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Taliesin West

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in Phoenix, United States.

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This 600-acre winter residence of Frank Lloyd Wright and his school of architecture is set in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, in the Sonoran Desert. Wright designed this organic structure with his students, ‘organic’ meaning that all the building materials were native to the surrounding area, collected, amassed and built into this complex by Wright and his students. The mild winter means that he could cleverly ventilate and light the buildings through a redwood and canvas tent-like roof. Many of his later works were designed here, including the Guggenheim and Arizona State University.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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