October 18, 2007
House made of mobile phones
"Casa de Pedra" or the House of Stone in Sao Paulo, whose walls are covered with typewriters and mobile phones, amongst many other objects. This kind of project is sometimes call "spontaneous architecture"
The Navy will spend as much as $600,000 to modify a 40-year-old barracks complex that resembles a swastika from the air. Tom McMahon has a much cheaper solution: Just Paint A Red Line and a Circle Around It
Alex Jordan Jr's. father was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. However Frank was not pleased with him and kicked him out of Taliesin (the communal art school that Frank was running at the time). As an affront to Taliesin Alex senior built this house in his own style high upon a rock formation just south of Franks house hence the name The House On The Rock
Color by Numbers was a 72 meter high light installation at Telefonplan in Stockholm, inaugurated on October 23, 2006, and switched off on April 1, 2007. Anyone could control the colors in the tower with their mobile phone, just like a remote control
Model Railroad Slums by artist Peter Feigenbaum
A Huge Depository of Unusual architectural Links Here
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Posted by: Ian Mariano at Oct 18, 2007 9:00:54 AM
Thanks for the links. Sometimes those of us in real estate get so used to seeing "curb appeal" houses, it is interesting to surf by some that are unique.
Posted by: Lisa Merritt at Oct 18, 2007 10:29:13 AM
House on the Rock is an amazing place. I went there a lot as a kid. They've blocked off access to many of the rooms these days, which is pretty unfortunate. You used to be able to actually sit on the furniture. Now there's a permanent trail stomped into the carpet throughout the house for the thousands of feet that gawk through the place every year. They also expanded the house to include a bunch of more circus-like attractions which I found to be tacky. The original house is amazing.
I had not heard that the maker of the house was at all associated with Frank Lloyd Wright though. I do know that he planted the trees around the rock to simulate a natural forest by calculating the distribution of trees in real forests.
Posted by: shrift at Oct 18, 2007 12:11:36 PM
The House on the Rock is one of the best places to visit. My husband and I make a yearly trip, and it never gets old. This past summer they had large areas blocked off for reconstruction and removed a building that I believe housed a gift shop, so it should be interesting to see what changed. For those interested, a few short videos from HOTR can be seen here.
Posted by: Katrina Weberg at Oct 18, 2007 9:21:47 PM
I like this post. Unique one! Thumbs up!
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