sebastian weiss searches for the essence of the city with urban shapes
sebastian weiss searches for the essence of the city with urban shapes sebastian weiss searches for the essence of the city with urban shapes
mar 06, 2015

sebastian weiss searches for the essence of the city with urban shapes

sebastian weiss searches for the essence of the city with urban shapes
‘concrete lineup’
all images © sebastian weiss




sebastian weiss is a german architectural photographer particularly fascinated by the aesthetics of construction, architecture, and their shapes. to him, every building has its own language, and within that, an elaborate and expressive vocabulary. within the countless languages, weiss searches for the best words, the most poignant letters. through abstraction even the largest buildings can be simplified to their clearest forms and structures. selecting only the essence, the forms are freed from their spatial context and surroundings; from there, they become something else entirely.

sebastian weiss urban shapes designboom
‘with a view’

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‘out of office’


‘finnish shapes’

‘whale watching’

‘after the rain’

‘ocean view’

‘flowing light’

’embedded face’

‘beauty and the beast’



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