Bruce Goff- The Bachman House

The Bachman House confuses me. It was designed by architect Bruce Goff between 1947 and 1948. Well, the house was actually built in 1889 and redesigned by him for a recording engineer. It is a very unusual building. This is the building that allows me to see more of Goff’s design sensibilities than any other I have examined. It’s a building that looks sharp—mean, almost—with its tall brick walls and steel slabs. But the way that the second story all leads up to a single angle looks really pleasing. It’s also the first of two buildings by Bruce Goff that remind me of a pirate ship.

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