10 Great Songs Envisioned as Buildings

Ever wonder what your favorite song would look like as a building? Wonder no more, thanks to these posters by Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina.

In his Archimusic series, Babina took songs from various singers and composers and imagine them as whimsical architectures. "The parallels between architecture and music are diverse and extraordinary," Babina told Deezen, "they have a common mathematical order which regulates the forms and rhythm."

"The idea was to tell a story starting from the soundtrack, listen to the music and imagine the shapes hidden behind it," he added.

So What by Miles Davis

Babina started with So What, a track in the 1959 Kind of Blue album by Miles Davis. The building's balconies and chimney evoke the form of a giant trumpet, befitting of the legendary jazz trumpeter.

"His music moves in a perfect balance between harmonic simplicity and an ingenious difficulty," Babina told Deezen. "It was the perfect example to transform the rhythm of notes into a sequence of colours and shapes."

Take a look at the rest of Babina's fantastic Archimusic series:

Let It Be by The Beatles

Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley

Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division

My Funny Valentine by Chet Baker

Naima by John Coltrane

Space Oddity by David Bowie

Requiem by Mozart

Suite Pour Violoncelle No 1 by J.S. Bach

Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix

View more over at Deezen and Federico Babina's official website.

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