Archinect - News 2017-10-20T13:51:42-04:00 Lloyd Wright's Sowden House gets a cameo in The xx's new music video Justine Testado 2017-07-05T15:29:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T15:19:24-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Lloyd Wright's concrete-block John Sowden House in Los Angeles makes a special appearance in &ldquo;I Dare You&rdquo;, the latest music video from British indie-pop band The xx as their &ldquo;love letter to Los Angeles&rdquo;.</p> <p>Directed by fashion photographer Alasdair McLellan in collaboration with Raf Simons, the saccharine music video playfully alludes to the infamous Black Dahlia murder that took place at the house in the 1940s. In the video, a group of mischievous, lovey-dovey teenagers &mdash; featuring &ldquo;Moonlight&rdquo; actor Ashton Sanders, actress Millie Bobby Brown from &ldquo;Stranger Things&rdquo;, and Michael Jackson's daughter Paris, among others &mdash; dare each other to enter the haunted Wrightian home.&nbsp;</p> <p>What ensues when the teenagers step foot into the house? Watch the full video below to find out.</p> <p><em>h/t <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phaidon</a></em></p> Beyoncé filmed her NOLA-themed "Formation" video at this historic Pasadena mansion Justine Testado 2016-02-10T20:16:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T11:51:20-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Despite the themes of the video, nothing was shot in New Orleans...The concept and quick turnaround required Tobman and the rest of the crew to convert [the Fenyes Mansion in Pasadena into a] fitting Southern Gothic set...A Beaux Arts mansion commissioned by and built for Dr. Adalbert Fenyes and his wife Eva Scott Muse Fenyes in 1905, there was nothing really Southern about architect Robert D. Farquhar's design</p></em><br /><br /><p>If you're still bumpin' the Queen Bey's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest hard-hitting single</a>, get a glimpse of the history behind the Fenyes Mansion in Pasadena, where parts of the song's impressive music video were filmed.</p><p>More music-related goodness on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA mayor Eric Garcetti slow-jams 101 freeway closure announcement</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai to create "a very large structure" at Coachella 2016</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a listen to the NYT's beautiful sonic portraits of architectural spaces</a></li></ul> The Empire State Building Makes Its Music Video Debut With the Yeah Yeah Yeahs Archinect 2013-06-26T09:12:00-04:00 >2013-06-27T23:32:38-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Empire State Building starred in first-ever music video over the weekend as the Yeah Yeah Yeah&rsquo;s released their latest single, &ldquo;Despair.&rdquo; High atop the observation deck from 2 a.m. to sunrise (the only hours that the tourists are at bay), the quintessential New York band rocked the quintessential New York building</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>