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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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Old Posted Apr 27, 2017, 9:03 PM
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Well, other than the stupid emojis, that building is very well done and well proportioned.
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Old Posted Apr 27, 2017, 9:09 PM
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It looks cute and creative now, it's gonna look tacky and dated in about five years.
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2017, 3:10 AM
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I find we childish French tend to use far too much of these countless emojis in our texting these days.
Think it is usually meant to soften online speech, like - hey, this ain't supposed to be rude!
Really..? lol

Whatever, it's playful to such a building. But in fact, the thing to make me drool to it is the texture of the brick. Very nice. Nothing much to do with some (likely cheaper) precast brick we often get to latest buildings here.
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2017, 6:13 AM
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This is awesome! A sign of the times.
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