House in Black

Haus in SchwarzI came across this photo earlier today and found it so striking. At first I thought it might be one of those fake houses that cities use to hide various parts of its infrastructure (so fascinating – see here), but it turns out it was a farewell art piece for the building which was set to be demolished. Called Haus in Schwarz (House is Black), the house was painted matte black by artists Erik Sturm and Simon Jung in Möhringen, Germany.

Previously the building was used by street artists which made for an equally stunning facade:

Haus in Schwarz Before

And here they are side by side:

Haus in Schwarz and before I'll take one of each, please ;)

via This is Colossal