Movie offers virtual tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has released a movie online that tours a digital recreation of the architect’s Taliesin West in Arizona, allowing architecture enthusiasts to explore the desert complex remotely. The organisation teamed up with surveying company Leica Geosystems to create the short virtual film of Taliesin West – the desert retreat that Wright

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Bulldozer demolishes Frank Lloyd Wright medical centre in Montana

Despite major efforts from preservation groups, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Lockridge Medical Clinic in Whitefish, Montana, has become the architect’s first in-tact building to be destroyed in over 40 years. The Lockridge Medical Clinic was bulldozed overnight on 10 January 2018, after nearly a year of campaigning from the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy (FLWBC) and

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s lesser-known designs are captured in new images

Architecture photographer Andrew Peilage has documented 50 buildings by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, including less famous projects like a church topped with a blue-domed roof, a long red barn and a wooden windmill. As a long-time fan of the modernist architect, Phoenix-based Peilage took the images as part of an endeavour to document all

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Competition: win a book exploring Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture through the art of kirigami

Dezeen has teamed up with Laurence King Publishing to give away five copies of Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models – a book presenting 14 kirigami designs based on some of the architect’s most popular buildings. London-based Laurence King produced the new book with kirigami paper artist and Wright enthusiast Marc Hagan-Guirey – aka Paper Dandy.

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Frank Lloyd Wright-designed private island asks $14.9 million

A private island located 47 miles north of New York City and complete with a home 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 western

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

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”

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

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

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

We’re continuing our look back at Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important projects, in celebration the anniversary of the American architect’s 150th 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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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10 events celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright would have turned 150 on 8 June 2017. A series of exhibitions and open houses are taking place to mark the occasion, and we’ve chosen a selection of the best. Born in 1867 in Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright is considered to be one of the 20th century’s most important architects, and his

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s lost buildings could be brought back to life

The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative plans to resurrect the architect’s demolished or unbuilt projects, starting with a pavilion in Banff, Canada. The organisation wants to celebrate the lost work of the renowned American architect by using his drawings to construct the buildings anew, and raising the funds to do so. The Frank Lloyd Wright

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson creates cabins for Fallingwater site in rural Pennsylvania

American firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has built a series of dwellings for summer residents studying at Fallingwater, the famed 1930s home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The cabins are located on a historic farm, called High Meadow, that sits adjacent to the Fallingwater residence in Mill Run, Pennsylvania. The farm serves as the home base for

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s unbuilt Trinity Chapel is realised in images by David Romero

An unbuilt chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been realised in these colour visualisations by architect David Romero, featuring red walkways, a green shingle spire and stained-glass windows. The images of Trinity Chapel form part of Romero’s Hooked on the Past series that visualise the buildings of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, including the demolished Larkin Administration Building

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David Romero recreates Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in colour visualisations

Architect David Romero has created colour visualisations of a pair of now-demolished Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, previously only seen in black-and-white photographs. Romero’s Hooked on the Past images visualise the interiors and exteriors of Frank Lloyd Wright’s demolished Larkin Administration Building and ruined Rose Pauson House, as well as their detailing and furniture. The Spanish architect chose to

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Competition: win a book illustrating the life of Frank Lloyd Wright

Dezeen has teamed up with Laurence King Publishing to give away five copies of This is Frank Lloyd Wright, an illustrated biography of one of the world’s most iconic architects. Recently named as one of the top 10 architecture books of 2016, This is Frank Lloyd Wright by Ian Volner features 50 illustrations and stories about the life

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TKWA restores 1940s Frank Lloyd Wright home in Wisconsin

Milwaukee firm The Kubala Washatko Architects has renovated a Frank Lloyd Wright house near the city, adding a pool house that was informed by the home’s original site plan (+ slideshow). The Adelman House is located in Fox Point, a Milwaukee suburb that is bordered by Lake Michigan. It is situated on a partially wooded lot More

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MoMA to stage major Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition in 2017

New York’s Museum of Modern Art has announced a major exhibition of work by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright to coincide with what would have been his 150th birthday. Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive will open next summer and comprise approximately 450 works created over his 60-year career. Wright is considered More

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Frank Lloyd Wright interview from the 1950s revived in animated movie

Brooklyn creative agency Quoted Studios has produced an animated video using audio excerpts from an interview with legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, recorded two years before his death (+ movie). The conversation with Wright aired in September 1957 on the American television program, The Mike Wallace Interview. The architect was 90 years old at the time and More

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The 10 projects that sum up Chicago’s architectural history

Feature: With the first Chicago Architecture Biennial kicking off later this week, Dezeen picks 10 of the projects – past and present – that have helped shape the city that gave birth to contemporary high-rise architecture. New York might be North America’s architecture and design capital, but Chicago is where all of the good ideas originally emerged. […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright buildings nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List

News: America has nominated 10 buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright for international listed status – including the influential architect’s Guggenheim Museum in New York and his only free-standing skyscraper (+ slideshow). The nomination is the United State’s first attempt to add examples of its modern architecture to the list of the world’s most important structures, managed by […]
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Aaron Betsky named dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

News: critic and curator Aaron Betsky has been appointed head of the design school founded by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Betsky, formerly director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, was appointed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation – responsible for funding the school, as well as the maintenance of Lloyd Wright’s archive and the Taliesin […]
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