'Zabriskie Point' house - Paolo Soleri
At the end of director Michelangelo Antonioni's anti-capitalist, anti-life turkey of a film 'Zabriskie Point,' this house -- designed by architect Paolo Soleri and (like several scenes in Antonioni's film) based on the house in Alfred Hitchcock's 'North by Northwest,' which was itself inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's desert houses -- this house is 'lovingly' exploded in montage as the 'climax' of the film; destroyed in balletic slow motion with "a final destructive glee."
Why? What does that accomplish artistically?
As a director, Antonioni was for sure an accomplished artist. His films were honest demonstrations -- of essentially anti-life themes. Antonioni's original ending to this film, which was the perfect culmination of his film's theme, was a shot of an airplane sky-writing the phrase "Fuck You, America," which was cut by MGM president Louis F. Polk.
Never doubt that's what he meant this replacement scene to say -- "a series of slow-motion captures of capitalistic debris flying apart against a smoky blue background." Never doubt that he meant it.
That's why the house needed to be so good. Understand that, and you understand much of modern art. Think about it.
And from the siting of the house you can begin to appreciate what it means to "integrate architecture with your site."