sebastian weiss presents his latest visual series titled ‘white sculptures’. in this project, the german photographer explores the boundary between architecture and sculpture typically articulated in the unique style of spanish architect santiago calatrava

sebastian weiss white sculptures  photography series santiago calatrava designboom
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sebastian weiss has always been fascinated by the structural grandeur depicted in each of calatrava’s projects. in fact, the overlap of sculptural and architectural layers seem to complement each other and even merge harmoniously into one language. particularly, with the effect of sunlight, the buildings appear to be arranged in a light-space dimension — with intriguing plays of shadow and pattern. 

sebastian weiss white sculptures  photography series santiago calatrava designboom

 

 

documented in 2016, the photographic series highlights calatrava’s buildings of the ciudad de las artes y de las ciencias (city of arts and sciences) in valencia like vivid corporeal objects which contain filigree but strictly systematic structures. therefore, weiss’ intention with this image sequence is to carve out the dynamics of the stylistic vocabulary embedded in the ensemble of those buildings.

sebastian weiss white sculptures  photography series santiago calatrava designboom

sebastian weiss white sculptures  photography series santiago calatrava designboom

sebastian weiss white sculptures  photography series santiago calatrava designboom

sebastian weiss white sculptures  photography series santiago calatrava designboom

sebastian weiss white sculptures  photography series santiago calatrava designboom

sebastian weiss white sculptures  photography series santiago calatrava designboom

white sculptures  photography series santiago calatrava designboom

white sculptures  photography series santiago calatrava designboom

white sculptures photography series santiago calatrava designboom

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

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