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Dick Clark’s rockin’ retreat listed for $3.5 million – A home fit for a Flintstone 1 – CNNMoney

Dick Clark has listed his unique, one-bedroom Malibu home for $3.5 million, according to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Whoever buys the place from the “world’s oldest teenager” will likely feel as if they are channeling another celebrity: Fred Flintstone.

The architect, Phillip Jon Brown, said the prehistoric design was dictated by circumstance. The 23-acre site is next to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area, which originally objected to Clark building a home on the property.

“[Clark] dug in his heels and said he was going to build a house there,” said Brown, “I came up with the idea that if the house looked like a rock formation, the park conservancy would let us build on top. They liked the concept.”

via Dick Clark’s rockin’ retreat listed for $3.5 million – A home fit for a Flintstone 1 – CNNMoney.

Strange Random Architecture Quote:

“Architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music” – Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling

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Projection Mapping – Buildings come to Life!

Destination Docklands concert image 1

Destination Docklands concert - Jean-Michel Jarre

Architectural Projection Mapping is the process of projecting computer-generated images onto a building, a sort of 21st-Century son et lumière and probably what Jean-Michel Jarre would have used for his concerts if he had had the technology twenty years ago.

To start with, here’s an example of how you could use a building for advertising purposes:

Here is an amazing recent show at the Plaza de Toros in Albacete, as part of the Theatre Festival of Castilla-La Mancha. This is the full 15-minute version, so put it on fullscreen and enjoy!

Finally, fans of ACDC and / or Iron Man should not miss this video, a presentation of the new movie at Rochester Castle, UK. Again, put it on fullscreen and turn up the volume!

If you want to see more examples, visit Urban Screen, who specialise in these techniques.

Strange Random Building Quote:

The space within becomes the reality of the building – Frank Lloyd Wright

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