The past is often a refuge from the present. Whether it was where you were two weeks ago or 10 years ago, there is some security that comes from the certainty of then.
Perhaps this is why a team of designers recently examined the ruined castles of medieval Europe today, raising the fortifications of their dilapidated states and digitally reinventing the structures as they were. their peak.
Although a semblance of their former glory remains today, whether through fighting or simple neglect, formerly fortified sites from Ireland to Romania have deteriorated. The ruins are found on top of the hills and on the cliffs, all of which best gave them dominion over the surrounding land. These were the homes of landed leaders and elites, filled with turrets, towers, parapets and, of course, very sturdy walls.
You can now imagine what these once great fortresses looked like at their peak, before the ravages of time set in. Seven European castles have been practically rebuilt, restoring them from their dungeons to their bailiffs. The architects looked at old paintings, plans and other research documents describing the fortresses, and then gave their advice to the design team at NeoMam Studios, who digitally revived the structures from scratch.
From a fortification in northern France built by Richard I of England to a castle formerly occupied by Vlad the Impaler, these buildings are reconstructed to make you think about their position – seemingly permanent sentries on their kingdoms, resolved even in the face of time itself.