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Famous Architects In 8-Bit

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Ever wanted to see the designer of the Gherkin in video game form? You have? Right this way...

Just in case you missed the memo, architecture's the rock 'n' roll. Don't believe us? Well, not only has a whole new term been invented for the globe's most prominent designers - 'Starchitects', if you're asking - but they've now been immortalised in 8-bit pixel portraits.

Created by designer (and fellow architect) Federico Babina, the collection's called 'Archipix' and sees each illustrious architect in video-game form, in front of the famous structures they created. You'll no doubt recognise their buildings, even if not their blocky, 8-bit faces. But we highly recommend remedying the situation, post haste, given that these pencil-wielding superstars are now basically as big as One Direction*.

*In the architectural world, that is.

Rem Koolhaas/CCTV Headquarters

Jean Nouvel/Torre Agbar

Zaha Hadid/Vitra Fire Station

Renzo Piano/Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre

Toyo Ito/Porta Fira Towers

Kazuyo Sejima/Zollverein School of Management and Design

Frank Gehry/Disney Concert Hall

Tadao Ando/Church of the Light

Le Corbusier/Chapel of Notre Dame Du Haut

Antoni Gaudí/Sagrada Familia

Mies van der Rohe/Crown Hall, IIT Campus

Richard Meier/Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Arata Isozaki/Sant Jordi Sports Palace

Alvar Aalto/Riola Church and Parish Centre

Louis Kahn/Salk Institute

Norman Foster/Gherkin Tower

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