Federico Babina is an Italian architect and graphic designer who lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. He's a curious person. Every day, Federico tries to rediscover a way to observe the world, and his series Archist and Classic Archist are perfect examples of that.

"[For these] exercises, I reimagined art, taking pleasure in transforming famous artists' works into buildings, virtually reconstructing and reinterpreting their artistic language into mine," Babina told Bored Panda.

Continue scrolling and take a look at some of his most captivating concepts.

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Norma
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1 month ago

The greatest...

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Babina thinks that art, architecture, and sculpture are historically linked by an unbreakable thread. "We find examples of paintings and sculptures having a direct influence on architectural design," he told Bored Panda. "It is easy to find the art hidden behind an architectural shape or see reflected the geometry of a building painted on a canvas. It is impossible to conceive of the history of art in exclusion from that of architecture."

"Painting, sculpture, and architecture have always been complementary disciplines that influence each other and grow and develop along common paths. A sculpture is like a micro-architecture, a facade can become like a painted canvas, and a building can be shaped like in the hands of a skilled sculptor," the architect explained.

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Deal _Anneal
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1 month ago

Need a bit more nature aspect (❁´◡`❁)

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Screeching Cryptid
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1 month ago

oh, definitely.

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Babina likes finding the hidden architecture in parallel universes. In this sense, creating these illustrations helps him to explore alternative artistic languages. "I tried to imagine how a house designed by Dalí would be or a museum designed by Miró," he explained the origins of the project.

"These images represent an imaginary world of shapes that uses the brush."

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Joe Mama
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I love this one!

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idraax poission
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1 month ago

There's a building near me with windows similar to the bottom half of this building

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When he's working on these images, Babina's choices are guided by different reasons. "There is not a common rule. There must be something that stimulates my imagination, some element that represents the starting point for a trip using my imagination," he said.

"I do not necessarily admire all these artists, but this is not the important thing. The subjects I choose should provoke in me a feeling, positive or negative. Something that kindles a spark to give birth to an idea."

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Monty Is Fiennes
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1 month ago

Been in love with his work since I was six...... So glad he lived in a time before artists were expected to be responsible adults....

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Danni
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1 month ago

you'd think they would all be very different bur they all have mid-century aesthetic . Don't get me wrong, I love that, but not very diverse.

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The idea was to carefully study the expressive language of an artist and read between the lines the hidden architecture in it, probable and improbable connections between forms of expression and aesthetic languages.

"When I make a series, I think that every image is important to express the general concept. I find it impossible to pick one because they all represent a piece of the composition. I have always in mind a general design that contains all of them."

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Aybike Avşar
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1 month ago

ah, the kiss :*

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Gandalf the Pink
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1 month ago

Hopper has such a special atmosphere in his paintings

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Grace Avalanche
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1 month ago

The lighting in this one is excellent!

"William Morris said: 'My concept of architecture is in union and collaboration of the arts, so that all things be subordinate to the other and in harmony with them.' There is a symbiotic relationship, an implicit partnership between architecture and art. Different art branches meet in many fields," Babina said.

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Norma
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1 month ago

Okay, now I want to see the INSIDE!

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 month ago

Abstract!

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According to him, art and architecture are disciplines that speak and lightly touch each other, so the definition and function of architecture is changing constantly with the development of contemporary art.

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Juan Alcorta
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1 month ago

I love this!

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Eggwithaleg
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1 month ago

Cool.

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Matheus Oliveira
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1 month ago (edited)

It has some Niemeyer touches though. But cool nonetheless.

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Average Grizzlies Fan
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1 month ago

That looks like it would be nice to live in

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Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 month ago

I can’t believe this one is so low on the list!

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Firewrk
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1 month ago

Looks like a UFO, pretty neat.

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Laura Mende
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1 month ago

Where is the shark in epoxy and where is the sawed-up horse? 🦈🐎

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DogMom
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1 month ago

This one I could see as an office building in my city

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Draco Malfoy
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1 month ago

not gonna lie, I thought that was cheese

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 month ago

Rapunzel?

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