The photo series "Stacked" by German photographer Malte Brandenburg presents an alternate, borderline-whimsical view on the intrusive monoliths of the modern city. Brandenburg's latest works photographs the tops of Berlin's housing projects, contrasting their geometric postwar architecture with the paleur of a bright blue sky.
There's a dystopian beauty to the contrast between concrete and cloudless sky. In the 21st century, housing projects stand as toxic monuments to shortsighted optimism - what was intended as postwar utopia is currently a den of crime and despair. Framed against a cloudless sky, the architectural complexity of these buildings is highlighted rather than their societal connotation. Brandenburg's simple, colorful photos are both gorgeous and significant. Check out the full photo series below: