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.

More info: Federico Babina, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

#1

Anxiety

Anxiety

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Denise Mourato 2 years ago

The walls should be shaking too

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#2

Depression

Depression

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Cat Meow 2 years ago

Is it supposed to show "feel like drowning all while feeling trapped"?

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#3

Insomnia

Insomnia

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Stephanie Gutman 2 years ago

I'm an insomniac and he nailed it!

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#4

Dementia

Dementia

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Jody Dubois 2 years ago

Omg people...This man is an artist. These are HIS takes on various human conditions. Stop critiquing his choices and just appreciate his gift and willingness to share with the world.

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#5

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

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Sidsel Kristensen 2 years ago

I can relate

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#6

Ocd

Ocd

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Yana La 2 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 2 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 2 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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Danielle Beugger 2 years ago

I think this one needs to be worked on.... It's still too safe......

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#10

Phobias

Phobias

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Yong Hataipat 2 years ago

Looks like durian house

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#11

Paranoia

Paranoia

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Sheralyn 2 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 2 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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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

I love this one. Because it looks like bites have been taken of the outside but there is still a hole in the middle (emptiness). A lot of eating disorders are caused by stress and anxiety, and you eat to fill emptiness (or don't eat, or purge, etc). Well done!

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#14

Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

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Christina Kernachan 2 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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SRAMLNS 2 years ago

Transgender isnt a disorder

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#16

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

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Clarissa Cole 2 years ago

All these disorders are in the DSM, which includes all mental illness, including cognitive/regulatory issues. Narcolepsy, dyslexia, etc are all in there.

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