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Taliesin west

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Taliesin west

  1. 1. -by Frank Lloyd Wright
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION • Taliesin West was architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school in the desert from 1937 until his death in 1959 at the age of 91. Today it is the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. • The complex drew its name from Wright's summer home, Taliesin, in Spring Green, Wisconsin. CASE STUDY TALIESIN WEST
  3. 3. LOCATION Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. CASE STUDY TALIESIN WEST
  4. 4. FACT FILE • Climate – dry and arid weather with a strong breeze. • Temperature : over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 6°c to 40°c and is rarely below 2°cor above 43°c. • Avg. rainfall is below 100mm. • Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 45% of those days with precipitation. • Solar power plant started in 2012 of 250 KW which reduce 50% of electricity bills to generate 500 MWH per year. • Campus Area : 251 Hectares/620 Acres • Student strength: 20 • Faculty Strength: 20 • Offers only Masters program of 2-3 years. CASE STUDY TALIESIN WEST
  5. 5. CONCEPT From the architect," 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 stag horn – or is it the other way around—are inspiration enough.” CASE STUDY TALIESIN WEST Taliesin West was built to coexist in harmony with its desert environment, using local materials such as rocks and sand in the design of the structure and substance of the desert that surrounds the entire complex by its structural diversity are combining into a single complete.
  6. 6. SITE PLAN CASE STUDY TALIESIN WEST
  7. 7. PLAN
  8. 8. ELEVATION CASE STUDY TALIESIN WEST
  9. 9. SECTIONS CASE STUDY TALIESIN WEST
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  12. 12. SPACES CABARET THEATRE WASHROOM POOLS LIVING QUARTERS KITCHEN CASE STUDY TALIESIN WEST
  13. 13. OFFICES DESIGN STUDIO G A R D E N ROOM CASE STUDY TALIESIN WEST
  14. 14. CASE STUDY TALIESIN WEST Translucent canvas to act as a roof later replaced by plastic because of the intense wear from the Arizona sun Natural light also played a major part in the design Someone sitting in the back row can hear the lightest whisper from speaker on stage. Wright designed all the furniture F E A T U R E S
  15. 15. MATERIALS Redwood timber was used for the ceiling beams and frames. Rocks , desert sand and concrete walls White tarps used to cover the roof and transformed into diffuse light source Steel and glass to make it more durable construction CASE STUDY TALIESIN WEST
  16. 16. • THUNDERSTORMS• AREA AVAILABLE FOR EXPANSION •COLD AND DRY WEATHER •VERY DIFFICULT TO PRESERVE THE ORIGINAL DESIGN •NATURAL LIGHT AND VENTILATION •MOSTLY USED LOCALLY FOUND MATERIALS •FACILITY OF APARTMENTS FOR BOTH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS STRENGTH WEAKNESS THREATOPPORTUNITY

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