Berlin-based publisher Gestalten has released a book that showcases whimsical architectural and interiors renderings. The book's editor, Elli Stuhler, highlights five artists that feature inside.
Comprising just over 200 pages, Dreamscapes & Artificial Architecture shows off the fanciful landscapes, structures and interiors imagined by 3D artists "working at the intersection of architecture, interior design, and technology".
Gestalten says the hardback book comes at a time when spatial modelling software "has the potential to be immensely liberating".
"We have never before had such capacity to render the world as we would like it to be," explained the publishers.
"Modeling software is not industry-specific; you don't have to be an architect to design a building, or an interior designer to render a space," it continued.
"In recent years it has become increasingly popular among artists, who take the visual language of traditional CGI and apply it in new and interesting ways. In this book, this is exemplified by renders of impossible spaces that cannot – and will not – be built."
A total of 44 3D artists are featured in the title, whose work depicts everything from pastel-pink seaside homes to desolate, post-apocalyptic wastelands.
Gestalten editor Elli Stuhler talks through five of her favourite artists – see below for the full selection.