ABOUT "THE ARCHITECTURE OF HUNTING"
LEFT: HOCHSITZ #2 | ALSACE, FRANCE | 2020
RIGHT: HOCHSITZ #1 | ALSACE, FRANCE | 2019
DEER STANDS: ARCHITECTURAL ICONS OF HUNTING
Deer stands, as architectural embodiments of hunting, are pervasive throughout the European landscape. They are so omnipresent that they often blend into the backdrop of everyday life. You can find them at the fringes of settlements, nestled within forests, or isolated amidst vast fields, seamlessly integrated into their surroundings.
"As a child, I found deer stands to be both mystifying and forbidden places. They were sanctuaries that offered unobstructed views. Both hunting and architecture encapsulate two of the most primal themes that have shaped humanity into the species that inhabits our planet today."
In their architectural pragmatism, Lambertz's deer stands sometimes border on the bizarre, symbolizing a mechanistic relationship between modern humans and nature. His image processing technique and systematic reduction of motifs accentuate the grotesque features of this minimalist architecture. Consequently, his works exude a mystical, occasionally menacing aura, while also facilitating a typological analysis without succumbing to trite judgments.