Iconic Buildings in Untouched Lands

Margherita Olivo
May 12th 2016

What would happen if we could isolate iconic buildings and place them in beautiful natural settings? This is photographer and designer Anton Repponen's latest project, Misplaced → New York. He was able to put these stunning architectural monuments in the spotlight by placing them in a natural landscape, where they can be observed without all the distracting elements that surrounds them in a town, like New York City in this case.

The visual pollution around the buildings, such as hot dog stands, buses or simply tourists crowds, turns these structures into something else. These building are works of art by leading contemporary and classic architects. They spent years to design and plan them. Now Anton Repponen is giving these edifices the attention they deserve, by placing them in organic settings devoid of human intervention, giving us the opportunity to look at these buildings for what they truly are. The result is an amazing set of surreal and mystic images that captivates the viewer.

IAC building, by Frank Gehry

IAC building, by Frank Gehry

MET Breuer, by Marcel Breuer

MET Breuer, by Marcel Breuer

New Museum, by SANAA

New Museum, by SANAA

Cooper Union Building by Thom Maynevis

Cooper Union Building by Thom Maynevis

The UN Headquarters, by Arnstein Arneberg

The UN Headquarters, by Arnstein Arneberg

Chrysler Building, by William Van Alen

Chrysler Building, by William Van Alen

metropolitan Opera House, by Wallace Harrison

Metropolitan Opera House, by Wallace Harrison

Whitney Museum of American Art by Renzo Piano

Whitney Museum of American Art by Renzo Piano

Beekman Tower, by Frank Gehry

Beekman Tower, by Frank Gehry

Images: Anton Repponen

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