Teotihuacan

Teotihuacán is one of the largest pre-Hispanic cities in Mesoamerica, I visited this archaeological site about ten years ago and I was amazed at the splendor of its architecture and the tremendous scale of its pyramids and avenues. The fact that the Teotihuacan’s built such a perfect city at such an early time and at a point…

The Daylight Bank

This is a commission I made last year for the FLLW Foundation Quarterly Magazine, it is the Valley National Bank, a small bank office that FLLW designed in Tucson, Arizona in 1957. As always, Wright’s ideas were ahead of his time by designing a bank in which it was possible to access without having to…

Pink Guggenheim

Once a work of art is finished it is difficult to imagine that at some point in history it could have been different. Reading this article, it is interesting to know that the Guggenheim was not always the bright white color with which we can observe it today, the original color used to be beige,…

Spaulding Print Room

William S. and John T. Spaulding commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright in 1916 to design a room to store and display their incredible collection of Japanese prints. Assembled over many years, it consisted of over 6000 prints, all of the absolute highest quality and rarity. It was a collection that Wright was intimately familiar with. When…

Gordon Strong Automobile Objective

Frank Lloyd Wright was an enthusiastic car user all his life, and that taste was also reflected in his architecture. One of his designs in which this passion for the cars is more evident is the Gordon Strong Automobile Objective In recent months I have been collaborating with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in the…

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…