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If 30 Iconic Artists Were Architects, As Imagined By Federico Babina


Federico Babina is an Italian architect and graphic designer who lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. He’s a curious person. Every day, Federico tries to rediscover a way to observe the world, and his series Archist and Classic Archist are perfect examples of that.

“[For these] exercises, I reimagined art, taking pleasure in transforming famous artists’ works into buildings, virtually reconstructing and reinterpreting their artistic language into mine,” Babina told Bored Panda.

Continue scrolling and take a look at some of his most captivating concepts.


Federico Babina

Babina thinks that art, architecture, and sculpture are historically linked by an unbreakable thread. “We find examples of paintings and sculptures having a direct influence on architectural design,” he told Bored Panda. “It is easy to find the art hidden behind an architectural shape or see reflected the geometry of a building painted on a canvas. It is impossible to conceive of the history of art in exclusion from that of architecture.”

“Painting, sculpture, and architecture have always been complementary disciplines that influence each other and grow and develop along common paths. A sculpture is like a micro-architecture, a facade can become like a painted canvas, and a building can be shaped like in the hands of a skilled sculptor,” the architect explained.


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