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March 21, 2014
Federico Babina's Archist City imagines what artist's own houses might look like—and while the resulting architecture is only imaginary, we've rounded up a few Dwell homes that fit the bill.
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Federico Babina's Archist series has been making the internet rounds for its imaginative renditions of what houses designed by famous artists might look like.
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Federico Babina archist Richard Serra
Monumental sculptor Richard Serra's imagined house, from Federico Babina's Archist series.
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The woven wire steel mesh presents a semi-transparent sheath to the interior.

An extremely climate-resistant steel house in Phoenix, Arizona, employs three types of steel including metal mesh and Cor-Ten sheets, whose rusty hues reference Serra's monumental work. Photo by Gregg Segal.

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Federico Babina Archist series art architecture Gerhard Richter
Contemporary painter Gerhardt Richter's imagined house, from Federico Babina's Archist series.
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Aerial view of the Cambridge Lofts Penthouse in Edmonton, Alberta

This eco-friendly penthouse apartment in Edmonton, Alberta, is clad with triple-glazed windows and colorful back-painted glass panels that help achieve the architect achieve her central goal: a house that’s “striking from a distance, and also delightful to live in.” Photo by Garth Crump.

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Federico Babina Antoni Tapies Archist series art architecture
Catalan painter Antoni Tàpies's imagined house, from Federico Babina's Archist series.
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Habitat '67 building in Montreal, Canada designed by Moshe Safdie

This renovated flat in Moshe Safdie's iconic Habitat '67 prefab apartment building in Montreal employs similar massing that looks like stacked concrete boxes.

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Minimalist Dutch artist Piet Mondrian's imagined house, from Federico Babina's Archist series.
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Taking cues from Piet Mondrian's iconic Broadway Boogie Woogie painting, architect and critic Joseph Giovannini recasts an entire New York City studio apartment with primary colors. Photo by Eduard Hueber.

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Federico Babina Archist series art architecture Lucio Fontana
Spatialist artist and sculptor Lucio Fontana's imagined house, from Federico Babina's Archist series.
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Synagogue de Delme in Delme, France

Sculpture meets architecture in the surrealist facade of the Synagogue de Delme visitors center in northeastern France. Photo by Olivier-Henri Dancy.

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Federico Babina Archist poster series art architecture
Federico Babina's Archist series has been making the internet rounds for its imaginative renditions of what houses designed by famous artists might look like. Image courtesy of Federico Babina.

See Federico Babina's entire Archist series on the artist's website; you can also purchase prints via Society6.

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