Capturing the Spirit of Buildings - Architectural Portraits by Linescapes
7 September 2017
Linescapes specialises in highly detailed CAD architectural portraits of iconic buildings, architectural landmarks and bespoke commissions. Set up in 2014 by Amalia Sanchez de la Blanca, Linescapes offers a range of architecture-inspired prints, cards and gifts and she also undertakes private commissions.
She aims to tap into people’s emotional relationships with buildings. Architecture can evoke memories, a sense of belonging and relate to people’s aesthetic sense. Her collection therefore is constantly growing with drawings of buildings that mean something to people, whether it is a cultural landmark, an architecturally significant structure or a bespoke house portrait.
London Set of 4 Coasters
Amalia became interested in buildings while living in Los Angeles in the 1990s, so she became an architect. But from the beginning her instincts pulled her towards its artistic elements rather than its technical side. She was, in her own words, an artist doing an architect’s job.
After moving to Brighton she realised that she didn’t have to be torn between architecture and drawing and that she could in fact enjoy both. So she started capturing the buildings around her in an understated and elegant style as well as undertaking private commissions.
Brighton Set of 4 Coasters
Her own favourite buildings are the Modernist style icons; De la Warr Pavilion, Isokon building, Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut, Highpoint and Shoreham Airport
Brighton Pavillion Bone China Mug
Her favourite commission project so far is the one she has just finished for the Sir John Soane's Museum – she has always found that place fascinating. she has just finished a project to illustrate the stunning Lord's Cricket Ground Pavilion run by the Marylebone Cricket Club.
Famous people buying her gifts have included the mother of actress Helena Bonhan Carter who bought her London and Pavilion mugs recently for a wedding present.
London Landmark Bone China Mug
At DesignJunction during the London Design Festival, September 2017 she will be launching her new Battersea Power Station and Tower Bridge tea towels, as well as the new Battersea Bone china mug. She will also be launching the London Placemats and new Sunset collection.
Tower Bridge Tea Towel
You can see more of the work of Linescapes here
Linescapes will be exhibiting at DesignJunction September 2017. Further details see here