Inspiration can come from the strangest places — so what if buildings were designed around the sounds produced by famous musicians? That's exactly what Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina has imagined in his new series called Archmusic.
It takes 27 popular songs — from the likes of David Bowie t0 Mozart — and turns them into cartoon buildings. The results include colourful shipping containers, strange chimneys and sculpted staircases. Federico Babina explains to Dezeen:
"The parallels between architecture and music are diverse and extraordinary. They have a common mathematical order which regulates the forms and the rhythm. The idea was to tell a story starting from the soundtrack, listen to the music and imagine the shapes hidden behind it."
Above you can see examples for Nick Drake's River Man, Blur's Song 2, David Bowie's, Space Oddity and Radiohead's No Surprises. It appears Babina took some inspiration from greatest hits compilations, but the results are still beautiful to look at. You'll be able to buy them Babina's store soon. [Federico Babina via DeZeen]