If you had to imagine your mental illness or disorder as a house, what would it look like?

Federico Babina has just released a new project called Archiatric, which depicts 16 different conditions as works of architecture in various states of repair. The designs are chillingly abstract, but for anyone living with the agony of mental illness, they're all too accurate. An animated video posted to the Barcelona-based digital artist's YouTube page further intensifies the effect of the images.

Babina is known for architecture-inspired work, using a unique geometric style that takes clear notes from cubism. His designs are often surreal, yet underlined with cheeky humour.

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#1

Anxiety

Anxiety

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Denise Mourato
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4 years ago

The walls should be shaking too

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#2

Depression

Depression

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Damien McDallydally
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4 years ago

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How does this explain depression? My first thought was "bedwetting is a mental illness?"

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#3

Insomnia

Insomnia

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Stephanie Gutman
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4 years ago

I'm an insomniac and he nailed it!

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#4

Dementia

Dementia

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Sheralyn
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4 years ago

Interested to know why vanishing blocks instead of a 'particle dissolution' effect.

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#5

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

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Sidsel Kristensen
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4 years ago

I can relate

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#6

Ocd

Ocd

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Yana La
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4 years ago

The roof does not fit correctly with that pattern........ *internal screaming*

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#7

Autism

Autism

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Lemur
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4 years ago

I truly can relate. This is me. I got Asperger, a form of autism where you are actually pretty smart.

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#8

Alzheimer

Alzheimer

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Erica Marx
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4 years ago

This depicts very well the bits and pieces of memory and habit that linger with this disease. The cracks are nearly all the way through, excellent.

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#9

Bipolar

Bipolar

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Anuranjan Tirkey
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4 years ago

Amazing book on Thinking, must read... http://amzn.to/2lCNtFx

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#10

Phobias

Phobias

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Yong Hataipat
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like durian house

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#11

Paranoia

Paranoia

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Sheralyn
Community Member
4 years ago

Thought paranoia would be more like numerous eyes watching you or something. A maze sounds more like OCD or anxiety disorder.

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#12

Dyslexia

Dyslexia

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Ode
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4 years ago

The pictures are well thought through, thanks for that. But I don't think dyslexia is a mental illness

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#13

Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder

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Karnelia
Community Member
4 years ago

A cheese house!

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#14

Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

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Christina Kernachan
Community Member
4 years ago

I can relate to this... Though in my experience it's more like being in a bubble. Although i fully appreciate what the artist was aiming for. Good job

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#15

Gender Disorder

Gender Disorder

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Sheralyn
Community Member
4 years ago

Don't quite understand this.

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#16

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

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Angie Feinstein
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4 years ago

Narcolepsy is a physical disorder so maybe the description of these altogether is wrong.

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