ARCHIBET by Fedérico Babina.

ARCHIBET by Fedérico Babina.
Architectural illustration.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The buildings of 26 prolific architects are transformed into letters of the alphabet in this series of detailed illustrations by graphic designer Federico Babina.

The serie started with Alvar Aalto's Riolo Parish Church, before working his way thorough an assortment of buildings that include Walter Gropius' Bauhaus school, Louis Kahn's Phillips Exeter Academy Library and Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion. And it finishes with Zaha Hadid's Library and Learning Centre in Vienna, but also features Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House, Oscar Niemeyer's National Congress of Brazil and Gerrit Rietveld's Schröder House.

"The idea was to build a small microcosm of imaginary architecture on realistic foundations," said Fedérico Babina. "Each letter is a small surrealist building that becomes part of an imaginary city made up of different shapes and styles, all speaking the same language of architecture." Fedérico Babina draws the images using a mixture of different techniques, from hand-drawing to 3D computer modelling.

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