House for a Superstar, 1975 competition
Already in 1976, through the magazine Japan Architects, Arata Isozaki launched the "House for a superstar" competition. More than three hundred international architects designed projects for a star of their choice. Hans Hollein proposes mausoleums for Jesus Christ, Cleopatra, Lenin and a remake of the Taj Mahal for Aristotle Onassis. Gian Piero Frassinelli designs a capsule to protect the star of stars, Michelangelo’s David. The other proposals feature the residences of Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch and David Bowie.