Federico Babina Merges Architecture + Animals

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Barcelona has some of the most extraordinary architecture of any city in the world: stark modernism, gooey Gaudies, and futurist dreams. So how do you present that architecture in an entirely new and imaginative way? Illustrator and graphic designer Federico Babina found an answer by juxtaposing the man-made with the animal world.

Federico Babina

Frederico Babino Merges Architecture + Animals

Archizoo BCN is an imaginative, visual free-association study that pairs renderings of Barcelona’s architectural masterpieces with silhouettes of animals. Federico Babina’s analogies are striking: an owl’s spread wings echo the cross on Gaudi’s Casa Battló, a turtle’s shell evokes the domed Palau Sant Jordi, the Isle of Light becomes a rabbit warren. Some associations are based on morphological similarities, while others are suggested by habitat for something that’s part study, part creative exercise, and part portfolio. It’s as fun for architecture nerds as it is for children—and best of all, for the children of architecture nerds.

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