yannick martin illustrates renowned architectural homes within a cube
yannick martin illustrates renowned architectural homes within a cube yannick martin illustrates renowned architectural homes within a cube
may 27, 2014

yannick martin illustrates renowned architectural homes within a cube

yannick martin illustrates renowned architectural homes within a cube
(above) le corbusier – villa savoye
all images courtesy of yannick martin





colombia-based architect and designer yannick martin has deconstructed houses made by some of the most renowned creatives, and fit them inside a cube. the series of illustrations titled ‘casa’ aim to reveal what make them so singular and extraordinary, by removing them from their original context and isolating them within a square space. by deforming and stretching the famous dwellings, the observer is able to understand the choices that the architects made concerning proportion and volume, and the decisions they led them to their familiar designs. from mies van der rohe’s ‘farnsworth house’ to SANAA’s ‘small house’, the plan-like sketches questions the confines of architecture and depict the ways in which this type of study can lead to a new architectural language.

adalberto libera — casa malaparte

alberto campo baeza — casa guerrero

robert venturi — casa vanna venturi

mies van der rohe — farnsworth house

SANAA — small house

charles & ray eames — casa study house n°8

frank lloyd wright — fallingwater house

louis isadore kahn — casa fisher

konstantin melnikov — melnikov house

herzog & de meuron — rudin house

glenn murcutt — magney house



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  • kinda contrived, kinda like first year arch school busywork

    I thought this was going to be really cool and then I opened it – there are so many interesting homes by big or famous architects that truly are cube based and it would have been interesting to see the development of the program by different minds

    dbkii says:

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