TIME Magazine picked the aerial photo of New York after Hurricane Sandy as the top photographic magazine cover of the year.
Traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores have proved vulnerable to e-books and the web, but many new hotels aim to distinguish themselves with old-fashioned pages that guests can actually turn, housing libraries that range from historic collections to trendy ones.
The new Pérez Art Museum that opened here last week embodies a vernacular style—deep-shaded, loose-limbed and connected to the tropics—that should have been but never was because of those two invasive species, Art Deco and the air conditioner.
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One of the most widely published photographers of contemporary architecture, Iwan Baan is noted for his documentary images that narrate the life and interactions occurring within architecture. His approachable photos focused on the portrayal of people in the sociocultural context of architecture intrigue such clients as Rem Koolhaas, Toyo Ito and Zaha Hadid, but also The New York Times, Domus or Abitare.
We met the Amsterdam-born photographer at work in the northern French town of Lens, where he captured the poetic architecture of the new Louvre for ERCO. In our film interview Baan, who is in his mid-thirties, sheds light on his photographic style, his approach to architecture, and his first camera.
A selection of the press about the cover:
Artinfo: Post-Sandy, Two Icons Emerge From the Architectural World
Time Magazine: A COVER FOR THE AGES
The Verge: How the iconic post-Sandy ‘New York’ cover photo was shot
NYMAG: More Images From New York’s Sandy Cover
Architizer: How Iwan Baan got that phenomenal shot
Phaidon: Iwan Baan photographs a powerless New York
Developer Stephen Ross has selected the British artist and designer Thomas Heatherwick to create what could be one of the most expensive works of public art in the world, in the hopes of establishing a must-see attraction at the heart of his $15 billion Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s West Side.
Iwan Baan is not as interested in what architects build as he is in the beautiful ways that people appropriate the spaces once the planners are gone. In his TED Talk, Baan — whose breathtaking image of lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy hangs on at least one of our walls — shows incredible images from communities thriving in ways that seem quite opposite to the uniformity of suburbs.
In the center of Caracas, Venezuela, stands the 45-story ‘Tower of David,’ an unfinished, abandoned skyscraper. But about eight years ago, people started moving in. Photographer Iwan Baan shows how people build homes in unlikely places, touring us through the family apartments of Torre David, a city on the water in Nigeria, and an underground village in China. Glorious images celebrate humanity’s ability to survive and make a home anywhere.
Photographer Iwan Baan captures the many ways people shape their shared built environment from glossy starchitecture to handmade homes.
- ArchDaily: The 20 Most Inspiring TED Talks for Architects, May 27, 2014
- LA Times: Moment of Friday: Jeff Allsbrook digs Iwan Baan’s TED Talk on DIY design, October 17, 2014
- Archdaily: Why Iwan Baan’s TED Talk Was Right, November 8, 2013
- Archdaily, October 16, 2013
- Metropolis Magazine, October 23, 2013
- TED.com (blog), October 16, 2013