Belgian photographer Filip Dujardin has been getting a lot of attention over the past few years with his combinative photographs of fictional buildings. In these photographs, Dujardin parses together unusual architectural elements, often bringing the backs of buildings into the spotlight and synthesizing forms into tangled or cantilevered constructions. These surreal structures have been likened to old factories along the American rust belt as well as new projects by OMA and work by Steven Holl.
[All images courtesy of the artist]
Like a contemporary Michelangelo, Dujardin challenges the syntax of architectural forms of our age, fearlessly reworking corrugated steel, brick and concrete to imagine a fantastical new brand of architecture. His engineering defies gravity, and his designs slight convention. In the end, the photographs are cheeky and playful, glowing with the excitement of an architect who revels in playing with forms and space.