Bart Prince, The Model Architect

Bart Prince

I came across this great video on Dwell’s website about architect Bart Prince. Bart worked under Bruce Goff before setting up his own practice in New Mexico. In this brief video, Bart talks about growing up in Albuquerque and hating all the fake adobe there; he explains his persistent interest in models and highlights one of his recent projects, the Snake House. As you can see in the photo above (by Robert Reck) the Snake House is a series of rooms connected by a twisting circulation spine. Fun fact: Architects design less than 30 percent of the new homes built in the United States each year, and even in the realm of unique homes, Prince’s designs are unique.


March 3, 2011