Virtual Reality

Happy birthday Mr Wright! Marking the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth on June 8, 1867, public sites across the United States are celebrating Wright’s 150th birthday in a variety of creative ways, from dinners and concerts to late-night tours and special lectures, and a a major exhibition will take place in September at MOMA. 360…

E.A. Smith house in Oakland by Frank Lloyd Wright

This beautiful design for E.A. Smith unfortunately never came to be built.  As explained in Frank Lloyd Wright: The complete Works: The house for E.A. Smith, intended to be built in the northern pine forest of California, is a development of the fir-tree type cabin done for the Lake Tahoe Summer Colony in 1922. For…

Pauson house panoramas

I love panoramic images. I think they are very poetic and if there is a work that existed to be admired in this format, this work is the Pauson house. Panoramic images are especially appropriate when it comes to capturing the immensity of a natural landscape and the Arizona desert is no exception, with its rocky…

Trinity chapel in Norman by Frank Lloyd Wright

I fell in love with this chapel years ago because of its suggestive design.  It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the University of Oklahoma in Norman but it was never built. The design starts from a misunderstanding between Wright and his client, a car dealer named Fred Jones, since he wanted an extension…

Larkin Vertical

The two drawings which appear at the beginning of this post where produced by Frank Lloyd Wright. They are separated several years in time and drawn in very different styles, but what catches my attention is the 1×3 format in which they are framed, used to emphasize the strong vertical proportions of the building design. Taking these two…

The Pauson house finished

After a period of review helped by connoisseurs and admirers of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work, especially at www.savewright.org, I can show this project in its finished version. As with the Larkin building, it has been many months of work but I think the result has been worth it. In the future I will return to…

Larkin administration building finished

After weeks of work during which I have had to remake all the images, I call this images finished. It is possible now to contemplate this recreation of the Larkin Administration Building here, which would not have been possible without the invaluable help of many people at SaveWright.org who have altruistically contributed to improve the accuracy of the result…

Rose and Gertrude Pauson house. Part I

Rose and Gertrude Pauson house The Pauson House was a little gem within the extensive work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Designed in the 40’s is considered a masterpiece but after a tragic fire this building disappeared after only one year of existence. Fortunately we have a great photographic report from Pedro E. Guerrero, but they are…

Larkin administration building by Frank Lloyd Wright – Part 1

The building A masterpiece by a very young Frank Lloyd Wright, so revolutionary that the critics needed some time to understand the impact implied by his proposal, today the Larkin Administration Building rightly occupies a place of honor in the history of modern architecture for its technical, aesthetic, and social advances. While some of its…