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Organic Architecture

Project timeline

? – 1955

Type

Private House

Location Change this

399 E Main St, Norman
OK 73071 Oklahoma
USA

Current state

Demolished

Architect Change this

Bavinger House Change this

Oklahoma, USA
by Bruce Goff Change this
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The Bavinger House put a new twist on the naturalist modernism of Goff’s contemporaries. Where Wright used flat planes and conventional floor plans, Goff introduced distinctive floor plans, mixing materiality with eccentric spaces to produce a desired effect.

The walls are made of locally quarried “ironstone” that is replaced intermittently with large blue pieces of glass cullet. This added extra gives a whimsical charm to this organic growth of architecture. The spiraling roof which covers the whole of the structure is supported by cables connected to the center mast. The exterior stone walls seem to grow out of the landscape and surround the house, adding to its connection with the earth.

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