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Architecture is the Protagonist in These Intricate Illustrations

Architecture is the Protagonist in These Intricate Illustrations
Architecture is the Protagonist in These Intricate Illustrations, © Marta Vilarinho de Freitas
© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas

Through her project "Cities and Memory - the Architecture and the City" Architect Marta Vilarinho de Freitas has created a set of illustrations that focus on architecture and the fantasy worlds it can create. The project arose from her thesis on “Communicating Art” at the Superior Artística School in Porto, and seeks to tell stories of the “cities and the life that inhabits in each of them.”

View more images and a text from the architect after the break. 

© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas © Marta Vilarinho de Freitas © Marta Vilarinho de Freitas © Marta Vilarinho de Freitas + 14

© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas
© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas

Description from the architect: Her drawings define the space, the plain white sheet, and they also set architecture as the protagonist. There is the appeal for the architectural design and its unique, distinctive and extremely fascinating universe. These illustrations are a personal view of cities, a journey through the imaginary of architecture. "The Architecture and the City" lets you explore the world, departing to its discovery through the design, and therefore, telling the story of these lines, these cities and the life that inhabits in each of them. In her drawings, Marta explores the detail, the contrast between fantasy and reality, and dichotomy of past/present. She promotes the illusory character and imagination, combined with architectural precision, construction, the world in black and white or dipped in color. She elaborates with detail the main features of each sketch and city by meticulously recording the details that, gradually, will fill out and represent their cities.

This is “Writing the Architecture”.

© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas
© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas
© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas
© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas
© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas
© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas
© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas
© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas

To view more of Marta's work visit her Facebook page

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Cite: Katie Watkins. "Architecture is the Protagonist in These Intricate Illustrations" 08 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771408/architecture-is-the-protagonist-in-these-intricate-illustrations/> ISSN 0719-8884