Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Iconic buildings from famous films

For Christmas of 2011, the ShortList office was inexplicably sent a 2012 calendar of The UK's Best Buildings. Now, the Gherkin is a perfectly lovely block of glass, but we defy anyone to further their appreciation of it with daily glances for the duration of August. The less said about July (BT Tower) the better.

We would have loved a calendar of Federico Babina's work. The architect and illustrator's latest series, ARCHICINE, sees iconic buildings from famous films given a graphic reworking. Brilliant structures from A Single Man, The Big Lebowski and Star Wars have been lovingly reconstructed with bold colours and crisp lines.

We hadn't realised how much of an impression four walls and a roof could make on us. Here's to a 'Best Building' category at next year's Oscars.

(Images: Federico Babina)

Related

building-hero-2.jpg

World Architecture Festival's award shortlist

main1.jpg

Famous Architects In 8-Bit

HERO.jpg

Illustrated Iconic Film Characters

Comments

More

TIME's new Donald Trump interview is very, very worrying

Just when you thought he'd changed...

by Emily Badiozzaman
07 Dec 2016

Your £5 note is worth £50,000 if it has this secret doodle

by Sam Rowe
07 Dec 2016

Revealed: why Chinese tourists were going to that Oxford village

This actually makes some sense

by Dave Fawbert
07 Dec 2016

Polish Christmas ad outfoxes John Lewis

The advert has clocked four million YouTube hits and is jerking tears worldwide

by Sam Rowe
07 Dec 2016

This is how to get 18 days off work with just 9 days holiday in 2017

Get booking now before everyone else realises

by Dave Fawbert
06 Dec 2016

Prosecco and mulled wine tea bags are here

Have yourself a very merry festive time

by Dave Fawbert
06 Dec 2016

Here are the reasons why people stay in miserable relationships

A new study has explained why miserable couples stay together

by Tom Fordy
06 Dec 2016

London is getting its first gin hotel this December

We speak to the geniuses behind the opening of Portobello Road's epic sleep over distillery

by Jamie Carson
06 Dec 2016

Nigel Farage shortlisted for TIME Magazine's 2016 Person of the Year

Adolf Hitler held the title in 1938, so there’s that

by Joe Ellison
06 Dec 2016

Here are the words that other countries use to describe relationships

All the terms that would be much better to describe your 'life partner'

by David Cornish
05 Dec 2016