Taliesin West Case Study

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Taliesin West was constructed in 1937 in a desert location in Arizona. It was the home for Wright until his death in 1959. Its design was a direct response to its dry landscape. Wright felt strongly about the atmosphere of the desert. He said: “Arizona needs its own architecture… Arizona’s long, low, sweeping lines, uptilting planes. Surface patterned after such abstraction in line and color as find 'realism' in the patterns of the rattlesnake, the Gila monster, the chameleon, and the saguaro, cholla or staghorn – or is it the other way around—are inspiration enough” (archdaily) Its function was for a place of residence, business and education. Similar to Fallingwater, materials for its construction were sourced locally resembling the harmonious
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