The Most Famous Architect You’ve Never Heard Of

  Bruce Alonzo Goff (born 1904, died 1982) never studied directly with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin. East or West – Wright's architecture school was largely developed in Scottsdale, Arizona (where until recently it was still headquartered.) Unlike John Lautner, who completed his degree at Taliesin under Wright's direct supervision. But the teen-aged Goff apprenticed to a leading Tulsa...

Lucien Hubbard’s Desert Hot Springs Motel, 1947

From his years at Wright's Taliesin West, Lautner understood the desert, and living on the desert. With this intimate knowledge, he designed the Desert Hot Springs Motel. Each of the 4 units became a walled fortress against the elements: heat, cold, wind, sand... and encroaching suburbia. Even as a fortress, light floods in as the unit space flows out to the private walled patios. Each unit is equipped...

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