June 7, 2021

Evolution Tower 22:46:58

The most favourite skyscraper in Moscow ever.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The Evolution Tower (Russian: Башня "Эволюция", tr. Bashnya Evolyutsiya) is a skyscraper located on plots 2 and 3 of the MIBC in Moscow, Russia. The 55-story office building has a height of 246 metres (807 ft) and a total area of 169,000 square metres (1,820,000 sq ft). Noted in Moscow for its futuristic DNA-like shape, the building was designed by British architect Tony Kettle in collaboration with University of Edinburgh's Professor of Art Karen Forbes. Construction of the tower began in 2011 and was completed in late 2014. In 2016, Transneft bought the Evolution Tower for US$1 billion to establish its headquarters. The skyscraper is the twelfth-tallest building in Russia, and the 20th-tallest building in Europe.

The Evolution Tower is designed by Tony Kettle and Karen Forbes with assistance later from Philipp Nikandrov, chief architect of engineering firm GORPROJECT. The design is similar to the double helix-shape of DNA. This is possibly why the building reflects two ribbons wrapping around each other: symbolizing the inter-linking of individuals, generations, and families.

Urban Exploration

19TONES Urban Exploration Photography, that the artist has been doing since 2015, is about questioning reality through cityscapes, architecture and color. The artist pushes boundaries in traditional photography thanks to a high level of color process and his artistic vision of urban space. To make sure of this, it is enough to know that 19TONES is the first artist from Russia who worked with Adobe on In-App Interactive Lightroom Tutorials with his photographs.

Due to the combination of these two facts, the artist rethinks/redefines city space through architecture and deconstruction of color in photography.

When we talk about the Urban Exploration genre, we should say that every place captured by an artist is a particular geolocation, which is a means of communication with the audience. The place comes alive and becomes a subject of discussion on the internet or anywhere, it’s a way to navigate the city. Such places become a destination for urban explorers, and raise public awareness of themselves.

Further interesting is the fact that 19TONES uses plus codes to indicate geolocation, which were created by Google in 2014. Instead of addresses with street names and numbers, Plus Codes are based on latitude and longitude, and displayed as numbers and letters. This is another hidden meaning.

Works in series

Exploration photography

Architecture – Cityscapes – Outdoor

Night & daylight cityscapes, lookups, abstract, street and city shots