Federico Babina, an imaginative Italian illustrator and architect, has re-imagined classic Disney movies as beautiful architectural structures.
Babina has designed his latest series, ARCHITALE as a tribute to the fairytale universe, “where the architectures are reinvented to accommodate the protagonists of the story.”
The results are pretty incredible.
Through his illustrations, Babina imagines 17 structures that dance between reality and fantasy.
Each architectural detail reveals information about the characters and story of the respective fairytale.
Here, the long nose of Pinocchio has become an extruded wooden window.
“My first steps as an architect were visiting the homes and castles of fairy tales that as a child made me travel with fantasy,” Babina said.
“The lighted windows in the dark night that hide secrets and surprises, the objects that have been transformed and come to life, were for me a prelude to the universe of architecture and design.”
Babina said the idea is to use architecture and its shapes to take part in the relate of stories, transforming the buildings into ‘narrative objects.’
Here, teapot-shaped structures are included in the Alice in Wonderland abode.
Hansel and Gretel’s desire for sweets has been illustrated as a gingerbread facade.
The Princess and the Pea’s obsession with perfection is reflected in this carefully stacked structure – with a pea-shaped void.
A tin frame is used for the Wizard of Oz dwelling
An arrow-shaped roof completes Robin Hood’s house.
“Beautiful fairy tales — like good architecture — are adorned with magic and mystery and supported by a solid structure,” said Babina.
“Like any great work of art, they encapsulate the maximum depth and the maximum simplicity.’
Babina’s 17 architectural illustrations convey and intuitive and sensory experience, with each architectural detail is a small fragment of information about the characters and the story.
Be sure to check out more of Federico Babina’s incredible art here.