Artist Doug Aitken’s house in Venice, California, is in tune with its surroundings in more ways than one. The house, based on Aitken’s concept of “Acid Modernism”, was designed with the the goal to create a warm, organic modernism that’s also perceptual and hallucinatory. Microphones installed throughout the house and garden enable certain features to be played as musical instruments. The pavilion even sits over a deep cut in the earth where Aitken and his studio crew buried microphones sensitive to vibrations caused by the rotation of the planet. Part artwork, part living organism, the house certainly functions as one very interesting home. Check out a video of the remarkable property here and read the full article by the NY Times.