Felipe de Castro is a 33-year-old architect, urban planner, and building technician from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. From a very young age, he started drawing and creating wooden models, before even knowing about architecture. Later on, he pursued his dream of working as an architect in addition to teaching drawing classes and writing a book about drawing techniques. Besides architecture, he taught himself to paint canvases, which he shares on his Instagram page.
Since he was a child he was focused on transforming things into buildings, and having this idea in mind today he illustrates in the paper the most common objects we encounter daily into amazing buildings on a greater scale. This is the true meaning of getting inspired by everyday life. <
“To transform these objects into buildings it’s quite a challenging thing because I have to give functionality to that shape and create the design in a way that it could be built,” explained Felipe when reached out by Earthwonders. “Today I take this as an exercise in creativity and I am grateful to have teachers all over the world who use my exercise method with their students.”
In the gallery below we’ve collected some of the most common objects transformed in the most extraordinary buildings. Scroll down to check them out and you can comment on a list of items you would like Felipe to transform into a building, and the architect will mark the person who indicates the objects that he draws.
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