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In architecture, we laud the possible that looks impossible, the mind-bending sensation of looking at endless pools and the tallest skyscrapers. It’s beautiful design, made possible only by the latest science. Victor Enrich is a Spanish photographer who rips all the science from architecture to create surreal and whimsical variations on existing buildings. A tower unzips, a road goes straight up, and multi-story slides protrude from balconies. These buildings cannot possibly exist, but in a sense, they do. THE GOAL IS 'REALISM’ AND HIS BUILDINGS COME OFF AS REMARKABLY AUTHENTIC.“I guess it simply comes from the frustration of not being an architect, or a good architect,” Enrich tells Co.Design. “Since I was a kid I always wanted to be an architect, but actually I had no clue about what it really means to be an architect. This, I understood when it was too late … at the university, studying architecture.” Enrich starts with his own photos of actual places, then he spends a month digitally editing each shot. The goal is “realism,” and by working wholly from real-world building blocks, his buildings come off as remarkably authentic and, often, almost possible. Much of his work is a mere half step from plausible, which makes it so much fun to the eye. “Most architects respect the law 'form follows function’ … my 'buildings’ definitely don’t have an architectonic function … but they DO have other functions …” writes Enrich. That function is, more often than not, sly cultural commentary buried under a layer of Enrich’s sense of humor. He renders the Orchid Hotel of Tel Aviv with sprouting top floors, each in an arms race to have the best view. But, at a more visceral level, you feel like you’re looking at french fries--then look a bit closer, and you’ll spot the McDonald’s near the first floor. Yes, while we’re eating up his art, Enrich is calling all of us fat, along with our supersized cities. “If some day somebody makes buildings the way I paint them, I think that the world will have gone mad,” concedes Enrich. “I have never pretended to make architecture, just photography.” [Hat tip: Dezeen]
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"French fries building" - Victor Enrich is a Spanish photographer who rips all the science from architecture to create surreal and whimsical variations on existing buildings (her the Orchid Hotel of Tel Aviv)
City Portraits, Victor Enrich. photo manipulations. orchid hotel tel aviv, each balcony tries to get a better view to the sea.
by Victor Enrich
Tel Aviv Architecture
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
City Portraits, Victor Enrich. photo manipulations. unzipped skyscraper tel aviv.
Can't even imagine figuring out stress on this!
That makes my tummy feel funny lol!
How do it stay up?
Its Photoshop! :)
Ha. It's The opposite of BIG's Peoples building!
Tel Aviv, Israel taken May 14th, 2010 www.nathaliesstud...
Tel Aviv Museum of Art / Preston Scott Cohen
el talamo de escher
Amo Muito Tudo Isso
how did they even draw that in advance of building it?
WOW! maybe you can be interested in this contest!
Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building / Preston Scott Cohen
Charneira: Victor Enrich
Tel aviv museum of art / The Wall / PRESTON SCOTT COHEN INC / www.pscohen.com/...
Wonderful architecture, a favorite style
Dizengoff Tower, Tel Aviv, Israel by Mordechai Ben Hurin (1977)