Crown Hall – Harry Sale
by Harry Sale - @harrysale_arch

This project was selected as a Finalist by the jury of the 001 competition. Registration ID #686

Detailed information/workflow about the image

It seems every photograph of Crown Hall is the same; neat, vacant, and always sunny. It was therefore important for me to portray the building in a more honest light, and so I opted for a humble scene; a rainy day, perhaps midweek, with the Hall packed with students. Nevertheless, I kept the iconic, face-on view of the structure, which stresses the order and simplicity of the design that are considered Mies’ trademarks.

To create the image, I first exported lines and shadows from the Sketchup model. These were used as a guide to start collaging the scene in Photoshop.