Standing on a city street, surrounded by intimidating skyscrapers and the mandatory chaos one might be forgiven for forgetting exactly which city you are in. As their traits are intertwined within their very definition, the true fingerprint of a city is it’s topographical blueprint. Luis Dilger is a German designer based in Ravensburg and he has just produced a series of 3D renderings that portray the topographical beauty of our world’s cities.
“I didn’t only want to show these structures in the conventional way from above, but also including the exact three-dimensionality of topography and buildings – a real world visualisation,” writes Dilger on his Behance account.
The buildings in the images are almost indistinguishable, bar their height. Their features are lost to the clean and monotonous nature of the drawings, leaving the true identity and uniquity of each city is revealed as you compare them. By removing the intricacies of each locale, Dilger removes all telling facets of their culture, leaving the audience to view the topographical artworks as though they are viewing a finger print.