Ivan Illich Leonidov (1902-1957) designed the Lenin Institute for Librarianship (the collective scientific and cultural center of the USSR) in 1927 as … [Read more...]
Representation: Axonometric projection
The axonometric projection is a parallel projection, usually detaching the viewer from the scene and emphasizing the level of abstraction in the representation of the subject. Mostly employed for technical drawings, axonometrics can be as expressive as any other projection while keeping the ability of being highly descriptive. An axonometric image allows to place on the same level very different layers of informations on a space which is non-hierarchical and isotropic. The complexity of a scene is underlined while its contradictions are resolved by making them peacefully cohabit in the same frame.
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Irena Gajic’s 100 Houses
We already featured Irena, a Belgrade-based artist, and architect, some time ago for a series ofillustrations featured in architecture … [Read more...]
A Downsized Manhattan Between Analogy and Abstraction: “Roosevelt Island Housing, competition” by O.M. Ungers (1975).
In 1975, German architect Oswald Mathias Ungers took part in the “Roosevelt Island Housing", a competition sponsored by the State’s Urban Development … [Read more...]
Imaginary Places for Mundane Activities: Works by Max Guther
Max Guther is a German illustrator who constructs imaginary worlds through axonometric projections. His images usually depict details from urban views … [Read more...]
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