City Routine

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City Routine

Amon Lasmar


The pictures portray the routine on a day of a fictitious body in the city. The intention was to illustrate in a singular way the wealth of forms, ambiences and experiences that are present in the city and that end up going unnoticed.

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Who influences you graphically?

Among my main graphic references are the works of Cedric Price, Yona Friedman, Archigram, SUPERSTUDIO, the Portuguese studio FALA, the English OMMX, the Japanese SANAA, and the Dutch MVRDV and OMA / AMO. In addition to the publications of the Bartlet and Architecture Association schools, the group Why The Factory -TUDelft, KooZA / rch and some minimalist, conceptual and neoconcreta artwork.

What defined the format of the still drawing? 

These days things happen very quickly, people are no longer interested in the issues of experience, experience and perception of a certain place and landscape without being linked to their digital prostheses. Thus the intention was to emphasize the importance of time in space whether it is built, urban or rural, and so the images depict specific moments of a fictitious routine before a global society, increasingly individualistic and somber.

Although connected, each image lives as an isolate moment. How could the animation work unite these moments and create a continuous narrative? 

Independent of the strategies of creation in drawing I believe that the approach of the question of the experience of the body of the individual in space-time is a way to propose a linear narrative or maybe even rhizomatic without losing the poetic character and the identity of the author. Which in my case I think is richer, because it allows a variety of interpretations.

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What defined the architecture for different times of the day?

The pictures generically portray the routine on a day of a fictitious body in the city. The intention was to illustrate in a singular way the wealth of forms, ambiences and experiences that are present in the city and that end up going unnoticed. Therefore it was used of conventional architectural typologies like the house until the most peculiar ones like the urban farm and the hybrid building.

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How relevant is the emoji in our contemporary society? What dictated the use of these instead of text? 

Emojis or pictograms have become a communication tool increasingly present in the daily lives of those who use digital means to communicate with friends, family and clients. Does it have a better example than social networks and applications? The use of pictograms ironizes this depreciative tendency of verbal communication and at the same time tries to alert how this makes it difficult to understand and communicate between individuals, since there is an impoverishment and codification of the information.

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What parameters dictated the journey of the individual? 

The main parameter was to illustrate the complexity and richness of an individual’s situations by carrying out an intense daily journey of many commitments and activities through architecture, be it iconic, minimalist or banal, using means of independent locomotion. During the realization of this work I have tried to pay attention to the behavior of the people around me and even in my own face the urban and social dynamics that are imposed on us.

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Amon Lasmar /

Amon holds a degree in Architecture and Urbanism (UFSJ, 2016) but previously he started to attend the Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with technological assignments (UNIFAL, 2007-2010) and Fashion Design (FACED, 2011). With professional experience in architectural projects, scenography, graphic design, furniture and design contests, and academic experiences as a monitor of the disciplines of History, Theory and Critical Analysis of Architecture and Urbanism, in Intermediate Level Project Studios, Dedicated to activities related to the possible interfaces of architecture with design and the visual arts.


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