Mario Giacomelli is a 20th century Italian photographer who has explored many subjects. Among these he made several series of landscapes, relating their changes, the memory of a place with its own identity and destiny.
Between 2002 and 2005, Haubitz + Zoche travelled the Sinai and documented abandoned hotel resorts. These ghost-towns are filled with unfinished hotel structures, isolated in the middle of the desert. Due to the instability of the region and dubious investments, these hotel sites were never completed. They are photographed as the sad consequence of a tourism policy of uncontrolled urban development. This series depicts a form of new archaeology, showing a bygone era, wich is the opposite of the pharaohs architecture.
Stanley Greenberg explored the scientific infrastructures of the world for 5 years. In the time machines series he shows the diversity of these physics facilities. All these scientific infrastructures are works facilities but they can also be seen as an architecture of science without equal.
Tall industrial chimneys, water tanks and other industrial structures are part of the landscape. However, the majority have become obsolete structures. Greg Maka explores the built environment and the change in function of these structures. In this series, he testifies to the non-formal conversion of these vertical axes, converted into relay antennas.
EUR (standing for Esposizione Universale Roma) is a residential and business area of Rome. The initial project was developped for the 1942 World Fair. It was supposed to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of PNF’s March on Rome, but the exhibition never took place due to World War II. The architecture is the execution of italian fascist ideology. It is widely inspired by Roman Imperial Town Planning and the project is mixing it with italian rationalism.
The Yellowstone National Park is known for its geothermical activity, centered around the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. Zac Henderson explored the canyons, rivers, geysers, lakes of the Park to capture the markers of geothermal activity on earth’s surface. This series shows what forms these landscapes, the natural sculptures made of water, minerals and bacterial activity.
Asia has become the dominant continent in terms of maritime trade. Dominated by China, it has most of the world’s most connected ports. Where the city sprawls on water, concrete and steel create a shifting megalopolis, made up of mega-structures that are out of scale.