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Rem Koolhaas, Tunisia, and Sandcrawlers

It would appear that the Star Wars Universe owes another debt to architecture. A reader sent in the above image with a note saying that the Hotel du Lac in Tunisia may have served as the inspiration for the Sandcrawlers used by the Jawas to travel across Tatooine. Another visit to Wookiepedia (an increasingly important […]

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Otto Wagner and the Millennium Falcon

The Millennium Falcon. As Han Solo’s ship, it played a crucial role in the victory of The Rebellion over the Empire in the Star Wars films. Imagine my shock when I saw the infamous smuggling vessel in the pages of an architecture book about banks. A quick visit to “Wookieepedia” tells us that prop designer Ralph […]

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Death Star Architecture Around the Globe

It’s a case of life imitating art as Death Stars sprout around the globe and the inevitable struggle between competing Galactic Empires will surely annihilate the planet. Rem Koolhaas strikes first with a new scheme for Dubai. It’s like Manhattan…but way more futuristic and in the desert: The 44-story sphere is actually a “a self-contained […]

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A Galaxy Not-So-Far Away

By combining Star Wars toys with sumptuous shots of Parisian architecture, French photographer Cedric Delsaux brings the empire a little closer to home. I’m sure France is safe for now though, because if Darth Vader even thought about invading, Zidane would head-butt him in his respirator. More photos here and here. via The First Post