Makoko Floating School, beacon of hope for the Lagos ‘waterworld’ – The Guardian

When Jessica Collins and photographer Iwan Baan visited Lagos in 2013 to document a radical new school, the Makoko slum was facing demolition. Now the building’s global recognition is helping to give the community fresh hope.

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Le mystère Iwan Baan – Le courrier de l’architecte

En voilà une Success Story ! Iwan Baan est souvent considéré comme la «rock star de la photographie d’architecture». Son nom, pour un francophone, ne laisse rien présager ni de son sexe, ni de son âge, ni de son origine. Une Coréenne ? Non, un Néerlandais ! Peut-être, est-il, à 40 ans, davantage citoyen du monde. Il avoue ne pas être rentré chez lui depuis plusieurs années et passer 365 jours par an à l’hôtel.

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Rowan Moore’s top 10 exhibitions of 2014

Constructing Worlds is a great way to understand something about architecture unfiltered by the usual categories of good and bad. Each one of the photographers is worth attention, but here are some of my favourites: those parking lots, shot from above by the artist Ed Ruscha; Iwan Baan’s images of modern Caracas; Nadav Kander’s vast and melancholy Chinese infrastructure; and Julius Shulman’s posed compositions of glamorous modern houses in mid-century California.

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Iwan Baan: Going Up – NOWNESS

Curator Elias Redstone on the feted architectural photographer.

“Taking [in a city from great] distances brings you closer to understanding a place,” explains photographer Iwan Baan in a recent video titled “Going Up” on NOWNESS.

It’s impossible to talk about architectural photography today without mentioning Iwan Baan. Although he only started working with architecture in 2005, Baan quickly established himself through his images of the Rem Koolhaas-designed CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, and today is the go-to photographer for the world’s leading master builders.

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