Taliesin West – Scottsdale, Arizona
Shelter is at the very heart of what is taught at The School of Architecture at Taliesin.
一道本不卡免费高清One of the first activities Frank Lloyd Wright undertook when he created the Apprenticeship Program at Taliesin West was to design a series of triptych tent sites, intentionally plotted across the desert washes in an orientation that complemented the communal buildings then under construction. Each of the student apprentices was responsible to organically integrate into the wash and construct a foundation for their own four-sided canvas Shepherd’s tent at one of the sites. The tents consisted of a simple steel skeleton draped with light canvas, and provided about ten square feet of habitable space, which was just enough for a bed, a side table, and a chair.
Taliesin West was once a sacred site for the Hohokam; you can still find ancient petroglyphs there. When Taliesin West was first built, there were only dirt tracks between there and Phoenix; now the site sits on the edge of a metropolis with over four million inhabitants. From Taliesin West you can see the whole Valley of the Sun, a basin sixty miles across; you can also hike directly into the McDowell Mountains State Park.