00176 – Iwan Baan at Vitra Design Museum – recessed.space

As we cascade into a pixelated world navigable through panning, scrolling, and zooming, photographs have seized our attention, dominating the means by which we consume the built environment. They facilitate exploration, discourse, and debate, can frame engagement, and craft the narrative of architecture. Carefully controlled images can demand specific readings through the placement of figures, and arrangement of details and perspectives. Like a play, what we see is a choreographed version of reality.

The go-to creative for architects – and starchitects – the world over is Iwan Baan, a Dutch photographer extolled for capturing moments in the built environment. His international work was recently explored in an exhibition at the Frank Gehry-designed Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, alongside an accompanying catalogue with 600 of the photographer’s images.

Source: 00176 – Iwan Baan at Vitra Design Museum – recessed.space