What if artist Keith Haring had designed an office building or Andy Warhol an apartment annex? Entitled “Archist City”, Barcelona-based illustrator and architect Federico Babina has taken it upon himself to envision what some of the most famous artists would have created as art in the form of architectural structures.
“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,” described Babina. “I took pleasure imagining architecture steeped of art, designed and constructed through the interpretation of an artist’s language.”
Archist City is the latest example of how one art form can be cleverly and playfully interpreted into another. The fashion world continues to be inspired by art and architecture, incorporating brushstrokes and photographs into their runway designs—even chefs have turned modern masterpieces into edible works of art.
“Derived from the ‘symbiotic relationship and implicit partnership’ between art and architecture, Archist reinterprets the expressive language and aesthetic of prominent artists as built form,” noted ArchDaily, an online hub with the latest architectural news, projects, and events. As it’s been proven time and again, artists will continue to communicate with one another in creative and inspiring ways.
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Featured artists include: Andy Warhol, Picasso, Keith Haring, Gerhard Richter, Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Damien Hirst, Richard Serra, Mark Rothko, Roy Lichtenstein, Josef Albers, Peter Halley, Mondrian, Tony Smith, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Anish Kapoor, Anne Truitt, Joan Miro, Christo