind of role these projects have for people” he explained.
For most shoots the photographer rents a helicopter to capture his subject from above. “It’s very important for me to give the larger overview and try to get some distance from the architecture. That really tells you where it is and that it’s not just a building that could be anywhere.”
Iwan started out as a documentary photographer but moved into architecture after a chance meeting with architect Rem Koolhaas He has since become the most sought-after name in architectural photography and spends his life travelling the world to shoot buildings by names such as Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron and SANAA.”Most people know my photography from the commissioned architecture work but there are also a lot of other places that fascinate me, that show how people are building informally. My work is about looking at all the different aspects of building and the built environment, from the very well-planned cities to what people build themselves out of necessity,” he said.
“It’s continuous travelling,” he said. “When you look on the map, it’s flying back and forth all over the world.”
The new exhibition shows a selection of Baan’s photographs from the last year accompanied by short commentaries: 52 Weeks, 52 Cities is on show at the Marta Hereford gallery in Herford, Germany, until 30 March.
Con tanti progetti provenienti da tutto il mondo, l’edizione 2013 di Next Landmark si conferma un osservatorio privilegiato sulla giovane creatività in architettura.
Per la prima volta i 3 progetti vincitori e i 6 menzionati sono stati annunciati in diretta streaming con un evento condotto da Pietro Polidori, presentatore per l’occasione, cui hanno preso parte tutti i grandi nomi in giuria: Julien De Smedt (JDS Architects), Esteban Suàrez (BNKR Arquitectura), Luca Molinari (critico), Aldo Colonetti (Ottagono), Angelo Maggi (IUAV e IUSVE), Federica Minozzi e Paolo Schianchi (Floornature). Ospite d’onore della serata è stato l’architetto attivista del Bangladesh, Rafiq Azam, intervenuto per presentare in anteprima mondiale la videointervista realizzata da Floornature.
Un’edizione 2013 tutta al femminile, con due donne che si aggiudicano il 1°Premio per la sezione “Opera Prima” e “Ricerca”, rispettivamente la giapponese Shoko Murakaji e la russa Nataly Abramova, mentre il 1°Premio per la nuova sezione “Fotografia” è andato al giovanissimo photo-designer canadese Hugo Soo.
Vincitore: Shoko Murakaji, Japan, Villa921
Menzione: Giorgi Khmaladze, Georgia, Fuel Station and McDonald’s in Batumi
Menzione: Michiya Tsukano, Japan, House T
Sotto: Shoko Murakaji, Villa 921
Sotto: Giorgi Khmaladze, Fuel Station and McDonald’s
Sotto: Michiya Tsukano, House T
Vincitore: Nataly Abramova, Russia, Contemporary Art Center: from collecting to creation
Menzione: Aries Cheng, Hong Kong, Healing & Transformation: The “No Man’s Land”
Menzione: Gabrielle Phillips, Australia, Antarctic Connections
Sotto: Nataly Abramova
Sotto: Aries Cheng, The “No Man’s Land”
Sotto: Gabrielle Phillips, Antarctic Connections
Vincitore: Hugo Soo, Canada, Relationship between time, architecture and human emotions
Menzione: Pedro Gabriel, Portogallo, “House of the Histories” in Cascais
Menzione: Marco Fogarolo, Italia, Suburban
Sotto: Hugo Soo
Sotto: Marco Fogarolo, Suburban
I vincitori di “Opera Prima” e “Fotografia” si aggiudicano un viaggio a Helsinki durante la Helsinki Design Week, mentre il vincitore de La Ricerca andrà in stage presso lo studio BNKR di Città del Messico. Tutti i progetti saranno protagonisti di una mostra allo Spazio FMG di Milano dal 2 all’11 ottobre 2013.