Mies Model Study (Golfclub)

Mies Model Study (Golfclub) - Mies 1:1 by Robbrecht en Daem Architects. A photographic project in collaboration with Projekt MIK, 2013 - 2014

"More than 80 years after (Mies van der Rohes) designs for the Krefeld Golf Club were abandoned due to the Great Depression, Belgian architect Paul Robbrecht set about to realize the unfinished project. In 2013, a 1:1 scale model of Mies van der Rohe's original design was realized on the outskirts of Krefeld, a location Mies had selected. Built from unfinished drawings and unrefined plans, the space was rough and incomplete. The temporary space provided rare insight into what could have been – a notion that intrigued photographer Joachim Brohm, and is emphasized by his photographs which draw on the style of the original Modernist photographers, using a mixture of color and black and white images which incorporate diagonal lines and emphasize the open, flowing spaces of the Mies design. Brohm has an extensive background in architectural photography.

His portfolio of architectural eccentricities delves into the details of design anomalies, drawing attention to uncommon elements of building design. Brohm was given the opportunity to photograph the life-size Mies model, producing a series of photographs that examine the basic geometry of architectural design, with an emphasis on the unfinished elements of the building." (Text ArchDaily, Dec. 2014)

Archival Pigment Prints mounted on Alu-Dibond, 110 x 135 cm / 135 x 110 cm, Ed. of 5

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