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
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5 years ago

The walls should be shaking too

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#2

Depression

Depression

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Cat Meow
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5 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
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5 years ago

I'm an insomniac and he nailed it!

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#4

Dementia

Dementia

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Jody Dubois
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

I can relate

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#6

Ocd

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Yana La
Community Member
5 years ago

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

Erica Marx
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5 years ago

That maybe was the point.

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Caroline Thornton
Community Member
5 years ago

So disappointed, when I saw this on facebook I was really excited to see it. I'm really sad that the image for OCD only fits into the common stereotype most people have of it. OCD is in the top ten most debilitating illnesses in the world. obsessions are irrational, including worrying that a loved one is going to die, you're going to murder a loved one, you're a paedophile, you've hit someone with your car...OCD has nothing to do with "liking" things in a certain way. With OCD if something doesn't look or feel right it means someone is going to die or something terrible is going to happen. People with OCD are ten times more likely to commit suicide than others. You don't do that because a picture is hanging slightly squint.

Eloise Trett
Community Member
5 years ago

Thank you for this comment. For artwork which is meant to be portraying mental illness, this is extremely closed minded and downright unhelpful to a society which largely already views OCD as 'an obsession with perfection'. Some people need to do their research and actually try to understand the conditions they want to explore with their art!!

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Angie Brauer
Community Member
5 years ago

All who ask why pattern dont fit with roof,no ,I dont think picture is wrong.Is actually very accurate how it feel like to live with ocd...You make pattern and you try make all right...but you cant,you cant make all right,you cant make other follow your pattern as well,and life is unpredictable.That "unfitting" roof is exactly what problem ocd people have.

Angie Brauer
Community Member
5 years ago

was just my opinion how I see it,I have OCD too and must say ,that how I just seen the meaning of the picture.

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Rachel Coghlan
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5 years ago

How is this supposed to be OCD? This doesn't represent obsessive thoughts/feelings, it might show some compulsions but misses the majority. Disappointing.

Thomas Baumgartner
Community Member
5 years ago

Unfortunately. As always.

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Trisha Dragon
Community Member
5 years ago

No. This is a rather epic fail. This isn't OCD, it's "people who like things orderly". I'm guessing that anybody who finds this representative of OCD probably doesn't suffer from OCD. It's a tough one to illustrate if you don't live with it though.

Thomas Baumgartner
Community Member
5 years ago

Thank you.

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Jason Clark
Community Member
5 years ago

What I love about this piece in particular is how much of a response it's stirred up in the OCD folks. I think it is the best argument in saying the artist nailed it.

Mitch McKeig
Community Member
5 years ago

That's more Anxiety you're talking about there bro

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Mendi Morton
Community Member
5 years ago

All these attention seekers in the comments thinking they have OCD because this picture bothers are pathetic. OCD is something much, MUCH more than being bothered by asymmetrical images, all right? Stop trying to be a special snowflake.

Renee Schlamp Cohen
Community Member
5 years ago

To those complaining about the OCD one not being symmetric.... OCD isn't always about symmetry. If you truly deal with it you would know that. People confuse OCD with OCPD quite a bit now because a few memes made them diagnose themselves.

Melina Pothier
Community Member
5 years ago

OCD is not only about order and sequence. There are many forms, mine is unending negative thoughts.

Andrea Kumar
Community Member
5 years ago

I have ocd and I haven't seen the roof at all :) it's nothing to do with symmetry in most cases -on TV is the way to explain OCD usually. I agree that OCD is confused with OCPD. @melina also "just" thoughts and thoughts, guilt and guilt...

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Sydney Pollock
Community Member
5 years ago

Most people with OCD aren't obsessed with alignment. Some of us can't get through a test without praying...

Chermaine Muro
Community Member
5 years ago

It's not the alignment of the roof. If you will take out all the shaded and unshaded arrows inside, the outline of the house is aligned. Now, due to the effect of the shadowed arrows and unshaded ones, it comes across as if the whole picture is skewed. Yes, I am an OCD artist trying hard not to be.

Skee-ball Magee
Community Member
5 years ago

You are right! Also, at the bottom there are little unshaded triangles depicting the start of the next chevrons, but on the blank spaces there are no black triangles. I think this might make it look off. The left and right side are negative images of each other except for those bottom shapes.

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Leah Vbulldopps
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5 years ago

I think a lot of you misunderstand what OCD really is. It has nothing to do with being being neat and orderly.

Hannah Chartrand
Community Member
5 years ago

Everything outside of the house should have been out of control. Love this❤

Alice Pedersen
Community Member
5 years ago

Is this a joke? It's not symmetrical at all and the roof doesn't fit. No!

