Can Buildings Be Art? April 13 2014, 0 Comments

Frederico Babina certainly thinks so.

Brought to my attention not so long back via Dezeen, Italian architect and illustrator Frederico Babina, has created a collection of 27 images entitled Archist, playfully interpreting the styles and themes of some of the world's greatest artists and imagining them as architectural forms.

Through exploring the relationship between architecture and art, the illustrations imagine what a house designed by Salvador Dali or a museum designed by Joan Miro might look like.

Among some of the most recognisable works is Roy Lichtenstein's comic-book style and block colour schemes laid over a Modernist-style house on stilts.

And Damien Hirst's colourful dot series 'Mickey' is used to bring a modular building to life.

I've picked out a couple of personal standouts.

It's not uncommon for a piece of art to evoke similar emotions to an interaction with a well designed building. As Frederico explains the relationship between the two is very similar:

“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.”

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