Amersfoort, Architecture, Changiz Tehrani, Design, Digital images, Emoji, Gargoyles, Holland, Urban

Emoji symbols adorn Dutch urban design

A Dutch architect has decorated his latest building with emoji gargoyles – which he says capture the spirit of the age.

Image by Bart van Hoek

The building in Amersfoort, Holland, designed by Changiz Tehrani has a range of the digital symbols around its sides and was designed to memorialise contemporary society.

Image by Bart van Hoek

“In classical architecture they used to put heads of the king – or whatever – on the facades,” said Tehrani.

Image by Bart van Hoek

“We were thinking, what can we use as an ornament so when you look at this building in 10 or 20 years you can say, ‘Hey, this is from that year’?”