Best (Only?) Architecture-Related April Fools Joke

Philadelphia native Louis Kahn at the Salk Institute. Image via ArchDaily.

Philadelphia native Louis Kahn “outside of” the Salk Institute. Image via ArchDaily.

Are famous architects too serious for selfies? Robert Venturi, Philadelphia’s most famous postmodernist, may well have taken a few. But what about modern masters like Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn and I.M. Pei? What if they did, too? ArchDaily posted seven Photoshopped images it claimed were dug up from history:




In response to the recent popularity of “selfies” in social media, The Society of Architecture Photography (SAP) has racked their archives to release a few rare images of what the society is calling “architecture selfies” – images taken by architects in front of their works.

I.M. Pei, who designed the Society Hill Towers, with his Louvre Pyramid in 1981. Image via ArchDaily.

I.M. Pei, who designed the Society Hill Towers, with his Louvre Pyramid in 1981. Image via ArchDaily.

Well, the Society of Architecture Photography doesn’t appear to exist, but some of these architects--Pei, Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas--are still around. We may yet get some real selfies.

Check out the rest at ArchDaily

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