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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:58 AM
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by Eric last modified Dec 22, 2011

When news of the destruction of the Bruce Goff-designed Bavinger House in Norman, OK surfaced, it was surrounded by rumor, confusion and conflicting reports. With the help of several people closely associated with Goff's work and interested in its preservation,we've been doing our best to keep readers informed of the latest news concerning this iconic work of Organic Architecture. Recently, some new info came to light that adds to this saga. Learn more after the...




 

 

2011-BavingerHs demo aerial photosWhen news of the destruction of the Bruce Goff-designed Bavinger House in Norman, OK surfaced, it was surrounded by rumor, confusion and conflicting reports. With the help of several people closely associated with Goff's work and interested in its preservation,we've been doing our best to keep readers informed of the latest news concerning this iconic work of Organic Architecture. Recently, some new info came to light that adds to this saga. Learn more after the jump...

Yesterday evening, I received an email update from the Friends of Kebyar and Zachary M., who sent photos of the Bavinger House from May-June 2011 as compared to December 21, 2011. As you can see from the images, there is severe damage to the structure, but major portions of it still appear to be intact and standing.

2011-BavingerHs demo photos2

Zachary writes that "a major portion of the stone center seems to be missing. Too much overgrowth and clutter to see if any debris was in the grass." he continues by saying, "I saw the house yesterday, there was no evidence of the footbridge (the lighting was poor and bamboo was still overgrown, so please take that with some hope)."

This contradicts previous reports that the house had been completely destroyed. Does this mean that there might still be hope to restore this important work of architecture? With the home's difficult owners still in the picture, that remains to be seen. Read more about this sad situation here.

Images via Zachary M.



 

 

 
 
 

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