ARCH-TOY represents a microcosm of architects’ world and aesthetics; they exhibit fantasy, imagination, humour and architecture. These semi-abstract, sculptural figures show aesthetic elements from the masters of the twentieth-century architecture.

These semi-abstract, sculptural figures show aesthetic elements from the masters of the twentieth-century architecture. Part decorative object and part toy, the Arch-Toy is an artistic representation of 3 architects, in which the faces, the bodies and the expressions are made of their own architecture.

Part decorative object and part toy, the ARCH-TOY is an artistic representation of 3 architects, in which the faces, the bodies and the expressions are made of their own architecture. With these toys, I have enjoyed playing with architecture. An exercise of imagination that helps uninhibited sense and looks behind appearances. The geometry of architecture can reveal unexpected and surprising forms. An eye, the shape of a body or a mouth can be read between the structures of a building. These 3 little sculptural figures as 3 short stories trying to relate and portrait 3 great architects. I studied the faces and architecture of some of the most well-known protagonists of contemporary architecture to be able to do a semi-abstract portrait. Break down and dissect the projects to detect and select the hidden features.



With these toys, I have enjoyed playing with architecture. An exercise of imagination that helps uninhibited sense and looks behind appearances. The geometry of architecture can reveal unexpected and surprising forms. An eye, the shape of a body or a mouth can be read between the structures of a building. These 3 little sculptural figures as 3 short stories trying to relate and portrait 3 great architects. I studied the faces and architecture of some of the most well-known protagonists of contemporary architecture to be able to do a semi-abstract portrait. Break down and dissect the projects to detect and select the hidden features. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the protagonist through his aesthetic.

The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the protagonist through his aesthetic. The shapes and geometries that are designed by the architect become features for the model these figures. A metaphor of architecture where every little detail is a key component of the whole mosaic.

The shapes and geometries that are designed by the architect become features for the model these figures. A metaphor of architecture where every little detail is a key component of the whole mosaic.

Each architect is its architecture and in these sculptures, each architect is made of architecture.

I had ‘serious fun’ making this project: these ARCH-TOY sculptures are carefully handmade of Ceramic, each individually hand-painted and bearing a unique and original design.

Lets play with architecture.


ARCH-TOY PRODUCT DETAILS

Artist: Federico Babina
Hand made ceramic: Vuelasola y hombrepez
Edition: Limited to 70 pieces signed and numbered
Material: Ceramic
Nye Size approx: h. 16,5 cm x 13 cm x 11 cm (h. 6,5 inches) Corbu Size approx: h. 16,5 cm x 10 cm x 8,6 cm (h. 6,5 inches) Farnky Size approx: h. 16,5 cm x 12 cm x 11 cm (h. 6,5 inches)

The package includes a character illustration postcard.