Italian artist Federico Sabina created a series of images showing more modern versions of storybook houses

For the most part, we imagine fairytale characters the way Disney portrayed them: in a soft, fuzzy technicolor world. In a recent series, Italian illustrator Federico Sabina seeks to step away from that familiar aesthetic to reimagine the kinds of homes each would live in. Achitale is a collection that presents whimsical re-imaginings of storybook abodes, from Pinocchio's home reflecting his long wooden nose, to Snow White's house being connected to each of the seven dwarves. Sabina tells ArchDaily that the project was about expressing story through different kinds of design:

“My first steps as an architect were visiting the homes and castles of fairy tales that as a child made me travel with fantasy. The lighted windows in the dark night that hide secrets and surprises, the objects that have been transformed and come to life, were for me a prelude to the universe of architecture and design…The idea is to use architecture and its shapes to take part in the relate of stories, transforming the buildings into ‘narrative objects.’”

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Classic Fairytales

Acchitate | Federico Sabina

For the most part, we imagine fairytale characters the way Disney portrayed them: in a soft, fuzzy technicolor world. In a recent series, Italian illustrator Federico Sabina seeks to step away from that familiar aesthetic to reimagine the kinds of homes each would live in. Achitale is a collection that presents whimsical re-imaginings of storybook abodes, from Pinocchio's home reflecting his long wooden nose, to Snow White's house being connected to each of the seven dwarves. Sabina tells ArchDaily that the project was about expressing story through different kinds of design: