Architectural Gems of Androon Lahore

The purpose of my thesis was to give a unique character to the landmarks of the walled city of Lahore and create stereo pairs inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities and M.C. Escher’s work. The buildings within the walled city have a strong foundation in culture, Islam, and geometry, providing a distinct essence to the city of which I explored both real and fictional aspects. I demonstrated this through a series of isometric stereo pairs, presenting two slightly different views of the same scene side by side. When viewed correctly with a stereoscope or by crossing the eyes, the images merge to form three-dimensional illusion-based illustrations. In a fictional manner, I exaggerated the structure and architecture to add depth and complexity. The thesis aimed to explore the character of the buildings through geometry within the city, combining the real and fictional aspects to showcase three-dimensional illusions and challenge the viewer’s sense of reality on a two-dimensional surface using an isometric technique.