The Modern Architecture Boardgame's board is as iconic as its pieces
Do you recognize any of the buildings the game's pieces are modeled after?
In the Modern Architecture Boardgame, practitioners and proponents of modern architecture alike can face off in a battle of architectural nerdery
The player in the hot seat dons Le Corbusier's unmistakable eye glasses for the round
The playing pieces are modeled after six exemplary pieces of modern architecture
The box and contents of the Modern Architecture Boardgame
Masters at play: the 'shopped image used for the games cover
In the Modern Architecture Boardgame, practitioners and proponents of modern architecture alike face off in a battle of architectural nerdery
Johann Otto von Spreckelsen's La Grande Arche in Paris (Photo: Borkur Sigurbjornsson)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building in New York (Photo: Tom Ravenscroft)
To the right of the photo: OMA's CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (Photo: poeloq)
Oscar Niemeyer's Copan Building in Sao Paulo (Photo: Rodrigo Soldon)
Norman Foster's 30 St Mary Axe, better known as The Gherkin, in London (Photo: Jason Rogers)
"Which Catalan postmodernist architect, known for his monumental buildings, said: 'Through my buildings, I want to receive the kind of adulation usually reserved for pop stars?'" If a night in round the kitchen table with five architecture enthusiasts answering questions like this doesn't appeal, you may wish to read no further. This is just one question from the Modern Architecture Boardgame from NEXT Architects, which pits fans of all things built and beautiful against one another, as they take it in turns to don the iconic round spectacles of Le Corbusier in the ultimate architectural trivia nerd-off. But which buildings do its six iconic playing pieces represent? Inquiring minds want to know.
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