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
Community Member
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.

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#5

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

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Sidsel Kristensen
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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.

The Cappy
Community Member
4 years ago

We had both Alzheimer and dementia... Oh well. The correct way to depict them using a house theme would be to draw a stranger's house, since that's the world such patients gradually slip into. My house gets smaller every day, and the stranger's house gets bigger.

Edward Fitzgerald
Community Member
4 years ago

This is brilliant artistic and conceptual work by Mr. Babina. I would like to expand on the Alzheimer's item with a drawing if permitted. Ed Fitzgerald 3-8-17-Arc...24ab13.jpg 3-8-17-Archiatric-designs-mental-illness-58bfd9e24ab13.jpg

Ced OGormanov
Community Member
4 years ago

It's "Alzheimer's (disease)" and how is he differentiating dementia from this, the most common form of dementia?

Jennifer Lapensee
Community Member
4 years ago

Dementia is the umbrella term Alzheimer's is a form of dementia it just happens to be the nost common form

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ReeRee Yarbrough
Community Member
4 years ago

alzheimer... I totally get this

Charles Laster
Community Member
4 years ago

Definition entirely visual!

Nitin Wahie
Community Member
4 years ago

"loss of identity" may be that's why can't see picture of man..

Dawn Brown
Community Member
4 years ago

I get confused with this and dementia.

Carlos Rojas-Fernandez
Community Member
4 years ago

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. It doesn't make sense to depict it differently from the broad term of dementia.

Emy D'Owni
Community Member
4 years ago

Well if you look at the Dementia picture, the concept is still there. Missing pieces, fading away of the colors. Yet it denser than this picture here since Alzheimer's is another for of Dementia and in a way worse.

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#9

Bipolar

Bipolar

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Danielle Beugger
Community Member
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
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
4 years ago

Whats with the corkscrew in the middle?

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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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SRAMLNS
Community Member
4 years ago

Transgender isnt a disorder

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#16

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

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Clarissa Cole
Community Member
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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