the spanish embassy in tokyo presents ‘scenarios of spanish architecture’, a photography exhibit that offers a look at the professional work of spanish architectural photographers miguel de guzmán and rocío romero, also known as imagen subliminal. since the early 2000s, guzmán and romero have been portraying a significant part of prominent architecture produced in spain through stunning imagery.

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academie MWD by carlos arroyo | dilbeek, belgium, 2013
(main image) walkway-lookout over rioseco mines by ZonE (josean ruiz esquíroz – nacho ruiz allen)

 

 

the exhibit covers a wide range of projects from well-known architectural works to emerging practices, which excel in small-scale commissions. the diversity in schemes, captured by the lens of imagen subliminal, creates a portrait of the reality of spanish architecture, urbanism and society over the last fifteen years.

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MO house by FRPO
madrid, 2013

 

 

images produced by imagen subliminal are transformed into scenarios where the building is another actor, where events are staged, always about to catalyse’, explains jacobo garcía-germán, exhibition curator.the cold, documental and distant nature of so many contemporary architectural photography is challenged by the creative interference of a camera that refuses to resign itself to being a passive element and activates instead a sophisticated appliance aimed at transforming images into fiction’.

 

the exhibit will be on view at the spanish embassy in tokyo until november 16, 2017. see more projects by imagen subliminal on designboom here

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plaza del mercado by Mi5 arquitectos, PKMN
teruel, 2012

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102 viviendas en carabanchel EMVS by dosmasuno arquitectos
madrid, 2008

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splash by manuel ocaña
madrid, 2016

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colegio mirabal by eduardo navadijos, csaba tarsoly
madrid, 2005

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puerto chico plaza & market by garciagerman arquitectos
santander, 2016

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teatro de zafra by enrique krahe 
badajoz, 2009 

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behind the scenes: not only a car wash by lina toro
madrid, 2016 

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espinar house by miguel de guzmán
segovia, 2013

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the exhibit is on view at the spanish embassy in tokyo
photo by imagen subliminal

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the display is on view until november 16th
image by imagen subliminal

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