Víctor Enrich, photographer and illustrator, gets a kick out of bending reality. NHDK is a series of 88 whimsical photographs that show the NH München Deutscher Kaiser Hotel in Munich twisting and turning like it’s made of rubber.
Dear Archy: Can you showcase some of your favorite surrealist/abstract/organic real-world architectural projects?
Interesting question. Surrealism in architecture is a funny subject because at the end of the day few things are more concrete (pun intended) than a building. Surrealism tend to live in images of buildings and those few structures that dare to explore that realm.
The work of Victor Enrich and Xavier Delory are recent examples of surreal architectural imagery created in a computer, top and bottom images below:
In the real worl is a bit more difficult to draw the line but below are some recent examples:
Dalí Museum HOK - Yann Weymouth
Austrian Residence Reinhold Weichlbauer and Albert Josef Ortis
Victor Enrich is the kind of guy who can’t walk
down the street without analyzing and comparing buildings. It’s a huge inspiration for his
photography, which features humorous digitally
manipulated photos of fantastical structures you’d never find in real
life and the occasional measuring system you’ve never considered.
Measure is one such photograph.
It features the narrow, wedge-shaped building that houses New York’s Storefront gallery inverted on a
replica of the Spanish
Pavilion built for the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris. The image,
though trippy, isn’t completely nonsensical: It proves the pavilion measures
exactly one “storefront,” or 100 feet long.
Read more about Enrich’s
project and his take on the concept of measurement.