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Old Posted Apr 27, 2017, 8:17 PM
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Emojis make their way into architecture as contemporary ornament

I love this so much! It's risk-taking! It's of-our-time! It's everything architecture should be and so much more interesting than another glass box or deconstructivism retread.

Originally Posted by CityLab
Is Emoji the Architectural Language of Our Time?

An architect in the Netherlands just made the design Internet go all :heart_eyes:. Changiz Tehrani, who works for the firm Attika Architekten, decorated a new mid-rise building in the Dutch city of Amersfoort with 22 cast-concrete emojis.

Tehrani told The Verge he wanted a style of ornament that would speak of its time.
All images from Attika Architekten.

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