Category Archives: Architecture
Wouldn’t it be cool if the Avengers HQ was an actual University Campus? Accompanied by dorms that looked the Xavier Mansion? Both locales are places I’d love to visit in real life; but as tourist traps there wouldn’t be much to them (save for the basement in the X-mansion), so it would be more worthwhile if they served as institutions of learning.
It’s just a dream right now, but I could envision several tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook coming together to build such a school. I would only stipulate they build it in upstate New York to keep things authentic. Maybe Fox and Disney can also chip in, as such a place would allow them to film on location.
In the vein of Tony Stark this could be a technical institute, however I’d be happy with any specialty like medicine or science. Law school wouldn’t work — this isn’t a breeding ground for villains, haha.
Please forgive the bare-bones look of this design (more on that later), I just wanted to express an idea for a living/mechanical book display, one that operates without using electrical power. There’s a fair bit going on here so I didn’t want to clutter it up. See it in action after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
Jabba the Hutt’s throne room struck me as an ideal bed design, because the gangster and all his henchmen/guards also sleep in that room, so why not make a bunk bed out of it?
For this bunk bed a more conventional design was employed, because I want something that is straightforward to build, or would allow people to modify existing beds. Previous bed designs I have posted here are too cost-prohibitive to make.
The top bed is Jabba’s throne room, the bottom bed is the Rancor pit. For child safety reasons there is no trap door! Jabba’s level features a perch for the giant slug and a Han Solo in Carbonite tucked to the side. The Rancor pit features rocky wallpaper, cage siding, and LED lighting activated by a familiar switch.
Both beds have some flat counter space at the back of the frame, where toys can be parked. Whether it’s plush or regular Star Wars toys, this bed is essentially a giant playset.
Recently I had the privilege of collaborating with Tom Spina Designs, makers of the famous Han Solo in Carbonite desk. The gig was for another desk, this time a commission for a client who wanted something special for their office: a desk based on the bridge from the most recent Star Trek films.