German Photographer Paul Eies recreates modern buildings with a vibrant colorful architecture
The rise of minimalism in the world of architecture and design has made professionals all around to opt for neutral color pallets like white, grey and black in their creations. The result has been monotonous urban landscapes with wide open windows and neat aesthetics everywhere. What if the world was suddenly filled with vibrant colorful architecture? How would it look like?
German photographer and architecture student Paul Eis decided to recreate this idea and liven up the city of Berlin with a bit of color. What he basically did was gather a few photographs of both famous and everyday architecture around the city and add shades of pink, orange, blue, yellow and practically every other color of the rainbow.
His project allowed mundane brown towers and gray apartment buildings a brand new look with rainbow-splashed garments turning contemporary architecture far more playful.
“Cities in Germany or Austria, where my images are mainly from, are full of modern architecture,” “But those buildings are often just characterized by shape and held in a monotonous white or gray. The result is a not very interesting cityscape with a lack of color.”
Has architecture became so focused on the conception of shapes that color has become forgotten? Perhaps if a building’s shade was considered to be as important as its design, we’d see more colorful cities around the world. Paul Eis states that this project was meant to criticize and call awareness to the repetitive architecture that has been growing everywhere, and how today’s developers take little interest in design.
This project definitely made us realize that we have been living in black and white. Is it time for a change?