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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.

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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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