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An Illustrated Alphabet Of Architects From A To Z
By Jillian Wong, 10 Jan 2014
Architect and illustrator Federico Babina, who previously created a graphical series of iconic buildings in famous films, is back with a pictorial alphabet of architects.
‘Archibet’ features the famous buildings of 26 well-known architects turned into letters of the alphabet, with each character represented by an architect whose name begins or ends with the same letter.
Alvar Aalto’s Riolo Parish Church, Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House, and Zaha Hadid’s Library and Learning Centre in Vienna are some of the buildings included.
Babina’s description of his project states, “The idea on which the Archibet project is based is to find a way to express through 26 illustrations the heterogeneity of forms and styles that make up the architecture. Each letter is drawn according to the interpretation of an architect’s style. Each letter is a small surrealist architecture that becomes part of an imaginary city made up of different shapes and styles that speak the same language of architecture.”
Aside from being lovely to look at, the architect alphabet is a fun and memorable way to visualize each architect’s style and their respective buildings.
Check out the ‘Archibet’ series below and see if you can recognize each architect’s building.
[via Dezeen, images via Federico Babina]
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