Paper architecture Christina Lihan
American architect, artist and simply talented person Christina Lihan uses her theoretical and practical knowledge of architecture to create detailed models of famous buildings. Christina Lihan received a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Virginia and then another Master’s degree from Columbia University in New York. After graduation, she had internship in England, France, Italy, Czechoslovakia, but nothing, especially the Soviet buildings of the last country, did not impress her in any way. So after studying and some practice, Christina Lihan decided to devote all of herself, her life and a pencil to high architectural art, and not some philistine there. But it turns out that this decision is easier to make than to realize later. Customers paid for what they wanted to see, and Christina Lihan’s fantasies didn’t fit into this vision. And so, during the design of the hospital in Florida, it burst through - the building was extremely boring (and what else to expect from the hospital), so Christina Lihan took the cardboard in her hands and began to create the layout “for herself”.True, this and subsequent layouts are somewhat different from the classic - this is rather a paper "bas-relief." It was in 2004, and today there are solid developments in the form of architectural series of both world-famous buildings (for example, the Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower), and projects of private houses in Florida and the surrounding area. A distinctive feature of the copies of the sights of Christina Lihan’s hands is the extreme attention to detail and their exact reproduction. Work on a new project begins with studying photographs of the object (if it is an existing building), then Christina Lihan creates sketches with coal, then starts cutting and sticking paper pieces. Often paper is glued directly onto the sketch. As for the accuracy of reproduction, accuracy of perspective and proportions, then Christina Lihan needs to take it all deeply, the main thing, as she says, is “aesthetic pleasure from the process and result”, and this business, as we know, may not coincide in appearance with the original. But since her work has received worldwide Internet recognition, it’s also a sin for us to stand aside - let's see what the girl has done. Yes, and about the "aesthetic inconsistency", most likely, Mrs. architect exaggerates.