On the occasion of a 2013 architecture conference in Vigo, Spain, French cartoonist Alexandre Doucin created a series of images that tell the tale of Govi, a mechanical whale. The images were installed on the façade of an industrial building. 
On the occasion of a 2013 architecture conference in Vigo, Spain, French cartoonist Alexandre Doucin created a series of images that tell the tale of Govi, a mechanical whale. The images were installed on the façade of an industrial building. 

Architecture and comics have enjoyed a long, strange relationship, with architects using cartoons to convey their ideas (Bjarke IngelsYes Is More [Taschen, 2009]) and cartoonists critiquing architecture and urbanism (pretty much anything by Ben Katchor). With Architecture in Comic-Strip Form, the National Museum–Architecture in Oslo, Norway, traces the interdisciplinary action over the course of a century, from early moderns Le Corbusier and Winsor McCay to contemporary talents such as Jean Nouvel, Hon. FAIA, and Chris Ware. The exhibition remains on view through Feb. 28.


A drawing by Moon Hoon of the Seoul-based firm Moonbalsso. Several other works by the iconoclastic Korean architect are on display in the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
A drawing by Moon Hoon of the Seoul-based firm Moonbalsso. Several other works by the iconoclastic Korean architect are on display in the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial.