Wonderful Architectural Illustrations Celebrate Film History’s Most Impressive Buildings

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The relationship between film and architecture is often overlooked outright or confused as a secondary aspect of the film; as if the space the characters inhabit were not as important as the characters themselves. Whether you’re talking about a movie like Rear Window where the architecture is a crucial part of the film — a character in and of itself — or a movie like Moonrise Kingdom where the structures play a quieter although no less crucial role (what would Suzie be without that lighthouse perch, after all?), film and architecture are inextricably related. In his fantastic series ARCHICINE (spotted via ArchDaily), Federico Babina mines film history’s greatest buildings, extracting them from the noise of their respective movie’s contexts and highlighting them as the stars they are. Babina notes, “ARCHICINE is a series of illustrations representing the spatial match between film and architectural space. Scenographies imagined, realized and built to tell stories and characters. The architectural space in the film is not just a background but is transformed as an added protagonist. Movies have the ability to transport us to different worlds and lives and let us live and breathe real or fantastic architecture.” Immerse yourself below and you’ll never look at movies quite the same way again.

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina

Image credit: Federico Babina