Timothy Leary’s Hitchcock Estate


The Hitchcock Estate in Millbrook, New York is a historic mansion and surrounding grounds. The 64-room Bavarian baroque mansion was built in the early 20th century by German-born gas magnate Charles F. Dieterich and eventually sold to the Hitchcock family in 1963. The siblings Billy Hitchcock and Peggy Hitchcock who have both tried LSD would open the doors of their estate to Timothy Leary and the Psychedelic Movement.

In September of 1963, Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert and Ralph Metzner (their colleague at Harvard) moved into the Hitchcock Estate, along with thirty or so of their followers. There Leary established what he called the League for Spiritual Discovery.

Timothy Leary

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During Leary’s residence at the mansion (1963–1968) the culture and ambiance there evolved from scholarly research into psychedelics to a more party-oriented atmosphere, exacerbated by an increasing stream of visitors and guests included R. D. Laing, Allen Ginsberg and Charles Mingus. Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters visited in their bus Further.


The mansion was the target of drug raids. In April 1966, a squad of police investigators headed by G. Gordon Lilly, later to achieve notoriety and a criminal conviction in the Watergate affair, arrested Leary and three other people at mansion for possession of marijuana. Leary and his group were evicted in 1968; Leary moved to California.

Heydar Aliyev Culture Centre

The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 57,500 m² building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles.

Heydar Aliyev Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

Heydar Aliyev Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

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La Muralla Roja

La Muralla Roja, Spanish for ‘The Red Wall,’ is a post modernist housing project located in the area of Calpe in the Alicante region in Spain.  Designed by architect Ricardo Bofill, the building appears as if it is emerging from the rocky cliffs it sits on.

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

The structure is heavily influenced by the North African tradition of the casbah, a fort with high walls and few windows. The striking colours that cover the outer and inner facades are selected to either contrast with nature or complement its purity.

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

The 50 apartments of the project a are linked by a series of uniform stairs, landings and bridges, giving the impression of interlocking cubes. The variations of spaces connect create a labyrinthine complex of shifting and ambiguous scale, designed to a precise geometric plan based on the typology of the Greek cross.

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Muralla Roja | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

All images courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

The Mirrorcube

The Mirrorcube, designed by Tham & Videgard Architects is a room in the Tree Hotel in Harads, Sweden. Located 60 kilometres south of the Arctic circle.  This genuine hide-out is made of light-weight aluminum which is hung around the base of a single tree. Measuring 4x4x4 metres, the cube clad in mirrored glass.  The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The interior is all made of plywood and the windows give a 360 degree view of the surroundings.

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Matthias Heiderich, a self taught photographer lives and works in Berlin.  His abstract, minimalistic architectural photographs depict a fantastical, futuristic vision of urban landscape.

Check out these stunning photos!



Colour Berlin 1


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Studien 1


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Ost West 1


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Southbound 1


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Fragment 1


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Spektrum Zwei 1


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Reflexiones 1


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Northbound 1


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System Layers I


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System Layers II


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System Layers III


System Layers III

All pictures on on this blog © Matthias Heiderich, 2016.

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Casa Malaparte

Casa  Malaparte (Villa Malaparte), built in 1938 by the Rationalist architect Adalberto Libera on Punta Massullo, eastern side of Isle of Capri, is considered to be one of the best examples of Italian modern and contemporary architecture.

Case Malaparte  is a red structure with inverted pyramid stairs leading to the roof Patio. On the roof is a freestanding curving white wall of increasing height. It sits 32 meters over a cliff on the Gulf of Salerno. It is completely isolated from civilization, only accessible by foot or by boat.

The house was commissioned by the Italian writer, Curzio Malaparte whose eccentric character eventually led him to dominate the design process, causing serious conflict with Libera. Malaparte wanted the house to reflect his own personal character and become a place for solitary contemplation and writing. Malaparte once said: “Now I live on an island, in an austere and melancholy house, which I built myself on a lonely cliff above the sea. [It is] the image of my desire.

Casa Malaparte was featured in Jean-Luc Godard‘s 1963 film, Le Mépris (Contempt).



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Photo by Francois Halard

Brigitte Bardot and Michel Piccoli in  Le Mepris

Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance and Michel Piccoli in Le Mepris

Michel Piccoli as Paul Javal in Le Mepris


Isle of Capri’s strange and seductive Casa Malaparte