Architect/Illustrator Federico Babina recently created a collection of 17 posters entitled "Archiset" in which interiors from iconic films are presented in 2-dimensional cross sections. Using a somewhat retro 60’s advertisement-illustration style, Babina captures key moments and props from film ranging from Kubrick and Hitchcock classics to the (under-rated) Coen Brothers’ comedy, The Hudsucker Proxy.
- Music and architecture are intimately joined by a cosmic connection. They both are generated by an underlying code, an order revealed by mathematics and geometry. […] in these images architecture and music share a clear cultural lineage. The color and the different nuances of music shape the forms and volumes. Reading horizontally gives some basic melodic lines, while reading vertically reveals both harmony and dissonance. A building like an harmonic progression following the movement of chords. A spatial progression that is equivalent to the harmonic progression through chords. Generate a rhythm of solids and voids to reproduce the sequences of notes and silences.
"The collection of 27 images, entitled Archist, playfully interprets the styles and themes of some of the world’s greatest artists including Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro, and imagines them as architectural forms." - Dezeen
"Through a playful series of 27 illustrations, italian architect and artist Federico Babina asks, ‘can a work of art be a building?‘. Fusing fine art and architecture, which already share a symbiotic relationship, babina imagines ‘Archist’, the structural spaces of various creatives, appropriating some of their best known works as a cross-sectional plan. ‘I like finding the hidden architecture in parallel universes — in this sense, the illustration helps me to explore alternative languages’ Babina explains. the drawn constructions visualise the surrealist habitat of Salvador Dali, referencing the vaulted egg-shaped form from ‘vestiges atavique’ and a Damien Hirst themed edifice, a shark hovering through glass walls and polka dots cladding the roof, an appropriation from the artist’s ‘spot’ series. the images represent an imagined world of shapes that uses a brush to paint architecture”.