andre chiote graphically explores architectural patterns around the world
andre chiote graphically explores architectural patterns around the world andre chiote graphically explores architectural patterns around the world
nov 11, 2014

andre chiote graphically explores architectural patterns around the world

andre chiote graphically explores architectural patterns around the world
‘beinecke library’ by SOM 
all images courtesy of andre chiote




as you walk around the streets of any city, you come to realize that each building holds an aesthetic essence that sets it apart from its neighbors. some stand out for their volumetric expression, while others remain in our memory because of their skin, the texture that builds its exterior appearance. the universe of these façades is extremely rich and plays with different elements, which alone or combined have the ability to create expressive compositions. colors, materials of diverse nature, light, and shadow set in a random way or organized according to geometric rules, form patterns with such a visual impact that allows them to stand as icons themselves. the graphic potential of these combinations was the characteristic that led to the selection of the buildings illustrated in andre chiote‘s ‘architecture’s patterns’ series.

andre chiote architectures patterns
‘santa caterina market’ by EMBT




each replication has simplified the details down to succinct and essential qualities that have lent the designs their success. depth and extrusions are developed through changes in hue specific to the construction’s polychromy.

andre chiote architectures patterns
‘museum der kulturen’ by herzog & de meuron

andre chiote architectures patterns
‘zaragoza bridge pavilion’ by zaha hadid

andre chiote architectures patterns
‘muuratsalo house’ by alvar aalto

andre chiote architectures patterns
‘national congress, annex IV’ by oscar niemeyer

andre chiote architectures patterns
‘auditorium del parco’ by renzo piano

andre chiote architectures patterns
‘ennis house’ by frank lloyd wright

andre chiote architectures patterns
‘companies incubator’ by contemporânea



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