Architecture and imagination go hand in hand. We have seen several creative buildings like the "upside down house," the "basket building" and the "Piano House", but what if your favorite song took a stone and brick form? What if the classics became buildings?
Giving flight to imagination, Italian artist Federico Babina took some of the world-famous classics from music legends like Mozart, Freddie mercury, the Beatles, Radiohead and more and drew out buildings that would look like the songs. The portrait series is titled "Archimusic."
First spotted on Dezeen, the cartoon structures are heart-warming. Some feature shipping containers while the others have sculptural staircases and soaring chimneys. The cartoon buildings have been made using a combination of the lyrics of the song, the album cover and the single's original artwork.
"The parallels between architecture and music are diverse and extraordinary," Federico Babina told Dezeen."They have a common mathematical order which regulates the forms and the rhythm."
"The idea was to tell a story starting from the soundtrack, listen to the music and imagine the shapes hidden behind it," he added.
Check out a few of the Realty Today favorites below:
Jimi Hendrix's "hey Joe"
Philip Glass's "Morning passages"
Nirvana's "Smells Like teen Spirit"
J.S. Bach's "Suite Pour Violoncelle Nº1"
The Beatles "let It Be"
While most of the cartoon buildings are extraordinary, we expected David Bowie's "Space oddity" to be a little more...erm..."spacey"
You can see all the portraits here.
Babina has many thought-provoking projects to his credit. His previous project - Archimachine - renders countries and their economies as machines and gets it absolutely right. He also made portraits of architects' faces in their signature style building forms too.
See all his projects here.
While Babina's projects are pure art, other artists are trying several other innovative things that make us wonder if there were any boundaries to architecture. Recently, a couple of London-based architects decided to combine their passion for the game of chess and architecture and converted the chessboard pieces to resemble the London skyline, literally.
Also, a whole island in Japan was turned into a board game.