Lured by the appeal of shooting the famous, castle-like angles and colors of Ricardo Bofill’s La Muralla Roja, architectural photographer Sebastian Weiss visited Calp in the east of Spain to create a series of images that captured its seductive charisma. Designed in 1968, the apartment complex attracts visitors from around the world to witness Bofill’s beautiful, surreal architectural feat.
Wandering the housing estate with this camera, Weiss felt a connection to the space, navigating the seaside fortress and its maze of inner courtyards and attempting to record the impact that the bright mass of geometric shapes has on the senses. To complete his series, which was timed to coincide with Bofill’s 80th birthday, Weiss spent a week in an apartment within the ‘Red Wall’, which allowed him to move freely, shooting as the sun moved throughout the days. You can see more of his work on his website. Also read about his project, Futurelicious, which we previously featured.
Images © Sebastien Weiss / with permission