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Start the Year the Right Way With 18 Illustrations of Architecture Classics

Start the Year the Right Way With 18 Illustrations of Architecture Classics
Start the Year the Right Way With 18 Illustrations of Architecture Classics, © Xinran Ma
© Xinran Ma

To celebrate the start of 2015, Xinran Ma, a New York-based architectural designer and illustrator, has created this brutalist-inspired greetings card. Based on his work illustrating over 50 of the classic projects of modernist and brutalist architecture, this card features pieces of these recognizable buildings, remixed and adapted to create a typeface.

Xinran says that the buildings he illustrates all have one unfortunate thing in common: "they are extremely attractive and inspiring to me," he says, but "ironically they have been somehow gradually forgotten." As a result, the illustrations he produces are not just a hobby, but part of an obligation he feels "to defend, memorize and deliver the classics that I believe are immortal." Xinran has shared 18 of these illustrations with ArchDaily to spread the word about these buildings; check them out after the break, and click on the images to find out more about each one.

House-monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Image © Xinran Ma Makedonium / Jordan Grabulovski and IskraGrabulovski. Image © Xinran Ma Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics. Image © Xinran Ma St. John’s Abbey Church / Marcel Breuer. Image © Xinran Ma + 19

Prentice Women’s Hospital / Bertrand Goldberg. Image © Xinran Ma
Prentice Women’s Hospital / Bertrand Goldberg. Image © Xinran Ma
Makedonium / Jordan Grabulovski and IskraGrabulovski. Image © Xinran Ma
Makedonium / Jordan Grabulovski and IskraGrabulovski. Image © Xinran Ma
St. John’s Abbey Church / Marcel Breuer. Image © Xinran Ma
St. John’s Abbey Church / Marcel Breuer. Image © Xinran Ma
Mill Owners’ Association Building / Le Corbusier. Image © Xinran Ma
Mill Owners’ Association Building / Le Corbusier. Image © Xinran Ma
Torre Blancas / Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza. Image © Xinran Ma
Torre Blancas / Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza. Image © Xinran Ma
Balfron Tower / ErnoGoldfinger. Image © Xinran Ma
Balfron Tower / ErnoGoldfinger. Image © Xinran Ma
The Dymaxion House / Buckminster Fuller. Image © Xinran Ma
The Dymaxion House / Buckminster Fuller. Image © Xinran Ma
Leutschenbach School / Christian Kerez. Image © Xinran Ma
Leutschenbach School / Christian Kerez. Image © Xinran Ma
House-monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Image © Xinran Ma
House-monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Image © Xinran Ma
Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics. Image © Xinran Ma
Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics. Image © Xinran Ma
Interdesign Showroom / Khalil Khoury. Image © Xinran Ma
Interdesign Showroom / Khalil Khoury. Image © Xinran Ma
Marcel Breuer's Armstrong Rubber Company in West Haven, Connecticut. Image © Xinran Ma
Marcel Breuer's Armstrong Rubber Company in West Haven, Connecticut. Image © Xinran Ma
Architecture office with two stairs by Pascal Flammer. Image © Xinran Ma
Architecture office with two stairs by Pascal Flammer. Image © Xinran Ma
From Xinran Ma's recent "Industrial Series". Image © Xinran Ma
From Xinran Ma's recent "Industrial Series". Image © Xinran Ma
From Xinran Ma's recent "Industrial Series". Image © Xinran Ma
From Xinran Ma's recent "Industrial Series". Image © Xinran Ma
From Xinran Ma's recent "Industrial Series". Image © Xinran Ma
From Xinran Ma's recent "Industrial Series". Image © Xinran Ma
From Xinran Ma's recent "Industrial Series". Image © Xinran Ma
From Xinran Ma's recent "Industrial Series". Image © Xinran Ma
From Xinran Ma's recent "Industrial Series". Image © Xinran Ma
From Xinran Ma's recent "Industrial Series". Image © Xinran Ma

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Start the Year the Right Way With 18 Illustrations of Architecture Classics" 02 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/583539/start-the-year-the-right-way-with-18-illustrations-of-architecture-classics/> ISSN 0719-8884
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