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Photos Show the Light and the Dark in Zaha Hadid Architects' Vienna Library

Photos Show the Light and the Dark in Zaha Hadid Architects' Vienna Library
© Edwin Seda
© Edwin Seda

In Zaha Hadid Architects' description of their Library and Learning Centre at the University of Economics Vienna, they describe the exterior of the building as "characterized by two elements of contrasting colors separated by a glass joint: shell and shadow." For that reason, the building was a perfect subject for architect and photographer Edwin Seda, who says he is fascinated by the effect light has on buildings. "Design is created to work with natural light but is never really in control of this aspect," says Seda. "This set of images therefore explores light as a medium for architectural transformation, a sort of fourth dimension, that only materializes once the building is complete and the seasons begin to change."

Seda's photoset captures the Library and Learning Centre throughout the course of a day: from the daytime when the building's light and dark elements are clearly distinguished; to sunset when one side of the building is closer to orange than the white or black planned by the architects; then to the evening, when the building's internal lights bring an entirely different dynamic to the building's composition. Read on to see the full set of images.

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© Edwin Seda
© Edwin Seda
Photos Show the Light and the Dark in Zaha Hadid Architects' Vienna Library , © Edwin Seda
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© Edwin Seda
© Edwin Seda

Library and Learning Centre University of Economics Vienna / Zaha Hadid Architects

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Photos Show the Light and the Dark in Zaha Hadid Architects' Vienna Library " 21 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/887422/photos-show-the-light-and-the-dark-in-zaha-hadid-architects-vienna-library/> ISSN 0719-8884
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