Thursday, September 10, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright

This post of mine brings out zero creativity in me; as this time the admiration count for an architect is outweighing my desire to write something new. Every minute description is a copy paste from somewhere on the net.

After finishing Fountainhead i wanted to visualize some great architecture in real; something different from what i had seen in India and Europe.

So with this post, i wish to put some well designed masterpieces built with an American mindset on this webpage of mine.

That's it; nothing less nothing more.And for this post, i choose buildings designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.To know more about him, visit him on encylopedia at:

1. Walter Gale House (S.020), Oak Park. Illinois, 1893:
One of a few houses for clients named Gale, this one is one of the "bootleg" designs. They have come to be called the Bootleg Houses as they were designed in 1892 by Wright while he was still working at the firm of Adler & Sullivan, who forbade him to take outside commissions, hence their "bootleg" appelation.

2. Unity Chapel:

Unity Chapel, Spring Green, Wisconsin, 1886. (at Taliesin)This shingle-style church building was designed by the J. Lyman Silsbee firm, and is now considered to be pretty much entirely the work of Mr. Wright, who was with the firm at this time. Mr. Wright was buried in the churchyard from 1959 to 1985. This is Frank Lloyd Wright's first built design.

3. Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona:

Taliesin West sits within a pristine Sonoran desert landscape at the foot of the McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale. Surrounded by suburban development, Taliesin West remains one of the few estates in the Phoenix metropolitan area which has been able to preserve desert mountain and open space for the benefit of its undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, K-12 students, scholars and visitors.

4." S.C. Johnson Research Tower":

The design of the Research Tower consists of fourteen levels, seven of which are square plans with a circular mezzanine above. The central structural and circulation core accommodates the elevator and stairway channels as well as necessary ventilation and services. From the central core, the floor slabs are cantilevered out like branches of a tree. The entire outside surface is sheathed in glass tubes like the adjacent Administration Building to admit light without a view. The single reinforced concrete foundation for the central core is called the "tap root" and was based on an idea originally proposed in 1929.

5. "Falling Water":

Fallingwater is the name of a very special house that is built over a waterfall. He designed the house for his clients, the Kaufmann family. Fallingwater was built between 1936 and 1939. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark.

1 comment:

indra said...

To appreciate the worth is a creative thing. You are a creative person, your blogs say so.

Good job done dudette!