The series of images „Bildbauten“ by Philipp Schaerer deals with the effect of images of architecture and credibility of architectural photography. It questions photography as medium to document and as a piece of evidence depicting reality.
Frontal views of fictional architectures created and exaggerated by Schaerer serve as an example. They are modeled with their object-like appearance as an ironic critique on formal language of contemporary architecture. All the images are not photographs but reproduce architectural reality. Here through designed and constructed buildings not in real life but by means of image synthesis and digital image editing.
Philipp Schaerer worked as an architect for Herzog & de Meuron and research assistant the Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) at the Faculty of Architecture (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich). With his wide experience in various disciplines his interest lies not only in design and execution of architectural projects, but also in creating images of architecture and the built environment.
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