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Illustrating How Iconic Architects Thought ... Inside the Box

By smushing the works of modern masters like Philip Johnson, Le Corbusier, and Mies Van der Rohe into uniform boxes, French-born, Colombian-based architect Yannick Martin re-examines the features and proportions that make the Glass Houses or Villa Savoyes (above) of the world iconic masterpieces. He's essentially treating the houses as sculptures waiting to be freed from the blocks of material they start out as. "The idea," Martin tells Arch Daily, "was to deform and stretch houses made by some of the most known architects, put them inside a cube, and reveal what makes them so singular, starting with the decisions the architects made concerning the proportion of their houses and the defining elements that makes them so unique and famous." Have a look, below.

· CASA: Architecture's Most Famous Houses Confined to a Cube [Arch Daily]
· All Artistry posts [Curbed National]