Federico Babina Portrays Mental Disorders Using Architecture

Federico Babina is an Italian artist, architect and graphic designer. He enjoys expressing himself through different techniques. Federico used his creativity to explore different mental disorders using architecture. He believes the spaces in which people habit influences their behaviors and psychopathology.  The following are some of the representations he did on mental disorders:

 

federico babina
federico babina

“The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets.”  -Poppy Z. Brite

federico babina
federico babina

“A lot of the times I’d get that feeling like I was in the middle of a huge black ocean, or in deep space, but not in the fascinating way.” -Unknown

federico babina
federico babina

 “You can’t ‘just eat.’ The world inside your head is so twisted and controlling, a prison of black and white; it makes you fear every aspect of your life outside of your ‘control.” -Unknown

federico babina
federico babina

“The worst part about taking naps is you expect to wake up afterwards feeling well-rested, but instead you feel like you died and you forget who you are.” -unknown

federico babina
federico babina

“I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” – Ned Vizzini

federico babina
federico babina

“The schizophrenic mind is not so much split as shattered. I’d like to say schizophrenia is like a waking nightmare.” -Elyn Saks

federico babina
federico babina

“I’m not real, you’re not real, this isn’t real.” -Unknown

federico babina
federico babina

“We remember their love, when they can no longer remember.” -Unknown

federico babina
federico babina

“So many memories stolen… So many hearts broken.” -Unknown

federico babina
federico babina

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” -Corrie ten Boom

federico babina
federico babina

“When you are mad, mad like this, you don’t know it. Reality is what you see. When what you see shifts, departing from anyone else’s reality, it’s still reality to you.”  -Marya Hornbacher

federico babina
federico babina

“OCD is not a disease that bothers; it is a disease that tortures.”  -J.J. Keeler

federico babina
federico babina

“I hear things more loudly. I see things more clearly, I smell things more strongly, I feel things you don’t, I taste things differently.” -Unknown

For more of his work: http://federicobabina.com/ARCHIATRIC . Do you agree with these representations? If so which ones?

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  1. I really love how Federico’s work explores the intersection of art, architecture, and mental health; a connection that many wouldn’t readily make on their own. The quotations that you selected to go along with the images for each illness are pretty spot on. They do an excellent job of enhancing the viewers understanding of the connection between Federico’s illustrations and the personal experiences of people who suffer from these particular disorders.

    How did you discover Federico’s work and what drew you to it?

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