Federico Babina's Archimusic Buildings Form a Music City

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 17, 2014
References: federicobabina & dezeen
The latest in a new illustrated series from architect and illustrator Federico Babina is a poster set that turns iconic songs into buildings in a music city. Babina transformed songs from renowned artists like David Bowie, Elvis, Michael Jackson, The Beatles and Bjork into striking pieces of architecture. In total, the series involves 27 songs that have been transformed into colorful 'Archimusic' illustrations, taking cues from both the song's lyrics and musical components and some of the elements that were included with the single and album covers from that particular song.

The imaginative series ranges from tall, towering geometric structures to expansive organic sculptures. Although there are plenty of contemporary artists and architecture styles featured, Babina also includes tributes to some old musical geniuses like Mozart and Bach with more primitive and cave-like enclosures.