Frank Lloyd Wright-designed private island asks $14.9 million

August 15, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

A private island located 47 miles north of New York City and complete with a home conceived by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is currently on the market. Yours for $14.92 million (£11.6 million), the heart-shaped Petra Island sits in the middle of Lake Mahopac – just 15 minutes from Manhattan by helicopter. On its

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Student builds pavilion on campus of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture school

June 19, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture student Jaime Inostroza has built a tiny pavilion on the campus of the School of Architecture at Taliesin, offering occupants framed views of the Arizona desert. Inostroza recently graduated from the architecture school – previously called the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture – which is based at a house designed by the prolific American architect in Scottsdale. Inostroza was one of

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“Frank Lloyd Wright remains America’s greatest architect”

June 15, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

Rounding off our celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, Aaron Betsky dissects the American architect’s array of buildings to prove why his body of work remains unmatched in the USA. There are few experiences in architecture more rewarding than visiting a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. What exactly makes them so good? The

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Frank Lloyd Wright merged eastern and western architecture at Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel

June 15, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Our Frank Lloyd Wright 150th anniversary series ends with the American architect’s best-known building in Asia, the now-demolished Imperial Hotel, where he combined his western design principles and a fascination with Japan. After travelling to Japan in 1905, Wright developed a keen interest in Japanese art and architecture. He was therefore keen to win the bid to

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Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Johnson Wax offices as a forest open to the sky

June 14, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Mushroom-shaped columns, pyrex skylights and earthy coloured furnishings feature in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Johnson Wax Headquarters, which is next in our series of the architect’s most important projects, celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth last week. The Johnson Wax Headquarters – also known as the Johnson Wax Administration Building – was completed in between 1936 an 1939

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple was the “first expression” of modern architecture

June 12, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

We’re continuing our look back at Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important projects, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth last week. Next is Unity Temple, the Prairie-style concrete church that he considered to be his first contribution to modern architecture. Wright designed Unity Temple in 1905 for the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Oak Park Unity Church, which

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Frank Lloyd Wright subverted typical art-gallery layouts with spiral Guggenheim museum

June 9, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Our week of celebrating the 150th anniversary of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth by examining his most important projects ends with the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York, which he designed as a spiral ramp for viewing avant-garde artwork. The Solomon R Guggenheim, commonly referred to as the Guggenheim, is one of Wright’s most iconic

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Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix donated to Taliesin architecture school

June 9, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

A house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his son has become part of the architecture school founded by the American architect 85 years ago. The David and Gladys Wright House was built in the Arcadia neighbourhood of Phoenix, Arizona, in 1952. The building has now been donated to the School of Architecture at Taliesin – ending years of speculation

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Frank Lloyd Wright designed Taliesin West as a desert retreat for himself and his students

June 8, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Today is the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth, and we’ve been marking the occasion all week by looking back at his most important projects. Next up is the American architect’s desert home and studio in Arizona, which serves as a campus for the architecture school he founded. Completed in 1937, Taliesin West was built to accompany Wright’s home and studio Taliesin,

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Competition: win two books that celebrate the career of Frank Lloyd Wright

June 8, 2017 Natasha Levy 0

Dezeen is giving three readers the chance to win a pair of books that celebrate the 150th anniversary of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Today marks 150 years since the American architect was born, and to honour the occasion publishers Lund Humphries have reissued a new edition of Wright’s 1939 book, An Organic Architecture: The

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Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive opens at New York’s MoMA

June 8, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

A major retrospective exhibition examining the drawings and models of legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright has opened today, coinciding with what would have been his 150th birthday. Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive presents almost 400 objects from the architect’s vast collection of materials, which was jointly acquired by MoMA and the

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Frank Lloyd Wright seamlessly integrates architecture into nature at Fallingwater

June 7, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Continuing our celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday this week, we’re delving into the history of Fallingwater, the admired holiday home that the architect built on a waterfall and was named the “best all-time work of American architecture”. Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fallingwater in 1935 for his friend Edgar Kaufmann. The client asked for a holiday home

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Lego launches Guggenheim Museum kit to mark Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday

June 7, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

To coincide with the 150th anniversary of the birth of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Lego has made a new addition to its architectural model series: the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. The late American architect, who was born 8 June 1867, completed the New York art museum in 1959. With its unusual spiralling galleries, it went on

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is an early example of Mayan Revival architecture

June 6, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

In celebration of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday this week, we’re looking back at five of his most pioneering projects. Next up is the Hollyhock House, which was influenced by the style of seventh-century Mayan temples. Located in the East Hollywood neighbourhood of Los Angeles, Hollyhock House was completed between 1919 and 1921. As Wright’s first house

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House was his most “consummate expression” of Prairie style

June 5, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

This week marks the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth and to celebrate we’re looking back at five of the American architect’s most pioneering projects. First up is Robie House, now recognised as a symbol of the Prairie style. Frank Lloyd Wright completed Robie House in Chicago in 1910, seventeen years after establishing his practice and towards

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May 1, 2017 deco 0

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