Continuing her enormous undertaking in Braddock, PA, SWOON is raising money to open up a ceramics workshop which will be utilized to empower the local community, and enable the creation of a new roof featuring 20,000 beautiful, brightly-colored ceramic tiles.
The price of The Volcano House, a two bedroom, two bathroom architectural masterpiece that sits atop a 150-foot cinder cone on 60 acres in the Mojave Desert in California.
‘Domestikator,’ architected by Atelier Van Lieshout for the Ruhrtriennale in Bochum, Germany.
The price of the The Pilot House, a historically significant residence designed and built in 1948 by A. Quincy Jones, Whitney R. Smith and Edgardo Contini in Mt. Washington, Los Angeles. Created as an example of how well-designed homes could be built on steep hillside lots, the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is the perfect opportunity to curate your personal brand on a new architected level. It’s even got a bridge and what looks to be an outdoor lizard cage. Leisure life at its finest.
Big ups to our buddies The Principals for their work on DELQA, an experiential installation involving the music of Mathew Dear and whole lot of touching. Experience it through this Sunday at the New Museum’s New Inc. Space in NYC.
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The price for architect Charles Johnson’s “Boulder House” in Scottsdale, Arizona which is situated in and around 1.4 billion-year old granite boulders. The 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath architectural masterpiece sits on roughly 9 acres in the Sonoran Desert and has been called “The most Unique Home in America.”
Blueprints from the 1970s for tunnels linking the Playboy Mansion to the homes of “Mr. J. Nicholson,” “Mr. W. Beatty,” “Mr. K. Douglas” and “Mr. J. Caan.”
Right? Especially when you consider that this custom-made (in China), circular conference table seats 23 and features “data ports, microphones and an illuminated map of the world in a glass panel at its center.” It’s the centerpiece of the newly needed “world-class corporate meeting space” at the school. So what university would make such an extravagant purchase? Columbia? Yale? NYU? Nope. The school in question is none other than Kean University, a co-ed public school located in Northern New Jersey whose four year tuition totals something like $44,000. It’s destined to become a breeding ground for UN delegates, or at least James Bond villains.
Especially if one of those things is a floating performance island in the Hudson River which will surely become overrun with all the exact people you detest being around. You’ll survive though, because that’s what’s called “Living in New York” and being a misanthrope. But seriously, LET THE RICH BUILD US THINGS, they’re just spending their money to make your life better.
The price of the most expensive home for sale in the United States. The newly-completed Palazzo di Amore is a 25-acre estate with its own vineyard in Beverly Hills, California, that features a 35,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style villa, and a 15,000-square-foot entertainment center. The Palazzo has the prerequisite discothèque with a rotating dance floor for all the euro dance parties, and includes 12 bedrooms and 23 bathrooms so that guests are virtually guaranteed privacy for whatever they’re feeling on club night. The estate also has a bowling alley, a theater that seats 50, a tennis court, plus a Turkish-style spa and a 128-foot reflecting pool and fountain.