If Artists Were Architects Instead

March 5, 2014 | Andy Cush

The Italian architect and illustrator Frederico Babina created Archist, a series of playful images depicting imaginary buildings in the style of well-known artists. Each of the 27 pieces pays homage to a heavyweight of 20th-Century art — Warhol, Picasso, Duchamp, Dalí, Haring, and Miró all make appearances.

“There is a symbiotic relationship and implicit partnership between Architecture and Art. Different art branches meet in many fields,” Babina told Dezeen. “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.”

See some highlights in the gallery.