Federico Babina, an Italian-Spanish illustrator, has created a new series of his illustrations named “ARCHIZOO”. In this series Babina reimagines a zoo of architectures, each drawn as the animal it to look like. There are some obvious ones, like the Corbusier’s Ronchamp Cathedral as a duck, or the Eiffel Tower as a giraffe.. A giraffe becomes the Eiffel Tower, a seal becomes London’s landmark Gherkin building and a tiny mouse takes on a grand stature in the shape of Dubai’s seven-star Burj Al Arab.
Federico explains the inspiration behind ARCHIZOO, “When I was a child I wanted to be an architect and now that I’m an architect I would like sometimes to go back to my childhood. Our mind is capable of collecting, recording, and storing millions of images. One thing that always interests me is the association that we can do between these images.”