The "Prairie Chicken House" designed by architect Herb Greene in late 1950's and built in 1961 in Oklohoma, USA. It looks like Frank Gehry met with Zaha Hadid in the prairie. What's interesting about it is that it drew attention when famous photographer Julius Shulman photographed it to be published in LIFE magazine. Hadn't Shulman found and photographed the house, maybe it would have been left unnoticed and unmaintained to be lost forever. Here is a short video about the project and a talk with Herb Greene. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rpSXpBE8q0
The renovation and the newly built extension of the Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, Belgium has been completed recently. It was designed by the Dutch practice Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven and the British practice Julian Harrap Architects. I was informed by Divisare's newsletter about this interesting heritage project. What grabbed my attention is the hero image used in the newsletter, shot by Karen Borghouts. It is almost surreal. Compared to neighbouring buildings the museum extension looks like a drawing, almost without any depth. Obviously the flat windows aligned to the surface of the facade enhances this perception. The photo is super crisp,
The above image that I came across at one of the social media channels grabbed my attention immediately. The frameless large transparent wall, the door which seems to be unattached to anywhere, the waves and the horizon under a yellow sky are all captured skilfully in a one-point perspective frame. Further research revealed the building as the Seashore Chapel in Beidaihe, a seaside town east of Beijing. It is designed by Vector Architects. Depending on the tide levels, Seashore Chapel changes its aspect: on a low tide, a shelter appears underneath the structure, while the tide is high the building
This will be a simple personal blog on architectural photography. I will post some samples of well known photographers as well as some related news and events. Occasionally I will post details of my work and some background stories. It will be a simpe visual diary on the matter, open to contributions and comments.