manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments
 

manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments

with his commuter bicycle and camera equipment in hand, manuel alvarez diestro has travelled around south korea to document the country’s new housing developments. for this series of images, the spanish photographer focuses on the interaction between the new town’s facades and the surrounding context. the resulting photographs hone in on the highly densified elevations, where patterns of colors and shapes repeat to create an almost abstract canvas.

manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments designboom

all images by manuel alvarez diestro

 

 

south korea is still going through an expansive process of urbanisation all across the territory, and these constructions can be found on the border outside main cities and in the inner countryside. two thirds of the terrain is mountainous and the small size of the country pushes construction into a vertical and highly densified approach. with his latest photography project, alvarez diestro discovers these unprecedented spaces of standardised architecture.

manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments designboom

manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments designboom

manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments designboom

manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments designboom

manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments designboom

manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments

manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments

manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments

manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments

manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments

manuel alvarez diestro captures the density of south korea's new housing developments

 

 

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photography: manuel alvarez diestro

 

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.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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