Archiposters Feature Minimalist Representations of Contemporary Architecture

© Francesco Ravasio © Francesco Ravasio

Bergamo, Italy-based architect and artist Francesco Ravasio has launched Archiposters, a series of minimalist architecture posters, on Kickstarter.

Drawn from his own point of view and style, Ravasio has utilized graphic design to represent architecture from 1931 through 2013, featuring buildings like I.M. Pei’s Louvre Pyramid and Zaha Hadid’s Riverside Museum

The Archiposters project is not only comprised of A2 sized posters, but also includes A5 sized postcards. 12 buildings are featured on the designs:

Villa Savoye / Le Corbusier, 1931

Villa Savoye / Le Corbusier, 1931. Image © Francesco Ravasio Villa Savoye / Le Corbusier, 1931. Image © Francesco Ravasio

Neue Nationalgalerie / Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, 1968

Neue Nationalgalerie / Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, 1968. Image © Francesco Ravasio Neue Nationalgalerie / Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, 1968. Image © Francesco Ravasio

Nakagin Capsule Tower / Kisho Kurokawa, 1972

Nakagin Capsule Tower / Kisho Kurokawa, 1972. Image © Francesco Ravasio Nakagin Capsule Tower / Kisho Kurokawa, 1972. Image © Francesco Ravasio

Pyramide du Louvre / Ieoh Ming Pei, 1989

Pyramide du Louvre / Ieoh Ming Pei, 1989. Image © Francesco Ravasio Pyramide du Louvre / Ieoh Ming Pei, 1989. Image © Francesco Ravasio

Eden Project / Nicholas Grimshaw, 2001

© Francesco Ravasio © Francesco Ravasio

Seattle Central Library / Rem Koolhaas, 2004

Seattle Central Library / Rem Koolhaas, 2004. Image © Francesco Ravasio Seattle Central Library / Rem Koolhaas, 2004. Image © Francesco Ravasio

Zollverein School of Management and Design / SANAA, 2006

Zollverein School of Management and Design / SANAA, 2006. Image © Francesco Ravasio Zollverein School of Management and Design / SANAA, 2006. Image © Francesco Ravasio

Hearst Tower / Foster & Partners, 2006

Eden Project / Nicholas Grimshaw, 2001. Image © Francesco Ravasio Eden Project / Nicholas Grimshaw, 2001. Image © Francesco Ravasio

O-14 / Reiser + Umemoto, 2009

O-14 / Reiser + Umemoto, 2009. Image © Francesco Ravasio O-14 / Reiser + Umemoto, 2009. Image © Francesco Ravasio

VitraHaus / Herzog & De Meuron, 2010

VitraHaus / Herzog & De Meuron, 2010. Image © Francesco Ravasio VitraHaus / Herzog & De Meuron, 2010. Image © Francesco Ravasio

Riverside Museum / Zaha Hadid, 2011

Riverside Museum / Zaha Hadid, 2011. Image © Francesco Ravasio Riverside Museum / Zaha Hadid, 2011. Image © Francesco Ravasio

Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo, 2013

Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo, 2013. Image © Francesco Ravasio Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo, 2013. Image © Francesco Ravasio

Learn more about the project, or contribute to the kickstarter here.

News via Francesco Ravasio.

Plywood Apartment / Alexey Rozenberg

© Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev
  • Architects: Alexey Rozenberg
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Victor Chernishev

© Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev

© Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev

From the architect. The interior space is comprised of an entrance hall, hallway, living room and a kitchen, plus a small separate bathroom.

© Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev

The feeling of unity is achieved through the common decoration technique. This technique uses two basic materials, which are distributed along the planes in accordance with the concept of antigravity: ceiling and walls are finished with plywood; walls and floors are finished with tile.

© Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev

Both materials are similar in color and the black metal frame is superimposed on top. The metal has both decorative and structural functions: it serves as the basis for kitchen furniture, fixtures and lamps, and glass partition.

Floor Plan Floor Plan

The guest bathroom volume is made low in height, similar in the feeling to the Dutch-oven. It’s tile trim further promotes this association. The guest bathroom helps with zoning, but does not divide the space completely, keeping the overall feeling of air.

© Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev

The kitchen is raised on a podium, which creates a place for storage underneath. A box container is placed over the border of the podium – to be easily used from the kitchen – creating a feeling of comfort and privacy in the sitting area.

© Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev

Plywood from coniferous trees was consciously chosen as a finishing material: unfinished, construction quality, rough texture; then it was covered with multiple layers of colored oil and rubbed in, so that its surface became picturesque.

© Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev

Tile was selected on the same principle of picturesque painting. Light is organized with the variety of scenarios possible. All fixtures are designed by the architect and are made of black metal.

Bungalows / BLIPSZ

© Márton BÍRÓ © Márton BÍRÓ
  • Architects: BLIPSZ
  • Location: Odorheiu Secuiesc 535600, Romania
  • Architect In Charge: István PÁSZTOR , István BENEDEK, Zsolt SZÉNÁSI (blipsz!) + Erika Zsuzsanna BARTH, Arnold MACALIK
  • Area: 191.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Márton BÍRÓ

© Márton BÍRÓ © Márton BÍRÓ © Márton BÍRÓ © Márton BÍRÓ

  • Interior Design: Zsófia LÁSZLÓ
  • Landscape Design: István BENEDEK, Kálmán MÁTHÉ
  • Structure, Installations: Build Invest srl
Site Plan Site Plan

From the architect. Right nearby the Hajdó house (formerly designed by our office), the same client wants to raise its pension’s capacity by building a couple of pavilion apartments well integrated in the natural and built environment. The 4 cabins were designed to fulfill the comfort needs of a family or a group of friends. They consist of a kitchen-living room, bathroom and an attic bedroom with 2 double beds.

© Márton BÍRÓ © Márton BÍRÓ
Floor Plan Floor Plan

One of the main project themes was the correct placement of these structures on the terrain topography without disturbing  the panorama of the city as viewed from the upper Hajdó residency. A local platform was created slightly excavated into the hillside, protected by a mixed concrete and stone wall which creates a certain intimacy for the ensemble. The bungalows’ position and the openings layout could seem arbitrary at first glance but they follow the logics of the viewing perspectives and the not so favorable sun orientation imposed by the site. 

© Márton BÍRÓ © Márton BÍRÓ
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