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