Take a quick glance at the image above and youâ€™d be forgiven for thinking that it depicts nothing more than a boring, commonplace apartment block, perhaps the kind you pass by every day on your equally boring work commute. Take a longer look and you may come to suspect that the workers who built this drearily designed construction became confused over how exactly a balcony works (a stroll outside the balcony door will surely result in imminent death). Take a closer look and you may come to realize that the logically challenged building depicted in the image above is not a building at all, or at least not one compatible with human use.
This is in fact a small-scale model created and captured by German photographer and artist Frank Kunert. Entitled â€śApartment with Balcony,â€ť it is part of Kunertâ€™s satirical â€śSmall Worldsâ€ť series, in which he assembles meticulously detailed, ingeniously absurd urban environments and photographs them for our viewing pleasure. Like the rest of the projectâ€™s entries, â€śApartment with Balconyâ€ť was painstakingly modelled with deco boards, plasticine and paint, and was not photographed until Kunert was certain that it was absolutely perfect; as you can see, it looks glorious. If you wish, check out the rest of the series below, which is sure to raise a smile, a giggle and a ton of admiration. [Read more…]