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1935, Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Happy 150 Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright.

Frank Lloyd Wright, born on June 8, 1867 in Spring Green, Wisconsin, a small town about 90 miles southeast of La Crosse, is widely considered... more

1936 Johnson Wax, Racine WI

1956, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

 


Why his Los Angeles houses deserve a closer look

Hollyhock House, Los Angeles

In January 1923, Frank Lloyd Wright rented an office at 8228 Fountain Ave. in what is now West Hollywood. He had finished one house in Los Angeles, for the eccentric oil heiress Aline Barnsdall. He would soon be working on four more, along with an ambitious project called Doheny Ranch, a subdivision of 25 houses in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Los Angeles was booming; the city’s population, 577,000 in 1920, would surpass 1.2 million by the end of the decade. At 55, Wright — a man whose life and career had been intimately bound up with the American Midwest, and Chicago in particular — was... more

1927, Hollyhock House, Los Angeles

 


The Life of Frank Lloyd Wright

“The making of a good building, the harmonious building, one adapted to its purposes and to life, [is] a blessing to life and a gracious element added to life, is a great moral performance.” Over the course of his 70-year career, Wright became one of the most prolific, unorthodox and controversial masters of 20th-century architecture, creating no less than twelve... more


 

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2017 AIA Housing Awards

Blue Lake Retreat, Marble Falls, Texas
Lake|Flato Architects

The 2017 Housing Awards emphasize the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource. This year, 14 projects across four categories were recognized by AIA Housing Knowledge Community. The categories are (1) One- and Two-Family Custom Residences; (2) One- and Two-Family Production Homes; (3) Multifamily Housing; and... more

 

World Landscape Architecture Awards

Chicago Riverwalk
Sasaki and Ross Barney Architects

The goal of embracing the river as a recreational amenity seemed impossible years ago given the river’s high levels of pollution. But today that vision is becoming a reality. Recent improvements in river water quality and the increased intensity of public recreational use signal growing life along the river, demanding new connections to the water’s edge. more

 

National Building Museum, DC presents…

Celebrating the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, Wright on the Walls transforms a gallery into an interactive, large-scale “coloring book” inspired by the architect’s work. Opening in conjunction with the Museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright Day, the exhibit... more

 

Featured Design School
Taliesin West
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

Taliesin West Drafting Studio

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture builds architects of the future by offering comprehensive study towards a professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree. The program is designed for students who thrive in a multifaceted environment focusing on rigorous design... more


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