Most of the time, Michael Nguyen focuses on small, ordinary things but through the subjective lens, he give them new perspectives, a new soul. “With my camera I capture little things that we often don't notice in everyday life. I also...
Focus:Fine Art, Architecture, Documentary, Photography, Art
Munich, Germany # 3759 11/2022 The Brandhorst Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Kunstareal district of Maxvorstadt in Munich has a colorful facade designed in a total of 23 different colors, consisting of three different color families. A total of 36,000 square, vertically mounted ceramic rods are placed at some distance from each other in front of the concrete walls. Depending on the viewing angle and distance, the viewer is presented with different visual impressions. Architects Sauerbruch Hutton.
Berlin, Germany # 3744 9/2022 The Tempodrom is a Berlin venue that was initially launched in 1980 as an alternative venue on the west side of Potsdamer Platz, in the immediate vicinity of what was then the Berlin Wall, in the form of a circus tent. The new Tempodrom building was constructed in 2001 according to designs by Doris Schäffler and Stephan Schütz of the architectural firm Gerkan, Marg and Partners. The 37-meter-high roof structure with its futuristic white forms is reminiscent of Oscar Niemeyer's Brasília Cathedral. Visually, it is based on the shape of a circus tent.
Fürth, Germany #3734 8/2022 A street lamp in the background at the glass pyramid in Fürth. The 42 meter high glass pyramid was opened in 1994. The pyramid is a hotel with 101 rooms in the Fürth district of Kalbsiedlung in the form of a square pyramid made of glass. Glass and steel are the supporting elements of the building. The German Chancellors Helmut Kohl, Gerd Schröder and Angela Merkel have already stayed here at the Excelsior Hotel Nuremberg Fürth.
Hamburg, Germany # 3687 8/2022 Part of the facade of the Berliner Bogen. In Hamburg's Hammerbrook district, on Anckelmannsplatz, there is an office building made of steel and glass - the Berliner Bogen, designed by BRT Architekten (Jens Bothe, Kai Richter, Hadi Teherani), built in 1998-2001. It won the German Steel Prize in 2002. The eight-story building has six integrated conservatories on the two facade levels as a climatic buffer zone between the inner building and the outside, creating a microclimate that almost halves heating and operating costs by dispensing with conventional air conditioning.
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg # 3630 7/2022 Exterior view of the museum building Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean with part of the old fortification. The Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, or Mudam, is Luxembourg's museum of modern art. It is located on the grounds of Fort Thüngen (Dräi Eechelen) on the Kirchberg Plateau in Luxembourg City. The architect of the building, which opened on July 1, 2006, is Leoh Ming Pei. The museum bears the name of Grand Duke Jean, father of the current Grand Duke Henri.
The Hague, The Netherlands # 3442 5/2022 Nationaal Archief for Dutch History: The rear glass façade of the Nationaal Archief at the Prins Willem-Alexanderhof in The Hague on 26 May 2022. Some of the windows with yellow panes are open.The archive is the place where Dutch history is preserved and maintained.
Munich, Germany # 3345 4/2022 Sculptures commemorate and document the Oktoberfest bomb attack on Munich's Theresienwiese. It was the scene of a right-wing radical bomb attack in 1980. In the background, the Ferris wheel of the Spring Festival 2022. Past and present meet.
Munich (Nordhaide), Germany # 3107 3/2022 View of the forecourt of the MIRA shopping mall with subway entrance in Nordhaide Munich, a residential area in the north of Munich that belongs to the Milbertshofen-Am Hart district. The neighborhood was developed on an area of around 30 hectares. A total of over 2,500 apartments for 6,500 people have been built since 2003, including 545 places in a student housing complex.
Martinsried, Germany # 1623 2021 A large heavy black two-part sliding gate is open a crack. Both parts cast large shadows on the asphalt of the campus Martinsrie. Behind the gate is an office building with a green façade. Campus Martinsried is a campus of research institutions in the Martinsried district of the Upper Bavarian municipality of Planegg in the immediate vicinity of the Munich district of Großhadern. It houses the Biozentrum of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), the Innovations- und Gründerzentrum Biotechnologie (IZB), the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry and the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology. The Großhadern Campus of the LMU Hospital is in the immediate vicinity.
Munich, Germany # 3263 4/2022 View through the glass windows of the Arnulfsteig Bridge, secured with thin metal struts, of the office building of the Google Development Centre Munich at the Donnersbergerbrücke.
Amberg, Germany # 3501 7/2022 The more than 100 meter long melting furnace hall made of concrete and glass of the glass factory in Amberg, an industrial building, the last building of the Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. It is officially also called Glass Cathedral. It is the production facility of Kristall-Glasfabrik Amberg, a glass manufacturer in Amberg, Upper Palatinate. With the Amberg Glass Cathedral, Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius created one of the most important industrial buildings of the 1960s.
In the ongoing part „The Special in the Incidental“ of the series “By the Roadside” Michael Nguyen is looking for encounters with the most worth seeing, the special and the unusual on the streets of various cities in Germany and some neighboring countries.
Nguyen’s photographs show us views of our surroundings such asbuildings, streets, staircases, vehicles, and people of the kind we might come across at any time by chance in our everyday lives.