Famous artworks transformed into buildings by Federico Babina

Art-meets-architecture-in-Federico-Babinas-Archist-Series-_dezeen_14Iconic works from artists including Piet Mondrian, Joan Miró, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Antoni Tàpies, Marcel Duchamp and more are reinterpreted as cross-sectional drawings of buildings in this series from Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina.

The collection of 27 images, entitled Archist, playfully interprets the styles and themes of some of the world’s greatest artists including Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro, and imagines them as architectural forms.

Babina explores the symbiotic relationship between architecture and art, and how they would interact with each other.

Art-meets-architecture-in-Federico-Babinas-Archist-Series-_dezeen_28“Art and architecture are disciplines that speak and lightly touch each other,” explained Babina. “The definition and function of architecture is changing constantly with the development of contemporary art.”

The artist tried to imagine what a house designed by Dali or a museum designed by Miro might look like.

“A sculpture is like a micro-architecture, a facade can become like a painted canvas and a building can be shaped as in the hands of a skilled sculptor,” he said.

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