Buildings Inspired by Great Artists! Can You Name Them All?

Italian Architect and Illustrator Federico Babina amazes me with this fantastic set of 2d elevation drawings of buildings inspired by iconic works from artists like Piet Mondrian, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein and more totaling 27 such drawings.

While I’m fascinated by the idea and they way Federico managed to link between these iconic works of art to the possible architecture versions of them as he playfully interprets each of the artists unique style, I’m also asking what is the meaning of all this? Can a work of art become a building?

Claiming yes has merit, and we’ve all seen famous architects reuse the same language in their projects making them immediately recognizable as there own, but a painter can keep exploring a topic endlessly – doing this for real in the form of a building is something else entirely.

In any case – these are a joy to watch en and explore!


Check out Federico’s website to see this and more works by him – Federico Babina and read more about this work on dezeen where I found this initially.

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  1. Ronen Bekerman – 3D Architectural Visualization Bl
    Ronen Bekerman – 3D Architectural Visualization Bl says:

    The Barcelona Forum by Herzog & De Meuron sure fits Ellsworth Kelly style 😉

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