An architecture photomontage project is stunning audiences with its stark contrast between ancient and modern modes of structural expression. The artistic endeavor is headed by architect Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar and has gained traction on the Internet due to its striking visual appeal. Dubbed 'Expanding Iranian Ancient Architecture,' the architecture photomontage brings together "archaeological sites in Iran with contemporary buildings" by renowned firms like Zaha Hadid.
While on image presents an imagined dynamic between the Rostam Castle and the angular aesthetic of the Royal Ontario Museum by Daniel Libeskind, another joins Takht-e-jamshid and Foster + Partners' Apple Store design in Hangzhou. The architecture photomontage effortlessly boasts the ties between tradition and modernism, tracing not only how the use of materials in the industry has developed, but also the culturally diverse connotations of the medium.
Photo Credits: Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar