Flattened Architecture


Sometimes architecture can be overwhelming in its grandiosity and presence. Portuguese architect and illustrator André Chiote created a series of posters that re-configures some of the most iconic, large architectural museums into simplified, graphic forms. Gehry’s Vitra Design Museum becomes a monochromatic, grey abstraction, while Mario Botta’s SFMoma’s stripes become its central element. Each is transformed into an elegantly flattened version of its former, looming self.