Patterns have always existed – either imitating real life, or by creating abstract shapes, such as in the Arabic culture, they have been a way of embellishing and refining art. Architecture, being a sum of all arts, has obviously been influenced and it has changed its appearance depending on patterns. But we are now witnessing a reverse effect – patterns are no longer the dictators, but are dictated by architectural trends and software possibilities.
As seen in the works of Brazilian architect Andre Chiote, buildings can create patterns. He decided to pay tribute to famous building’s facades, with a series of 11 illustrations. Every single one has its own pattern, signature and is filled with the name of the architect that inspired it.
The beauty of contemporary pattern is that they are not only a product of the artist’s imagination, but a harmonious blend between software power and human creation.