Space Invaders Descend Upon Apartment in Hong Kong
August 10, 2012
Photos via OneByNine
Over the past three decades the “Space Invaders“ have nimbly insinuated themselves as pop culture icons. The classic video game, originally released in 1978, has spawned both remakes and sequels, cultural references in both music and television and even one of the most recognizable street art stunts of the past 10 years (ever?). With legions of followers, it’s clear that some fans may be a little overly ‘committed’ to the brand. Case in point, Warsaw-based architecture studio OneByNine‘s Space Invader-themed apartment that would be envy of even the least die-hard (die-soft?) of fans.
The Hong Kong apartment, which measures a mere 376 square feet, pays homage to the iconic video game with pixel tiles spread throughout the abode. Verging on obsessive, but never cheesy, rooms are decked out with mosaic tiled walls that feature constellations of the famous aliens amid bit-messages like “Error” and “Boom”. Moving through the rest of the unit, it becomes obvious that while the rooms are much simpler, the furniture and wall storage were specifically designed to maximize the space of the city dwelling. The “Invaders” theme is more subdued in the outdoor lounge, where small placards announce further error images and the aliens, removed from their original gridded habitats, frolic aimlessly behind planters and along plaster walls, unsure of their place in this world.