A clever Italian artist, Frederico Babina, personifies musicians and artists through modern house archetypes. We promise to make you smile while looking at his Archimusic and Archist.
If you’re considering a micro-modern, then inject a little whimsy. Throw in new colors or shapes, even in artwork. Here are six of our favorite Babinas.
Archimusic: Modern houses reflecting musicians
Aah, jazz melodies can be heard from John Coltrane’s saxophone here. This instrument shaped building is a sweet homage, with several stories for inhabitants. (Archimusic)
Alt-rocker Radiohead breaks rules, famously releasing a digital album and asking for money. Their stacked container house is wild, though a few containers might work. (Archimusic)
See anyone familiar? These four tiny houses represent the heads of the fab four Beatles, in their younger days. The rest of their bodies merge below them. (Archimusic)
Archist: Modern houses reflecting artists
Isn’t this Piet Mondrian perfect? He loved those colored squares and boxes, which don’t represent anything. We are ready to build this amazing tiny house! (Archist)
Joan Miro used signature shapes in his surrealist art, honored here. This playful home must have the right paint and window treatments. Anyone like brightly colored glass? (Archist)
Salvador Dali’s flowing shapes do translate into a surreal tiny house. Is it a spaceship or dino fossil? There’s a full floor and large loft inside this sui-generis place. (Archist)