Zaha Hadid Architects has once described the façade of the Library and Learning Centre at Vienna University for Economics and Business as being “characterized by two elements of contrasting colors separated by a glass joint: shell and shadow.”
This is why Edwin Seda, an architecture photographer, was very interested in capturing the building during different times of day, and also night.
“Design is created to work with natural light but is never really in control of this aspect,” Seda explained. “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.”
The photographs show the distinct black and white colors of the library during the day and also display the orange tinge it acquires as the sun goes down. In the evening, once more, the building’s appearance is altered by the lights coming from the inside.
The series of Seda’s photographs are shown below: