archatlas: Flowing City Map Chaotic Atmospheres, aka Istvan I...


Flowing City Map Chaotic Atmospheres, aka Istvan

I made this series for an exhibition on the theme of the identity of cities and their inhabitants. The final pictures are 70cm square, printed on acrylic glass. I wanted to represent the influence of cities on their environment as a kind of invisible fluid that overflows from the city to its surrounding.

I retrieved city maps which I then used in World Machine as if they were 3D terrain. I’ve mixed the maps with procedural terrains in order to get the erosion flow I wanted. I then retrieved the “erosion flow map” and I postworked it in Photoshop to give a unique identity to each city.

Images and text via Chaotic Atmospheres