Bruce Goff- The Bachman House

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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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