The new series of photographs of the KfW building in Frankfurt am Main
Michael Nguyen is a photographer who is known for his unique style of capturing the essence of the facades of a building through his lens. One of his new notable works is his series of photographs of the KfW building in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, designed by architects Sauerbruch Hutton. The building is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture, and Nguyen's photographs beautifully capture its essence.
The KfW Westarkade building is located in Zeppelinallee in Frankfurt's Westend district, a prestigious area known for its financial institutions and high-end residential properties. The building was designed by the renowned architectural firm Sauerbruch Hutton and completed in 2010. It is a sustainable building that uses renewable energy sources and has won several awards for its innovative design: Best Tall Buildings Worldwide 2011, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Mies van der Rohe Award, selected work 2011 and the BIM Award 2007.
Nguyen's photographs of the KfW Westarkade captures the building from a variety of angles and perspectives, highlighting its unique features and design elements. The photographs are a mostly close-up shots and giving viewers a comprehensive understanding of the building's structure and form. One of the most striking features of Nguyen's photographs is the way he captures the building's use of color. The KfW Westarkade building is known for its vibrant colorful exterior, an aluminium-glass facade with colored, motorized opening flaps in the outer shell. Nguyen's photographs beautifully capture the interplay of light and color, creating a vivid and dynamic visual experience.
Another notable aspect of Nguyen's photographs is the way he captures the building's relationship with its surroundings. The KfW Westarkade building is situated in a densely populated urban area, and Nguyen's photographs highlight its integration with the surrounding environment, like the photograph with an advertising pillar on which it can be read at the top “Jesus is alive”. He captures the building's interaction with the natural elements, such as the sky and trees, as well as its relationship with the surrounding buildings and streetscape.
Nguyen's photographs of the KfW Westarkade building are a stunning example of how photography can capture the essence of a building and convey its unique qualities. Through his lens, he brings the building to life, showcasing its design, form, and use of color in a way that is both beautiful and informative. His photographs capture the beauty and complexity of contemporary architecture.