Julianne Hannes
Community Member
1 year ago

Not OCD

Renu Hasan
Community Member
5 years ago

No don't agree

Bernardo Rojas
Community Member
5 years ago

Pretty intense drawings. I expected more for this one, which is the one I have (OCD). Cause it can feel like the anxiety drawing. Its more like infinite "what ifs" threaten your life, while you're chained to do compulsions in order to neutralize those thoughts, never taking a break. Many people see it just as a disorder that makes you neat and organized. I have "Pure O" which is about having intrusive thoughts and neutralizing them via other thoughts so it doesn't even show itself

Wouter Stillebroer
Community Member
5 years ago

This is so bad.... It has nothing to do with OCD at all not even a tiny bit OCD stands for Obsessive compulsive disorder meaning you Obsessively think about something (this usually happens out of nowhere and these thought are usually negative things you don't have any control over) and because of those negative thoughts you will get ridden with anxiety to make that anxiety go away you do these things called "compulsions" usually compulsions are things you do in order to know something 100% sure for example "is this door really locked" despite knowing you have locked the door you get anxious and you lock the door again for a short while you will think "okay the door is locked no need to lock it anymore" but then a few seconds later you will feel anxious again and you will walk to that door AGAIN and even though you tell yourself that door is locked over and over and over again you still doubt if it's locked or not. Excuse the standard example.

Justin Cohea
Community Member
5 years ago

Is it ironic that the structure of the OCD house would annoy someone with OCD? The roof is not uniform. The man is off-center unless five or three is a special number.

Dom Carson
Community Member
5 years ago

This is only relevant to standard OCD, even though the pattern is off putting and uneven. Maybe a perfectly symmetrical, pentagonal shape with an image to show even and steady uncontrollable ticks?

Carmen Aquino
Community Member
5 years ago

Omg yes my ocd feeling

Andy Garrod
Community Member
5 years ago

ACCURATE!!!!

Barbi Lucas
Community Member
5 years ago

Perhaps this is deliberate

Justin Zak
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh God, where are the tops of the black chevrons in the bottom row!? And why it the roof not at the same angle as the chevron so they line up!?

Lindy Mac
Community Member
5 years ago

Comment for the whole post: If you can relate to the image... you got it... ;-)

Elizabeth Scarborough
Community Member
5 years ago

Not everyone has OCD for gosh sakes, most have a keen sense of sight of imperfections vs perfection. Something like this picture would irk many people. Just having the need to see or have things in symmetrical or perfect order isn't OCD. But hey if you want to label yourselves then knock your socks off, but that's called hypochondria.

endelbendel
Community Member
5 years ago

Right. Where's the panic?

ReeRee Yarbrough
Community Member
5 years ago

and the little person ? depicted is setting it off off level and the roof is messed up i cant look at this its messing with mer

Vera Scanlan
Community Member
5 years ago

I would like to see this taken apart so one could put it together like a puzzle, because just leaving it like this makes OCD want to come back and see it fixed! There are so many things wrong, from shading to shapes, the roof, the whole house is maddening! If that man is suppose to represent the OCD person they wouldn't be in that picture at all! OCD would not allow that disorder around them!

Skee-ball Magee
Community Member
5 years ago

It's not uneven. The left side is a negative image of the right side. So the black chevrons on the left match the colorless chevrons on the right. The only difference is that at the bottom in the colorless areas there should be black triangles at the bottom as there are colorless chevrons on the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th columns.

Tee S Bathurst
Community Member
5 years ago

this one bothers me because its so poorly constructed :P

Rachel Muscutt
Community Member
5 years ago

This would be OCDP not OCD. OCD is not a perfectionist disorder, public always mixes them. Easy to see why, they are unrelated except for sounding similar. Completely different symptoms.

Aubren Long
Community Member
5 years ago

The roof doesn't fit correctly, some of the shapes are thicker, some aren't straight. The person isn't in the middle of the house. He's too far to my right.

Rachel Muscutt
Community Member
5 years ago

This would be OCDP not OCD.

Kito Liang
Community Member
5 years ago

what??? did i got a mental illness?? OCD...lol

Jared Figueira
Community Member
5 years ago

They should have made it one more row bigger or one less so the pattern would be even and symmetrically balanced. As it stands, it's unbalanced and makes the roof look awkward. I'm very annoyed by this picture

Shelli Ezold
Community Member
5 years ago

The pattern isn't symmetrical within the structure. NOT COOL, says the OCD woman.

