January 27, 2009

More Building/Songs

Per my colleague Mr. Holland's request for more "haunting digital emptiness", here is Harold Faltermeyer's Axel F (1984) and OMA's Beverly Hills Prada Epicenter (2004). This is a wonderful piece of nostalgia. I especially enjoy the headless mannequin and the laser beam lights.

Our next Building/Song is a theoretical pairing. It reaches across boundaries of genre and time. The song: Yello's 1985 classic "Oh Yeah' (Day Bow Bow) and Mies' Barcelona Pavilion (1929). Beautiful!

"Callin' out around the world/Are you ready for a brand new beat?..." Yes. And it's called New Urbanism. This is Seaside, FL, a planned community by Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk(1979). The song which I feel should be blairing through the streets of Seaside is David Bowie and Mick Jagger's 1985 rendition of Martha and the Vandellas' 1964 "Dancin' In the Streets."

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