The Norman Transcript features an article on the confirmed total loss of Bruce Goff's Bavinger House. Even though the iconic work of Organic Architecture had been severely damaged, hope had remained that someday it could be restored. Now, with the site bulldozed, that hope is gone. Read more about this terrible loss here.
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Crain's reports that Louis Sullivan's iconic Carson Pirie Scott & Co. store (now called Sullivan Center with a Target store embedded in it) at 1 S. State Street in the Loop has found a buyer in New York-based Madison Capital, which confirmed that it will buy the 946,000-square-foot office and retail building in a deal that is said to total $267 million. Read more about it here.
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The Chicago Tribune reports on 80-year-old Patricia Harris's recent visit to her grandparent's home, which happens to be the Frank J. Baker House (1909) in Wilmette, IL. Harris was able to finally visit her family's home thanks to Wish of a Lifetime, a charity that grants wishes to seniors. Read more about it here.
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The next issue of the Journal of Organic Architecture + Design is now available to order!
Volume 4 : Number 1 focuses on the story of the little known but visionary Call Building project, the history of the iconic architectural model, and the grass roots-funded effort to return a faithful replica back to Taliesin.
If you thought previous issues of the Journal of Organic Architecture + Design were fantastic, then expect more of the same great stuff with this one. If you already ordered a subscription, your copy has been mailed and will arrive soon.
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According to a recent Curbed article, the reports of MoMA's closing of its architecture and design galleries was misconstrued and overblown. As stated in the Curbed article: Martino Stierli, the museum’s Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design says that assertion is "absolutely not true." Stierli says that the museum is pursuing a "both/and" strategy for the redesign, which will include both medium-dedicated galleries and comprehensive, multi-disciplinary spaces. The final design, which is still years away, is still being planned, and "the abolishing of architecture and design-designated galleries is not and has never been an issue under consideration." Read more about it here.
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Zachary M. posts info and a photo confirming that the remnants of Bruce Goff's Organic masterpiece, the Nancy and Eugene Bavinger House (built originally in 1950 in Norman, OK), have been cleared from the lot and trucked to a landfill. The total loss of this important work of American Architecture is a terrible blow. Shame on those who let it happen. Read more here.
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Curbed Chicago reports that Bruce Goff's remodel of the 1948 Myron Bachman House in Chicago, which listed in August 2014 for $599,000, has finally sold on April 8, 2016 for $408,000. Hopefully the new owner brings this unique work of MCM architecture back to its full glory. Read more here.
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Speaking of the Winslow House, Pamela Tilton of Sotheby's International Realty informs us that the house has just had its asking price adjusted to $1,375,000. Hopefully this will help a steward come forward to purchase and take care of one of America's most important architectural works. Check out the photos and the listing information here.
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Now in the Features section: A special lead-up to its return to the Wright Plus Housewalk after almost four decades, a look at an exciting restoration project at Frank Lloyd Wright's first independent commission, the William H. Winslow House. Read it here.
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