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Modern Art Masterpieces Recreated As Buildings [Pics]

Modern Art Masterpieces Recreated As Buildings [Pics]

The Archist City turns famous pieces from artists like Piet Mondrian and Keith Haring into cross-sections.

Daniela Walker

Italian illustrator Federico Babina likes to use architecture as a medium to create playful illustrations such as Archipix. His latest series, Archist, imagines houses in the style of famous painters.


The cross-sections of buildings all evoke the style of an artist – so Mondrian’s house is blocks with a primary colour palette while Picasso’s echos his Cubism background, with irregular shapes. Babina wanted to reinterpret architecture through an artist’s lens. He says:

Art and architecture are disciplines that speak and lightly touch each other, the definition and function of the architecture are changing constantly with the development of contemporary art.

Click below to see some of Babina’s Archist’s City and his portfolio for all 28 illustrations.

Federico Babina

Source: Dezeen

Images: Federico Babina


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