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Cool Graphic Thing: Travel Back to the '80s With These 8-Bit Starchitect Portraits

Digital portraits by Federico Babina via Design Boom Italian architect Federico Babina has taken a break from, you know, designing actual structures and interiors to carve time to create the obvious: 8-bit pixellated portraits of folks such as Frank Gehry (above), Zaha Hadid, and this year's Pritzker Prize winner, Toyo Ito. Archipix, at its core, is a series of distinct images pairing starchitects with their seminal works; in a design geek's fantasy, though, all of Babina's subjects would be key players in a video game, with architects rushing around trying to save their buildings. Architecture has been the subject of cartoonish imagery many times before. In 2011, an illustrator re-imagined The Three Little Pigs as a tale starring Philip Johnson, Frank Gehry, and Frank Lloyd Wright; last year a cartoonist turned iconic midcentury works, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, into a comic strip; and the storyline for the MoMA's first children's book, which debuted last month, revolves around a young architect named Frank. Anyway, more from Babina, below. · 8-bit pixellated starchitect portraits by federico babina [Design Boom]

Guía de Regalos Navideños para Arquitectos

Cortesía de Dufarge

Se acerca la esperada noche de navidad, esa especial época del año que si bien es una fecha para compartir con nuestros amigos y familia, es también un día perfecto para sorprender a las personas con regalos. Sin embargo, sabemos que a veces puede ser complicado pensar en que regalar y por ello, para aliviar la presión de seleccionar el regalo perfecto para los arquitectos, hemos diseñado una lista de regalos pensada especialmente para ellos. Si ya tienes un regalo, haznos saber en la sección de comentarios.

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Max Weinberg Praises Frank Lloyd Wright at Unity Temple

For almost 40 years, drummer "Mighty" Max Weinberg has pounded out rock history as the rhythmic backbone of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. And as it turns out, he is a huge Frank Lloyd Wright fan.

¡Feliz Cumpleaños Tadao Ando!

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“La imaginación es más importante que la sabiduría”. 

Con esta frase, celebramos hoy el cumpleaños del reconocido arquitecto Tadao Ando, quien cumple 71 años (13 de septiembre 1941). Ganador del premio Pritzker el año 1995, este arquitecto japonés con sede en Osaka, es muy respetado por su trabajo no paralelo en hormigón, el tratamiento sensible de la luz natural, y un fuerte compromiso con la naturaleza.

Touring the World of Architecture: Week 51

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This year's last news round-up features the finalists for a competition for a media campus in Berlin; a failed attempt to ressurect Frank Lloyd Wright; Kenneth Frampton gets honored; a floating snow-covered cabin appears in Miami - and finally, a trailer for the upcoming REM documentary.

Chicago Opens Its Doors

For lovers of the history of architecture, there's no better U.S. city than Chicago, with its stunning collection of landmark buildings by Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and others. For years, the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) has offered guided tours—on foot and by boat—of the city's architectural gems. But, surprisingly, there’s never been an annual Open House weekend in the Windy City. That's about to change.

A Wright House Looks to Move

A Hillsborough, New Jersey, house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that’s been ravaged by floods over the years is looking for a buyer who can relocate it. The 1954 concrete-and-mahogany structure, known as the Bachman-Wilson house, sits next to the Millstone River, which has jumped its banks seven times in the last two decades, according to owner and current resident Sharon Tarantino.