Federico Babina’s illustrations simplify iconic architectural styles

Known for Kama Sutra inspired architecture, Frederico Babina is back and illustrating iconic architectural styles based on their most rudimentary lines.

Earlier this year, architectural illustrator Federico Babina created his own version of the Kama Sutra, using buildings rather than people to demonstrate sexual positions. Named Archisutra, the buildings were illustrated to resemble different parts of the human anatomy.

Now, the architectural illustrator is back with Archiline, a series of illustrations that are less saucy but equally provocative. For the collection of prints in the Archiline series, Babina strips iconic buildings down to their most rudimentary lines to reveal the aesthetic backbone of a building.

The intent is to display the volumes, shapes, and even style of iconic architecture through simple lines and geometry," says Babina.

"The project is part of a study on the simplification and the identification of the basic elements for the recognition of buildings. The idea is to archive an almost abstract representation without losing the essence of the figurative representation."

The 18 part series reimagines the work of architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Le Corbusier, MVRDV, Tadao Aando using basic lines and geometry. Despite the simplification of the buildings, the illustrations manage to keep them recognisable.