You can never get into an artist’s brain to understand where they get their inspiration from. Some artist takes their ideas from otherworldly places and creates something so stunning that you can’t believe what really inspired them.
Brazilian architect, building technician, art lover, and urban planner, Felipe de Castro turned every regular object, food, and machine into unusual architectural designs. You’ll be surprised to see what his wind imagination can lead to. For example, a face mask transforms into a hospital, a sandwich becomes a unique building, and a microphone can be a hotel.
The 33-year-old artist based in Rio de Janeiro has always been creative. Since he was a little kid, he loves to draw, and now he is a professional who teaches kids and other students the techniques of perspective drawing. He has always been enthusiastic about drawing and painting and so, every household thing interested him.
“I always did these re-readings in my mind, I didn’t draw on paper. When I was very little, I looked at objects imagining what these objects would look like on a much larger scale, how people would be walking under objects,” Felipe de Castro told Hiptoro.
Felipe de Castro did his graduation in architecture in 2018 and has been working in the industry since 2020. His liking towards the arts has been much longer. He says as long as he can remember he used to create cool housing models using ice cream sticks as a child.
“Recently, I observed a pencil holder at my desk. I could imagine the construction of that pencil holder and I decided to draw it. I moved it to paper and created a construction from the proportion of this object on a larger scale. It’s a kind of creativity exercise,” Felipe de Castro told us how he started the project.
Felipe de Castro chose drawing to express himself because it’s the easiest to understand.
“We have several ways of expressing ourselves: with speech, writing, body language, but drawing is a form that does not have many interpretations. Of course, except for surrealist drawing, and these drawings are more focused on art, but as our case is more technical and artistic, but more focused on architecture, people look and already have an understanding and an interpretation. The drawing is what the person is seeing.”
Felipe de Castro confessed to us that more than drawing, imaging ordinary things and creating a structural design is a bigger challenge. And yet, most of his drawings could actually be built in real life.
“Although it is a practice of drawing and an exercise in creativity, I try to create the drawings in a way that is possible to be built, some are just in concept, but most could be built.”
Felipe de Castro has a massive 62.2k followers on Instagram. His innovative artwork serves both purpose of entertainment and education.
“When I posted on social media, people liked it a lot. Everyone started to share it, it drew the attention of many people, including teachers from all over the world who have contacted me to say that they are doing these exercises with their students. This is very rewarding for me to know that I am helping students from all over the world.”
So, welcome to the world of creativity. Hoepfully, you can put your brain to work and think of how unusual ideas can generate and bring out the best in you.
Felipe de Castro told us “One of my drawings that I would like to build would be the Pendrive house as it would be a modern building, I like to bring interaction with the outside together with the movement, in this case, the waterfall.”