ARCHIPIX: 8-Bit Architects (Part Two)

Brasilia / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Federico Babina

Barcelona-based architect Federico Babina has released the second edition of (Less is pixel), revealing a series of 8-bit portraits of modern architecture’s most legendary masters and works. The idea behind the project is to capture the essence and personality of each subject through the simplicity of the pixel. This serves, Babina describes, as “a metaphor of architecture, where every little detail is a key component of the whole mosaic.”

Denver Art Museum / Daniel Libeskind

Denver Art Museum / Daniel Libeskind. Image © Federico Babina

Simmons Hall of MIT / Steven Holl

Simmons Hall of MIT / Steven Holl Architects. Image © Federico Babina

Millennium Dome / Richard Rogers

Millennium Dome / Richard Rogers. Image © Federico Babina

Wexner Center for the Arts / Peter Eisenman

Wexner Center for the Arts / Peter Eisenman. Image © Federico Babina

America’s Cup Building (Veles e Vents) / David Chipperfield

America’s Cup Building (Veles e Vents) / David Chipperfield. Image © Federico Babina

Eames House / Charles and Ray Eames

Eames House / Charles and Ray Eames. Image © Federico Babina

Santa Caterina Market Renovation / EMBT (Enric Miralles – Benedetta Tagliabue)

Santa Caterina Market Renovation / EMBT (Enric Miralles – Benedetta Tagliabue). Image © Federico Babina

Zenith Strasbourg / Massimiliano Fuksas

Zenith Strasbourg / Massimiliano Fuksas. Image © Federico Babina

Beijing National Stadium (a.k.a The Bird’s Nest) / Herzog & de Meuron

Beijing National Stadium (a.k.a The Bird’s Nest) / Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Federico Babina

AT&T Building / Philip Johnson 

AT&T Building / Philip Johnson . Image © Federico Babina

Fundação Iberê Camargo in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Alvaro Siza

Fundação Iberê Camargo in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Alvaro Siza. Image © Federico Babina

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / Mario Botta

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / Mario Botta. Image © Federico Babina

Dessau Bauhaus / Walter Gropius

Dessau Bauhaus / Walter Gropius. Image © Federico Babina

Shanghai Information Center / Odile Decq

Shanghai Information Center / Odile Decq. Image © Federico Babina

Asahi Beer Hall / Philippe Starck

Asahi Beer Hall / Philippe Starck. Image © Federico Babina

REN Building / Bjarke Ingels

REN Building / Bjarke Ingels. Image © Federico Babina

Rietveld Schröder House / Gerrit Rietveld

Rietveld Schröder House / Gerrit Rietveld. Image © Federico Babina

Casa Aurora / Aldo Rossi

Casa Aurora / Aldo Rossi. Image © Federico Babina

Check out the first edition of ARCHIPIX on ArchDaily!

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "ARCHIPIX: 8-Bit Architects (Part Two)" 06 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 18 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=446235>
  • AndroidSix

    Daniel Libeskind might more accurately be described in only 2 bits, as in “two-bit nincompoop”.

    • HansCrit

      Libeskind is barely one dimensional. I’m not sure you even need two bits to describe this over-rated loser.

  • Muthahar Khan

    Cant believe there isnt a Zaha on this list (with Vitra perhaps?)

  • Najeh

    Dessau Bauhaus / Walter Gropius is my favorite.

  • archi

    8 Bits is old and busted. Call me when someone Bitstrips them.

  • elena

    Where is Benedetta Tagliabue? It is EMBT not just EM!