Another one of my old designs I’m pulling out of my archives. Once again, I can’t help but wonder how much video games may have subconsciously influenced my architecture designs in the last 10 to 15 years.
I see Tetris. I see a platformer world. What do you see?
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I was just browsing through some of my old work when I came across this, one of my old office building designs. What struck me was how video-gamey it looks, for lack of a better term. I just wonder how much of my work was actually subconsciously influenced by my love of games. I look at this and I think “platformer” because to me it looks like those indentations are part of some abstract looking level design. For those of you that are not gamers or in the game development industry, a platformer would be games like Super Mario Brothers, where you jump, and climb on well…platforms. Even the pattern of fritted glass seems game-ish. It almost looks like I took a platformer level and wrapped it around a building. Perhaps some of you have thoughts on this? Feel free to comment below.
Ironically, this project that I had developed for two years before it was cancelled, would indirectly lead to me leaving architecture and entering game design. For more on that and more images see this project’s main page.