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Batman and Architecture Finally United in 'Batman: Death by Design'

From Tim Burton’s steamy, gothic megalopolis to Christopher Nolan’s cold, Miesian jungle, Gotham’s malice has always been manifested in its architecture. Writer Chip Kidd and artist David Taylor have pulled this nefarious background character to the forefront in the tale of Batman Vs. Mega-starchitect, entitled Batman: Death by Design

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Films & Architecture: "Batman"

This week we’re going to spotlight one of our greatest contemporary filmmakers, Tim Burton. In the 1989 film Batman, Burton generates a whole gothic environment, full of art deco and art nouveau buildings within Gotham City. Locations were inspired by urban spaces from New York City, Los Angeles, West London, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Tokyo, to Hong Kong (even though Gotham City was a well-known nickname for New York City, before Batman was ever written).

If you didn’t check out our article on Architecture & Batman, do so now – and let us know which Director you think does Gotham best in the comments below…

Batman's rumored new home for The Dark Knight Rises : Welcome to the Batcave (maybe)!

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Batman’s rumored new home in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises is none other than the long awaited arrival of the batcave. Located in Turda Romania, the abandoned Turda Salt Mine is flooding the internet with buzz that this will be the location where filming will take place for the batcave. Leaving fanboy’s everywhere lusting for more information that this is in fact where batman will store his batsuit, batmobile, and all of his other gadgets. While filming for The Dark Knight Rises has already begun, it is with high hopes that the Turda Salt Mine will be added to the filming locations and serve as batmans’s new home.

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