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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Owatonna, Minnesota, United States en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1987 (creation); relocated 2009 (other) en_US
dc.creator Gehry, Frank Owen en_US 1987 en_US 2013-09-04T18:10:11Z 2013-09-04T18:10:11Z 1987 en_US
dc.identifier 233278 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 2651 en_US
dc.description Overall view, limestone clad bedroom to the left, 35-foot tall pyramidal-shaped living room, center (with cubical fireplace room in front), shed-roofed bedroom to the right; The Gainey Conference Center is located on 180 acres (73 ha) in Owatonna, an hour south of the main campus of UST. The Winton Guest House was moved there, 110 miles from its original location in Orono Minn., when the property was sold in order to preserve it. It was moved in 10 sections, and required some restoration in the rebuilding. Gehry was inspired by the still life paintings of Giorgio Morandi; "Morandi was drawing bottles which were essentially one-room buildings and creating villages of bottles. I liked that." He was also inspired by Philip Johnson's comment that the best buildings in history were "one room" buildings. The guest house originally sat next to the Winton House designed by Johnson. The Wintons intended the guest house for their grandchildren, so Gehry felt free to have it exude playfulness. Source: University of St. Thomas [website]; (accessed 7/14/2012) en_US
dc.format.medium dolomitic limestone; brick; birch plywood; black painted metal; aluminum; zinc en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject abstraction en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject contemporary (1960 to present) en_US
dc.subject Housing en_US
dc.subject Restoration and conservation en_US
dc.subject moving buildings en_US
dc.subject Twentieth century en_US
dc.subject Postmodern en_US
dc.title Winton Guest House en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-GF-WGH-A1 en_US
vra.culturalContext American en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype house en_US
dc.contributor.display Frank Owen Gehry (American architect, born 1929) en_US

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