Amir Zaki’s Skateparks As Art

by The Editors on August 21, 2019

Photographer Amir Zaki sees skateparks as the works of art they really are, albeit with no skateboarders.

“They are essentially large and elaborately designed empty vessels, as much as they are concrete models of naturally found elements of the landscape such as mountains, hills, waves, and rocks,” Zaki told Dezeen. . . “Although these refined spaces are born out of conceptions of the various curvilinear shapes found in nature, they are frozen and ‘permanently’ cemented, recalling some of the most extreme examples of Brutalist architecture.”

Check out all the dream lines in Zaki’s California Concrete series of images. Mind skating for hours.

[Link: Dezeen]

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