URBAN SHAPE SERIES

I always been amazed by the human ability to generate such massive and complex urban systems. Cities are much more than an accumulation of streets and buildings, they are the result of an endless urban development, and much more important the transcription of how we, as a community, live together. The ‘Urban shape’ series introduces the use of phone books as the main element of the art pieces. Pages, full of names and numbers which are organized with an extreme rationality that eliminates individuality. By dismantling and reassembling the pages organized according to different patterns depending on location, I reintroduce some singularity and distinctiveness.

SELECTED WORK 2014-2019

MELBOURNE 

(S37°48'51'' E120°8'503'') 
40CM*78CM
2014

It's an external point of view of an architect who observes and transcribes a specific vision of a space. The urban study of a site, primarily through the analysis of plan, and aerial view is the initial structure of every projects, and guides the whole process.

LOS ANGELES 

(34°03'08"-118°14'37") 
114CM*114CM
2015

FAVELAS 

184CM*90CM
2015

MEKONG DELTA I

(N9°42'363'' E105°42'24'') 

97CM*163CM
2014

MEKONG DELTA II

(N9°42'363'' E105°42'24'') 

97CM*163CM
2014

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