from the designer who brought us the dreamy iranian monuments that look as they come straight out of movies, his new photomontage series in the ‘retrofuturism’ collection, depicts imaginary skyscrapers within the arid context. once again, mohammad hassan forouzanfar experiments with the lack of verticality in traditional iranian architecture and imagines how tall buildings would look as if designed with the vernacular style.
fourouzanfar places towering structures amidst typical iranian cities and villages in his project. within a horizontal texture, the skyscrapers stand out and can be seen from miles away. the old architecture of iran retains its historical identity yet enters the vertical aesthetic of modern skyscrapers and surreal shapes.
with the new series, the designer aims to ‘return to the future’. he seeks to introduce ideas of historical architecture into a new, more modern world. the muted tones and pastel hues give the images a surreal feeling, creating an architectural mirage in the middle of the desert.
designer: mohammad hassan forouzanfar
project name: retrofuturism
edited by: cristina gomez | designboom
Source : designboom