I cannot even tell you how inspired I am by FitzSimmons Architects and the Flaming Lips. This unique space truly captures the spirit of The Flaming Lips and then some. Just like any other artistic expression that Wayne Coyne is involved in, this is visually magical. When you combine this talent with an architecture firm that “approaches architecture as a form of art, creating built forms and spaces that both inspire and serve as meaningful places of purpose” you end up with a masterpiece.
Wayne’s wife, Michelle Martin-Coyne, was also very involved in the process of developing this space. A gifted artist herself, she is responsible for the majority of The Flaming Lips photography and has published a book of her photographs titled Placebo Head Wound that documents life with the Flaming Lips.
The “Real” Flaming Lips’ Bathroom | Design Milk
exterior before renovation:This appropriately quirky residence and music studio is as free thinking and boundary pushing as the art and music of its occupants, the wife, a photographer and artist, and her husband, a rock music icon. The addition/renovation to their home is the central piece of a larger master plan developed for 6 adjoining properties in a blighted neighborhood of Oklahoma City. These properties, referred to as "the compound" for those familiar with it, are being transformed in stages.
exterior after renovation:
Phase one of the masterplan consisted of completion of two center pieces, allowing the remaining phases to happen organically over time between tours.
Centerpiece one is the Partial refinish of the main house, a 1930's Oklahoma Deco home, touted as the first fireproof home in the City, built from left over building materials of the original mason owner, and the complete renovation of the Multi-add-on garage, storage and above ground bunker, to become the current owners large family room, new master suite with the necessary mirror ball clad "dragon egg" sunken bathing pod addition, and provide general escape from the groupies and roadies who frequently overrun the compound.
Fitzsimmons Architects | Flaming Lips House
a video of wayne giving a tour of his home here: The “Real” Flaming Lips’ Bathroom | Design Milk
i love love love the exterior. and the fireplaces. and the bathroom. and the first room. the rest isn't really my style but it's awesome and i can't imagine wayne coyne living in any other type of house.