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Work / Illustration

Unusual perspectives on imagined architectures by Atelier Olschinsky

The work of Atelier Olschinsky depicts architectural grids that shift and blur with few indications of direction or orientation. The Vienna-based studio was founded in 2002 by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss and has created work for clients including Adobe, Museumsdorf Niedersulz and fifty8 magazine. Works shown here, such as Abyss and Wire Frame, recall the architectural drawings of Lebbeus Woods and early Zaha Hadid paintings by distorting and warping imagined orthogonal structures in a gravity defying manner. Each work can be read from a number of angles and there is ambiguity to whether you are viewing an interior or exterior scene. The sci-fi aesthetic of these works is markedly different from the commercial branding and publication design that the studio also delivers. We first featured Atelier Olschinsky in 2011 with its Legendary Cities project, these latest images show how the studio has continued to develop its approach in these personal works and further abstract urban patterns and shapes.

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Atelier Olschinsky: Abyss

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Atelier Olschinsky: Abyss

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Atelier Olschinsky: Candyland

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Atelier Olschinsky: Candyland

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Atelier Olschinsky: Wire Frame

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Atelier Olschinsky: Wire Frame