Zooming into Architecture
29. April 2020
Photo courtesy of Turenscape, modified by World-Architects
Need a more interesting backdrop than the wall behind your couch or messy shelves for for your next Zoom or Skype meeting? We dug through projects recently uploaded to World-Architects for some eye-catching visuals that should liven up online meetings.
Using images as backdrops for Zoom calls is nothing new, but with last week's update to Skype now allowing the same, it seemed like a good time to offer some backdrop suggestions aligned with architecture. The below photos, sixteen of them, were culled from recently updated office profiles and were selected with primarily visual criteria in mind:
- a horizontal orientation to fit on screens
- free (for the most part) of distracting people
- symmetrical compositions (more or less)
- spatial rather than frontal in character
- architecturally striking and fun
The spatial consideration is the most unique criteria, with the idea being that these images will make people on Skype or Zoom look like they are virtually inside a space rather than in front of a backdrop.
Lastly, the copyright for these images remains with the photographers, as noted. So please use them for online meetings with colleagues or friends, not for appearances on television or online media. Have fun and stay healthy!