florian w. mueller captures the escher-like stairwells of the university of cologne
 
florian w. mueller captures the escher-like stairwells of the university of cologne
jan 20, 2017

florian w. mueller captures the escher-like stairwells of the university of cologne

 

photographer florian w. mueller has documented the mind-bending interior of the service center for students at the university of cologne in a collection of images entitled ‘house of escher’. the series heavily references the work of dutch graphic artist MC escher, whose mathematically inspired drawings resulted in paradoxical landscapes and maze-like stairways where dream and reality are one and the same.  

florian w. mueller captures the escher-like stairwells of the university of cologne
the series in entitled ‘house of escher’
all images by florian w. mueller

 

 

the building was completed by schuster architekten in 2013, its white zig-zagging staircases and speckled wall design creating an optical illusion that, at times, makes it hard to tell up from down. florian w. muller’s documentation of the effect has received a number of accolades, including first place at the tokyo international foto awards and a number of international honorable mentions. the enigmatic steps are captured from multiple mind-bending perspectives in the photos, emphasizing the volume’s geometric complexity and dazzling palette of white and grey. 

florian w. mueller captures the escher-like stairwells of the university of cologne
the series heavily references the work of dutch graphic artist MC escher

florian w. mueller captures the escher-like stairwells of the university of cologne
the building was completed by schuster architekten in 2013

florian w. mueller captures the escher-like stairwells of the university of cologne
its zig-zagging staircases and speckled wall design create an optical illusion that makes it hard to tell up from down

florian w. mueller captures the escher-like stairwells of the university of cologne
florian w. muller’s documentation of the effect has received a number of accolades

 

 

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edited by: peter corboy | designboom

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