A video for Friday. This film was made shortly before Bruce Goff’s passing in August of 1982. It is very interesting to hear Goff describe his work in his own voice. The 1958 Gutman House in Gulfport (no longer standing) and the 1960 Gryder House in Ocean Springs make brief appearances during a slide show given by Goff along with a few comments. Images of the Gryder house show the house before the Goff-designed carport was added (c.1963). The images of the rear also show that the swimming pool and surrounding deck were yet to be added.
The title of the film comes from the 1948 Goff-designed Ford Residence in Aurora, Ill. Mrs. Ford having grown weary of people telling her they didn’t like the design of her home, included on the project sign “We Don’t Like Your House Either – The Fords”
It’s probably my favorite project sign ever.
I’ve set the film to begin at the part that includes the few moments regarding the Gryder and Gutman houses, but if you have the time the whole film is worth watching, even if it’s just to see the house that uses indoor-outdoor carpeting for roofing material.
We Don’t Like Your House Either; The Architecture of Bruce Goff
A BBC TV Production in association with the Shin’enkan Foundation. c.1983/1984