CaesarStone, the original quartz surface manufacture, was chosen to be part of the much talked about Taliesen Mod Fab™ structure. Blizzard, one of the company’s most popular colors, was installed as the kitchen countertop of the project.
The home, which is engineered to be transportable via roadway, is an example of elegant and sustainable living in the desert. The one-bedroom, 600-square-foot prototype residence can be connected to utilities or rely on things such as rainwater harvesting, natural ventilation or solar orientation to reduce energy and water use.
Taliesen Mod Fab™ was designed and built by graduate and undergraduate students at the school. Michael P. Johnson was one the faculty members guiding the project. The architect began his practice in Arizona in 1977. Johnson was a professor at the school from 1990 – 1997.
“I choose CaesarStone for all of my projects,” said Johnson. I like solid colors without variation as well as the size the slabs of material come in.”
Wright formally initiated the School of Architecture in 1932, when 23 apprentices came to live and learn at Taliesen. He purchased land in Scottsdale and, in 1937 began construction of a new kind of desert architecture at Taliesen West. After Wright’s death an architectural firm was incorporated to continue the practice and to mentor the apprentices.
The structure can be visited on the student-led Taliesin West Desert Shelter Tour, Saturdays at 1:30 until April 25, 2009.
CaesarStone is the original quartz surface manufacturer. The company is headquartered in Southern California with offices in Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; Miami, FL; New York, NY and Atlanta, GA. CaesarStone produces premium quartz surfaces, complementing any design application, from traditional to contemporary, for both home and commercial applications. CaesarStone products are available through kitchen and bath retailers, fabricators, architects, designers, builders and distributors nationwide. Offering a lifetime warranty as of February 15, 2008; their products are nonporous, stain, scratch and heat resistant.
CaesarStone has earned the respected Good Housekeeping Seal from Good Housekeeping Research Institute in addition to ISO 14001 (environmental management system), ISO 9002 (quality management standard), GREENGUARD certification, a member of USGBC (The U.S. Green Building Council) and NSF (public health and safety) certification.