Architecture From the Silver Screen: Illustrations from Federico Babina

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Barcelona-based illustrator and architect Federico Babina has a passion for combining his dual professions. In his latest series, Archicine, he’s been recreating famous buildings from cinematic history. From the apartment block in Hitchcock’s Rear Window, to the purely digital house in The Incredibles, each is illustrated as a flat elevation against a solid field of color. Depending on which print you’re looking at, his minimalist homage to the silver screen is both aesthetically pleasing and funny.

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A Quiet Tribute to Modern Concrete Architecture

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At first glance the paintings of Berlin based Jens Hausmann are simply beautiful images of sharply linear modern architecture. But, when one looks below the surface of these utopian cement spaces there is something far more captivating than simple homages to a building form. What begins to emerge is a sense of the surreal, mainly driven by otherworldly colors and wide angle perspectives, and partly by the subtle placement of his occasionally visiting figures: one person stares at the wall; another kneels, their head hiding in a cupboard. It’s a beautifully quiet, if slightly un-nerving, world.