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Bruce Goff’s Bavinger House Demolished with Little Warning

Bruce Goff’s Bavinger House Demolished with Little Warning

The Bavinger House, by famous US architect Bruce Goff, has been demolished, leaving no trace of its prior existence but an empty clearing amid Blackjack trees, reports Hyperallergic.

The Bavinger House is considered by many to be the crowning achievement of Bruce Goff, an esteemed architect who was once referred to by his mentor Frank Lloyd Wright as one of the few creative American architects. Its spiraling form and integration with the landscape was one of the first instances of modernist bio-mimicry.

Originally built along with students at Oklahoma University, the house was damaged by a storm in 2011, after which its status remained a mystery due to its remote, private location and an unknown individual threatening reporters with gunshots.

See the full story on Hyperallergic here, and see our past coverage of the historic Bavinger House below.

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Cite: Eric Oh. "Bruce Goff’s Bavinger House Demolished with Little Warning" 29 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/788189/bruce-goffs-bavinger-house-demolished-with-little-warning> ISSN 0719-8884
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