Rethinking What Architecture Can Be with @chrisdove
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He originally planned to study fine art, but a school trip to Pompidou Center in Paris altered Chris Dove’s (@chrisdove) plans. “It completely changed my perception of what architecture could be,” he explains. The 26-year-old graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, Scotland, and now works as a junior architect in London. In his spare time, Chris is constantly filling a new sketchbook, often drawing intricate aerial views of cities all over the world. These sketches, part of a project he calls “Rooves,” are not 100 percent accurate, and that makes it all the more satisfying for Chris. “There’s a warmth and humanity,” he says. “Mistakes add to the character of the work.” He’s sold a few prints and plans to set up an online store, but right now, it’s really a labor of love.