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Architecturally Interpreting Famous Film Directors

by John Thomas
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Many people are fond of saying that there are no new ideas. But with the web, I am constantly finding extremely novel creations that at least I had never even considered, many of them from the design and graphic arts world.

The latest wow project I came across, called Archidirector, was created by Italian architect Federico Babina. He created 27 designs for fanciful houses based on the work of great film directors. The directors he uses range from art-house icons Fellini and Tarkovsky to more mainstream filmmakers like George Lucas and Tim Burton. You have to carefully examine each of the images for a while to find all the references, but if you’re a real fan of one of the directors he uses, rooting around for nods to your favorite flicks will be a great treasure hunt.

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My favorites are the pads devoted to Fellini, whose home is set against a blood red sky, festooned with strings of fanciful lights and has a tightrope walker ambling in from stage left; and David Lynch’s, which is a dark, brooding modern structure with a man with giant bunny ears at the front door and a gleaming white picket fence erected on the sidewalk.

You can also buy the prints for about $25(USD) each, and if you know someone who is a nut for one of these directors this could be about the coolest gift they’ll ever get.

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