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Frank Lloyd Wright


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Title: Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Organic Architecture

Beautiful buildings are more than scientificthey
are true organisms, spiritually conceived works
of art using the best technology - FLW
  • I dont think its unfair to say that there is no
    American architect who has ever lived who has
    done as much to touch the world, who has done as
    much to realize his vision of what a perfect
    architecture might be than Frank Lloyd
    Wright.William Cronon, Historian

What is Organic Architecture?
  • Respect for the properties of the materialsyou
    dont twist steel into a flower
  • Respect for the harmonious relationship between
    the form/design and the function of the building
    (for example, Wright rejected the idea of making
    a bank look like a Greek temple).
  • Attempt to integrate the spaces into a coherent
    whole a marriage between the site and the
    structure and a union between the context and the

Honeycomb House (1936)
Palo Alto,California
  • This Usonian house built for Paul R. Hanna is
    planned on a hexagonal grid system with most
    walls meeting at 120-degree angles. Many interior
    walls are wood and can be easily assembled or
    disassembled for reconfiguration of living space.

Cultural Influences
  • Arts and Crafts movement commitment to crafting
    all objects in such a way as to render them
  • Japan culture in which every human action and
    every human object were integrated so as to make
    of an entire civilization a work of art.

Taliesen West, Arizona
It is considered his "most dramatic assimilation
of a building into a natural environment."
  • "For the designing of our buildings, certain
    forms already abounded... tremendous drifts and
    heaps of sun-burned desert rocks were nearby to
    be used. ... We devised a light canvas covered
    redwood framework resting upon this massive stone
    masonry that belonged to the mountain slopes all
    around. On a fair day, when these white tops and
    side flaps were flung open, the desert air and
    the birds flew clear through." Frank Lloyd Wright

Technology and Geometry
  • New Technologies new materials
  • Creativity
  • Larkin House Air conditioning, plate glass
    windows, integral desk furniture.
  • I was a real Leonardo da Vinci when I built that
    building, everything in it was my invention.
  • Geometry is the key to beauty
  • Consistency

Form and Function are One
  • NOT form follows function

Guggenheim Museum (1956),New York
Of the museum's interior Wright said, "We are not
building a cellular composition of compartments,
but one where all is one great space on a
continuous floor... no meeting of the eye with
angular or abrupt changes of form..." It has been
called one of the great architectural spaces of
the 20th century.
Frank Lloyd Wrights VisionPlayfulness and
  • According to John Wright, his fathers talent was
    to build a romance about you, who will live in
    itand you get the House of Houses, in which
    everyone lives a better life because of it. It
    may have a crack, a leak, or both, but you
    wouldnt trade it for one that didnt.
  • This would be true, John said, even if Wright
    were building you a chicken coop. He weaves a
    romance around the gullibility of the chicken and
    the chicanery of the human beingand you get the
    Coup of Coops in which every chicken lives a
    better life on its own plot of ground. You may
    crack your head or bump your shins on some
    projecting romanticism, but life will seem
    richer, the air clearer, the sunshine brighter.
    The shadows a lighter violet. You will gather the
    eggs with a dance in your feet and a song in your
    heart, for your coop will be a work of art, not
    the cold logical form chasing the cold logical

Art and Architecture
  • Wright considered architecture to be the master
    art form. The art form that subordinated all
    other art forms because contained within it were
    the visual arts, the plastic arts, sculpture .
    It would make the people different who inhabited
    that space.
  • - William Cronon, Historian

S. C. Johnson Administration Building (1936),
Racine, Wisconsin