What do aerial shots of cities look like when they are placed on their sides?

Armelle Caron is an artist that works with maps in unique ways. Patterns emerge that are virtually unrecognizable and provide a completely transformed look to the city. In a process that took her 3 years to complete, the artist took apart various cities block by block and sorted their buildings within them in order of their shape in rows. The cities she dissected include Paris, New York, Istanbul, and Berlin.

Conceptually, it is interesting that the process renders the city as virtually unrecognizable. What also stands out in looking at these dissections is the play between rectangular, and irregular buildings. One begins to recognize how these cities grew in an organic and unstructured manner.

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