Bruce Goff- The Bavinger House

The Bavinger House in Norman, Oklahoma looked beautiful. It was built by Bruce Goff in 1955 and considered an example of organic architecture. From my understanding, organic architecture gives the appearance of being scavenged; building out of spare parts found lying around.  To me, The Bacinger House looks like a pirate ship. The spiraling epicenter gives the impression of a mast, and the various ropes keep it all together. The quartz embedded into the rock does seem organic, but it also unmistakably locates this building to Oklahoma. Honestly, this may be tied for my favorite Goff building out all he has ever done.

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