The internet is full of places where you can marvel at architectural successes. (Here are 25, if you’re looking to get started.) But as any 10-year-old child knows, watching something collapse is eminently more exciting than watching it get built. And the spectacle can be kind of beautiful too, in a ‘destruction is an act of creation’ kind of way.
Mathias Gunz seems to understand this. He’s the man behind the Museum of Collapsed Buildings, an Instagram account dedicated to – you guessed it – collapsed buildings (and the odd non-collapsed structural oddity). We say that Gunz “seems” to understand this, because there really isn’t much information out there on his motivations. A quick google search tells us that he’s an architect with Zurich firm Gunz & Künzle Architekten, so perhaps the project is a way for him to blow off steam after a long day creating things designed not to collapse. Whatever his motives, we like what we see.
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