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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Cat Meow
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4 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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4 years ago

I'm an insomniac and he nailed it!

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#4

Dementia

Dementia

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Jody Dubois
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4 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.

Alexa Stewart
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4 years ago

I appreciate his art very much. And have not criticized it. However you have to recognize the right of people to criticize it. He is an artist and he put his work out there. It's only normal that it'd be critiqued.

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sofia suarez
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4 years ago

can someone plz explain what dementia is, i dont know

Fluffyyish
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4 years ago

Memory loss

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Jody Taylor
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4 years ago

this looks to me like memory loss. particularly short term memory. i still have life through late middle age. the dark side of the house. then the coming and goings start to fade. just like the picure. what happened ten minutes ago? i don't remember. came upstairs for something, what was it? did i remember to shut off and unplug the iron? did i already take my meds for today? sh*t where are the bottles?

Charles Laster
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4 years ago

This person is a genius artist, perfectly expressing hard ideas visually.

Bunnies are better!!
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4 years ago

Yes! Dementia is like your memory is fading away

Renu Hasan
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4 years ago

Forgetting to see if you have ordered all the material to finish

Irene Walton
Community Member
4 years ago

excellent

Lianna Valdez
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is so true. They slowly lose the mind and body over time. It is heartbreaking to watch. I see this everyday with my mom.

Sheralyn
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4 years ago

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

Ashley Kate
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4 years ago

Why does this comment have so many down votes? It's just a question and it doesn't even critisise the work!

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Bob St Claire
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4 years ago

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Dementia is kind of a broader perspective than this though. Alzheimers and parkinsons are both different forms of dementia, even though we all associate just one of those illnesses with the word dementia. It was a good attempt by the artist and I love the work, I just feel like there wasn't enough research put in for the project.

Peter Pančík
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4 years ago

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a dont think that the dementia is a mental illness ... try to live with as less brain cells as possible

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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

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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

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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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Danielle Beugger
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4 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
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4 years ago

Looks like durian house

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#11

Paranoia

Paranoia

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Sheralyn
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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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SRAMLNS
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4 years ago

Whats with the corkscrew in the middle?

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#14

Dissociative Disorders

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Christina Kernachan
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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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SRAMLNS
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4 years ago

Transgender isnt a disorder

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#16

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

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Clarissa Cole
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4 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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