meet the ‘archeature’ by ehsan kazerooni 

 

Iranian architect Ehsan Kazerooni leverages the wonders of digital montages to imagine a new type of being he calls the ‘Archeature’ (Architecture + Creature). His latest artwork shows harvesters, photographed by George Steinmetz, whose faces are replaced by spellbinding patterns and geometries of historical architecture found across different civilizations and cultures. ‘These are creatures made from our past architecture,’ he says. 

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photography by George Steinmetz

 

 

how past architecture shapes our identities

 

In this project, Kazerooni (see more here) matched each harvester’s ethnicity with their country’s historic architecture to reveal how the past (still) influences their realities and identities today. ‘The culture, civilization, and history of our past are full of many potentials and ideas that we can know by discovering hidden lines, geometry, and forms. By studying the historical monuments of different countries, we can know our civilization. I combined them so that we could see people and their identities at the same time.’

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ehsan kazerooni envisions hybrid beings that are part human, part architecture
 
ehsan kazerooni envisions hybrid beings that are part human, part architecture
 
ehsan kazerooni envisions hybrid beings that are part human, part architecture
 
ehsan kazerooni envisions hybrid beings that are part human, part architecture
 

project info:

 

name: Archeature: Excerpts from the past
artist: Ehsan Kazerooni

photography: George Steinmetz

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom