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ARCHIPIX: 8-Bit Architects

ARCHIPIX: 8-Bit Architects
ARCHIPIX: 8-Bit Architects, ARCHIPIX (Less is pixel) by Federico Babina. Image © Federico Babina Architect
ARCHIPIX (Less is pixel) by Federico Babina. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Complicating is easy, simplifying is difficult. To simplify you have to remove, and to remove you have to know what to take away. The idea of this project, called ARCHIPIX (Less is Pixel) by Federico Babina Architect, is to represent the complexity of the forms and personalities through the simplicity of the pixel. Masters of modern architecture, paired with a building that represents their essence, often become desktop icons. A digital "pointillism" where the mouse replaces the brush. The pixel reappears and emphasizes the importance of the single dot, seen as something essential that in combination with other points form a more complex picture. A metaphor of architecture where every little detail is a key component of the whole mosaic.

CCTV Headquarters / Rem Koolhaas

CCTV Headquarters / Rem Koolhaas. Image © Federico Babina Architect
CCTV Headquarters / Rem Koolhaas. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Vitra Fire Station / Zaha Hadid

 Vitra Fire Station/ Zaha Hadid. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Vitra Fire Station/ Zaha Hadid. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Swiss Re Headquarters / Foster and Partners

Swiss Re Headquarters / Foster and Partners. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Swiss Re Headquarters / Foster and Partners. Image © Federico Babina Architect

La Sagrada Familia / Antonio Gaudi

La Sagrada Familia / Antonio Gaudi. Image © Federico Babina Architect
La Sagrada Familia / Antonio Gaudi. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Riola Parish Church / Alvar Aalto

Riola Parish Church / Alvar Aalto. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Riola Parish Church / Alvar Aalto. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Church of the Light / Tadao Ando

Church of the Light / Tadao Ando. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Church of the Light / Tadao Ando. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry

Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Palau Sant Jordi / Isozaki

Palau Sant Jordi / Isozaki. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Palau Sant Jordi / Isozaki. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Porta Fira Towers / Toyo Ito

Porta Fira Towers / Toyo Ito. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Porta Fira Towers / Toyo Ito. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Salk Institute / Louis Kahn

Salk Institute / Louis Kahn. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Salk Institute / Louis Kahn. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Federal Building and United States Courthouse / Meier

Federal Building and United States Courthouse / Meier. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Federal Building and United States Courthouse / Meier. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Crown Hall / Mies Van Der Rohe

Crown Hall / Mies Van Der Rohe. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Crown Hall / Mies Van Der Rohe. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Torre Agbar / Jean Nouvel

Torre Agbar / Jean Nouvel. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Torre Agbar / Jean Nouvel. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Tjibaou Cultural Centre / Renzo Piano

Tjibaou Cultural Centre / Renzo Piano. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Tjibaou Cultural Centre / Renzo Piano. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Zollverein School of Management and Design / Sejima

Zollverein School of Management and Design / Sejima. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Zollverein School of Management and Design / Sejima. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright

Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright. Image © Federico Babina Architect
Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Project description courtesy of Federico Babina Architect.

Cite: Eric Baldwin. "ARCHIPIX: 8-Bit Architects" 11 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/427675/archipix-8-bit-architects/>