Illustrations by André Chiote

Uniqueness and universality in the world of architecture

by Maria Novozhilova
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Portuguese illustrator André Chiote living in Oporto speaks about architecture. His medium of expression are not words. Through drawing, he has been (successfully) trying to transfer his understanding of uniqueness and universality of the contemporary design. His minimal and essential graphic works neatly represent iconic architecture. Despite only few strokes and limited colors, we immediately recognize familiar silhouettes of award-winning world architectures. What is the purpose? Perhaps, through that he has been trying to reflect the value of individuality within the context of global architecture. Text by @NovozhilovaM. Images by André Chiote.

Find the full collection of André Chiote’s illustrations here.

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    • Maria Novozhilova

      Maria Novozhilova


      Milan / Italy

      Maria Novozhilova is a licensed architect who currently lives in Milan. She graduated from Politecnico di Milano (Bachelor + Master degrees) in 2013 receiving the highest scores for her university career. In the same year having passed successfully Italian State Exam she has officially received the qualification of architect. During recent years she had an opportunity to collaborate with Toyo Ito Architects and Associates (Tokyo), Osamu Ishiyama Laboratory (Tokyo), Metrogramma Andrea Boschetti )