About space: Architecture week home tour to include Flaming Lips home

Oklahoman Published: March 6, 2010
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ARCHITECTURE WEEK HOME TOUR

TO INCLUDE FLAMING LIPS HOME

The Flaming Lips Home — the "appropriately quirky” home and music studio of Wayne Coyne and Michelle Martin-Coyne — is among stops on the American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter’s April 17 tour to observe Architecture Week 2010, Capitolizing on Architecture, April 12-18. Fitzsimmons Architects designed the home as "free thinking and boundary pushing as the art and music of its occupants.” The location of the six-lot "compound,” in an otherwise blighted part of Oklahoma City, will be given to people ticketholders on the tour. Other stops are: Fitzsimmons Residence, 1228 NW 36, designed and rehabilitated by TASK Design, owned by Kenneth and Audrey Fitzsimmons; RR Residence, 3940 E Wilshire Blvd., by JY Architecture, owned by Worth Ross and Jim Roth; the Oklahoma Case Study House, 825 NW 7, by Fitzsimmons and owned by Dr. William Lovallo; Infant Crisis Services, 4224 N Lincoln Blvd., designed by HSE Architects; Visual Image, 125 Park Ave., renovated by TAParchitecture; and United Way of Central Oklahoma, 1444 NW 28, by HSE Architects. Tickets are $12 in advance starting April 5 or $15 on tour day. A portion of proceeds will benefit Neighborhood Alliance. For more information, go to www.aiacoc.org/events.htm, or call 948-7174.

HOME BUILDERS GROUP DONATES TO HONOR BROKEN ARROW MAN
The Oklahoma State Home Builders Association has contributed $20,000 to a new national fund in honor of Joe Robson of Broken Arrow, immediate past chairman of the National Association of Home Builders. Contributions are expected to surpass $100,000 with leading gifts from the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa and others. The National Housing Endowment/Joe and Hannah Robson Scholarship will be used to encourage students to study and enter careers in residential construction. Robson is founder and president of Robson Cos. of Tulsa.

WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN TO COVER HOME MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS
Women can learn about roof, electrical, foundation, plumbing and other issues in a "Get Your House in Order” workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 13 at the union office of the International Association of Fire Fighters, 157 NW 6. Cost, with lunch, is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, call Tee Brown at 473-8788.


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