Watch the Sci-Arc channel's walk-through of "Building Portraits"

Architect & designer, Elena Manferdini, and Sci-Arc Channel correspondent, Todd Gannon.

Architect & designer, Elena Manferdini, and Sci-Arc Channel correspondent, Todd Gannon.

Designer & architect, Elena Manferdini, spoke to the Sci-Arc channel about her latest work, "Building Portraits," on display at industry earlier this year. She explains to host, Todd Gannon, the juxtaposition between architecture & art present in the exhibition. The prints on display combine aspects of conventional, pixelated pictures with the geometric patterns of architectural drawings, "playing with the conventional notion of the grid" as Manferdini refers to it. We would describe it further, but she does it so much better than us. Watch her discuss inspiration and methods below, and discover what gives a building it's face.