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Claesson Koivisto Rune Recreates Modernist Skyscraper Facades for Collection of Prints

Source: Dezeen

...On show at new Tokyo design festival Designart last week, the 12 images – collectively titled Faciem – zoom in on the regimented facades of pioneering towers like Mies' 1958 Seagram Building in New York and Skidmore Owings & Merrill's 1974 Sear's Tower in Chicago.

Each image is made up of hundreds of layers of details created on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and the series took a full-time team from the Stockholm architecture and design studio a year to complete.

Studio co-founders Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune said the idea...stemmed from their interest in abstract art and its impact on architecture's modernism movement.

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