Montpellier-based artist Armelle Caron deconstructed several city maps, rearranging the blocks by shape and size and organizing the pieces into tidy rows, in a bizarre reinterpretation of the notion of the “city grid.”
Above, a deconstructed map of the artist’s hometown of Montpellier. Below, the original map:
Below, Paris, with its many triangular blocks:
Below, New York City, containing mostly rectilinear blocks:
Via Magical Urbanism.
Wow, these are absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing this artist’s beautiful work.