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…

Origins

Where it all started When I was an architecture student, I remember seeing in an old book a black and white photograph of the Parthenon as we know it today, that is, a temple profoundly damaged by wars, plundering, and the inexorable passage of time. As I gazed at the image, I thought: If only I…