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Flaming Lips Residence and Studio / Fitzsimmons Architects

  • 01:00 - 5 October, 2011
Flaming Lips Residence and Studio / Fitzsimmons Architects
Flaming Lips Residence and Studio / Fitzsimmons Architects, © Joseph Mills Photography 
© Joseph Mills Photography 

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“It’s worth the battle, it’s worth the stress, it’s worth waiting for, and it really does do what art’s supposed to do. It makes you remember that we can go for it, and then life isn’t just normal and average.”  

This is what psychedelic rocker Wayne Coyne had to say about his house which he took part in designing along side his wife, artist/photographer Michelle Martin-Coyne, and led by Fitzsimmons Architects.  The Flaming Lips' front man has seen to the renovation of an old warehouse space into his new master bedroom & bathroom, art/recording studio, and large family room.  

© Joseph Mills Photography 
© Joseph Mills Photography 

The renovation is only one part of a larger master plan (known as "The Compound") that will eventually connect six adjacent properties to this central structure.  The Compound is located in a run-down part of Oklahoma City where Coyne grew up, and this project is a testament to his commitment toward building up his childhood community.

© Joseph Mills Photography 
© Joseph Mills Photography 

The Coynes were enthusiastically engaged in all parts of the project from initial design through construction, and architects succeeded in desiging a sort of light, blank canvas that promoted the two eccentric clients toward finishing out the spaces with their own personal visions.  

© Joseph Mills Photography 
© Joseph Mills Photography 

The main living area's roof was raised to create a clerestory, and fitted with one wall of glass doors that open out to an East patio and and the yard beyond.  The master suite overlooks a fountain and the West patio to the South, and and a private garden and acclaimed shower (aka the "Dragon Egg") to the North.  The Dragon Egg is an egg-shaped, concrete-insulated shell that contains the shower and soaking tub complete with LED lights and water jets.

© Joseph Mills Photography 
© Joseph Mills Photography 
Cite: "Flaming Lips Residence and Studio / Fitzsimmons Architects" 05 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/172692/flaming-lips-residence-and-studio-fitzsimmons-architects/>
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37 Comments

Tahnabee · August 26, 2013

oh my that's quite hideous -shudder-

P@rody · August 11, 2012

Weird house... SRY if this is yr house. : S But I like the bathroom! : ) http://t.co/Hhu74TvT

Jakob Clark · December 23, 2011

I have to disagree with the above posters. I think it's beautiful. It's rich and absurd, like Wayne himself. I love all the space age and midcentury influences. John Lautner meets Saarinen meets punk rock. I have the same Alexander Girard pillow! I also love the George Mulhauser for Plycraft lounge chair. Cheers.

john tannehill · November 14, 2011

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Lisa Hoke · November 05, 2011

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Todd Rendell · October 19, 2011

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Todd Rendell · October 18, 2011

@JaeBriggs the Coyne residence and studio.....http://t.co/eom7uUmc

Todd Rendell · October 18, 2011

Wayne Coynes trippy pad in OKC.......http://t.co/eom7uUmc

Hume Internationale · October 17, 2011

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Gienah Ghurab · October 14, 2011

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joseph hallam · October 13, 2011

Check out this flaming lips house http://t.co/HosJqgem

Brent · October 13, 2011

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Shawn Barker · October 13, 2011

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Jiffington · October 13, 2011

Wayne Coynes house is unsurprisingly strange http://t.co/KwE0EZnL

joe janecek · October 12, 2011

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Xac Denton · October 12, 2011

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Robert Nieporte · October 12, 2011

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Jennifer Houston · October 12, 2011

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Cat Schwamm · October 12, 2011

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Espais per viure · October 12, 2011

Descobreix la nova casa-estudi del grup musical Flaming Lips http://t.co/aJMHcOhn

David Schafer · October 11, 2011

More pictures of Wayne Coyne’s house and studio. What a nut. — http://t.co/c47ULnlr via @archdaily

Mariana Jiménez · October 11, 2011

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abd alkareem ibrahim · October 10, 2011

This is a really bad combination and use of materials. Even the inside spaces is wired, narrow and uncomfortable. on the other hand it’s a colorful house.

AECforensics.com · October 10, 2011

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Radical Wacko · October 08, 2011

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Nate · October 08, 2011

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Mariano Castillo ? · October 07, 2011

arquitectura para los Flaming Lips http://t.co/tM5sG0lq

gusta · October 07, 2011

o.m.g! this is terrible.
i think the real architect of this project is the band and the architect in charge just signed the papers. i though only rap singers would have aweful houses...

AECforensics.com · October 07, 2011

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Marcel Tabbers · October 07, 2011

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George Michael · October 06, 2011

With a design as 80's as this, I thought it was A Flock of Seagull's house and studio.

A.C.Id. + LaB-Vi · October 06, 2011

La casa del frontman de los #FlamingLips, le pega bastante http://t.co/7Xnwz0XG vía @archdaily

wull · October 06, 2011

some of it looks very Gaudi

mvb · October 06, 2011

pimp my house!

David · October 06, 2011

Looks like Hank jr's place.

KB · October 05, 2011

well...it's just as weird as the band is

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