What If Le Corbusier Designed His Own Face?

April 2, 2014 | Andy Cush

Federico Babina’s “Archiportraits” series imagines what iconic architects might look like if they had a hand in desiginging their own physical features. Le Corbusier becomes abstractly disjointed; Antoni Gaudi’s beard evokes the spires of the Sagrada Familia; Frank Gehry is all curved surfaces and unaligned windows. “A portrait is like the mirror of the soul,” Babina told Dezeen. “The shapes and geometries that are designed by the architect become features for drawing his [or her] face.”

Previously, Babina created “Archist,” a series of imaginary buildings designed in the style of notable contemporary artists.