Rajan Shah
Community Member
5 years ago

The entire thing bothers me. Even the title for this on the website. It says "Ocd". Like whyyyyy 😭 It's supposed to be all caps like "OCD"

The dastardly Penguin
Community Member
5 years ago

I hate living w/ OCD it sucks he nailed this mofo

Sandesh Prabhu
Community Member
5 years ago

The roof! The roof! THE ROOF!

Ariane Paninski
Community Member
5 years ago

what is OCD?

Thomas Baumgartner
Community Member
5 years ago

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The picture is just an internet stereotype by the way and doesn't represent it. Better go to Wikipedia instead or watch the video "Debunking the myths of OCD" on YouTube. The latter explains it pretty well.

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Dave Varino
Community Member
5 years ago

The pattern inside the house is uneven

Dave Varino
Community Member
5 years ago

This is me

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Eloise Trett
Community Member
5 years ago

I find this insulting

Даниел Николовски
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm playing lost vikings and they keep pushing me forward

Betül Çelik
Community Member
5 years ago

Is this for driving people with OCD crazy 😜

Agustina Oliver
Community Member
5 years ago

The pattern is uneven...

Daring Donna
Community Member
5 years ago

Nope! The upper portion is not exact.

Sabrina Colfax-Rios
Community Member
5 years ago

As somone with ocd.... im dien here looking at this design and how its all wrong on the top

D'Aria Parker
Community Member
5 years ago

Freaked me out just looking at this. I want to streamline it & ugh

siriuslyafangirl
Community Member
5 years ago

...aaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhHHHHHHHHHHHhh

Jason Roberts
Community Member
5 years ago

It would help if the pattern was right and symmetrical.........

T.J. Chavis
Community Member
5 years ago

Aaaahhhhh!!!!!!!! The ROOoOOOOoOFfffFfff!!!!

Tiffany Zhu
Community Member
5 years ago

XD I am OCD and ahhh what is with the small triangle bits at the top?!?!?!!

Draakhan
Community Member
5 years ago

Not only the roof. Have you noticed that white figures at the bottom doesn't have black triangles like black has white?

Marcie Nadal
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes!! I thought the same thing Yana! LOL duhhhh. Clearly whoever drew this does not have OCD!!

Varun Vibhakar
Community Member
5 years ago

I love how the patterns are consistent.

Michael Stone
Community Member
5 years ago

Are you trying to annoy OCD people with that?

Nagy Andrea Lelle
Community Member
5 years ago

OCD with a disproportion like this? :D...

Eric Leveille
Community Member
5 years ago

I had to add this comment to the ocd picture instead of at the bottom of the page........The ocd one isn't symmetric and the top looks wierd on both sides and the person is standing to the right more. Its just not perfect

Laczó Balázs
Community Member
5 years ago

No. It should be symmetric. Centre organized, arrow right on top in the middle. :P

Benjamin Taylor
Community Member
5 years ago

NO! too cruel...

Mindy Borda
Community Member
5 years ago

This is need! The top of the roof doesn't quite work with the pattern!!!

Princess Roan
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't even have ocd but its making me uncomfortable

SRAMLNS
Community Member
5 years ago

I have minor OCD but not real OCD. In fact i dont even consider myself to really have OCD i jsut get bugged sometimes but THE ROOF IS NOT ST

Romz Alvior
Community Member
5 years ago

It's not even aligned correctly...(freaking out) 😱😨

Sandi Norman
Community Member
5 years ago

That's the point, everybody wants to fix this picture. Isn't that what OCD makes you feel?

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Marie La Souris
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5 years ago

doesn't. fit. why.

Nils Fox
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5 years ago

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Thomas Baumgartner
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5 years ago

Worst shirt ever. Educate yourself.

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Edward Bilek
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5 years ago

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Come on, man, LINE THE SHIT UP!

Elizabeth Jane
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5 years ago

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😶 twitching cringing at how imperfect this is 😖😬

Elizabeth Nelson
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5 years ago

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Yana La I agree, I could feel my chest and arms tightening just looking at it and am needing to find a way to correct it

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#7

Autism

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Lemur
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5 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

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Erica Marx
Community Member
5 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

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Danielle Beugger
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#10

Phobias

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Yong Hataipat
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5 years ago

Looks like durian house

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#11

Paranoia

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Sheralyn
Community Member
5 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

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Ode
Community Member
5 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

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SRAMLNS
Community Member
5 years ago

Whats with the corkscrew in the middle?

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#14

Dissociative Disorders

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Christina Kernachan
Community Member
5 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

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SRAMLNS
Community Member
5 years ago

Transgender isnt a disorder

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#16

Narcolepsy

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Clarissa Cole
Community Member
5 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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