federico babina simplifies iconic architectural styles into their most elemental form
 
federico babina simplifies iconic architectural styles into their most elemental form federico babina simplifies iconic architectural styles into their most elemental form
nov 25, 2015

federico babina simplifies iconic architectural styles into their most elemental form

federico babina simplifies iconic architectural styles into their most elemental form
all images courtesy of federico babina

 

 

 

‘complicating is easy, simplifying is difficult,‘ milanese designer bruno munari once said. ‘simplicity is the hardest thing to achieve. to simplify you have to remove things, and to take them off you must know which are the superfluous things.’

 

with a focus of finding the most elementary parts of an architectural scheme and the aesthetic backbone of a building, federico babina has realized 18 abstract compositions for the series ‘ARCHILINE’. without losing recognizability, babina finds an architectural ‘soul’ by reducing the work of ando, koolhaas and aalto into their purest representative form.

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-03

 

 

 

the project intends to display the volume, shape and style of architecture through minimal lines and graphic forms. in part a study on the simplification and identification of the basic elements of buildings, ‘ARCHILINE’ is simultaneously an exercise of decomposition and recomposition through the use of geometry and color. the intricacy of structural elements, ornamentation and architectural decoration are eliminated: ‘these images are like formulas,’ babina says. ‘a synthetic and concise representation of complex elements.’

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-010

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-08

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-05

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-07

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-09

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-012

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-013

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-014

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-02

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-016

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-018

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-011

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-06

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-04

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-015

federico-babina-ARCHILINE-designboom-01

 

  • These are actually nice, the first set that I like from Babina!

    Q says:
  • These are great but where’s the Utzon?

    raymondo says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

art news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
501,537 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample