If you live in a building older than a few decades, you’ve probably daydreamed about what the world was like when it was built—or who designed it. Every once and a while, the “who” turns out to be pretty interesting.
A lighthearted 1950s gameshow is the last place most of us would look for Frank Lloyd Wright, America's most well-known—only known?—architect. But in 1956, Wright appeared on the game show What's My Line?, where he endured the indignity of being questioned by a bunch of randos with aplomb.
In 1927, acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed a gas station for Buffalo, New York, envisioning a gleaming center of commerce and social interaction for the bustling industrial city. Almost 90 years later, the structure has finally been completed—in the lobby of an automobile museum.
Frank Lloyd Wright was arrogant, stubborn, and brilliant. But above all, he was a shrewd businessman who understood the importance of spectacle in keeping his business afloat. Wright put on many shows over the course of his lifetime, but arguably no performance was greater than his utopian plan to create the perfect…
An upcoming exhibition in Los Angeles focuses on the projects that were designed and proposed but never actually came to pass — including a robust public transit system, greenbelts, a Santa Monica Causeway... and a Tower of Civilization. It's a fascinating look at paths not taken in urban development.
Lego has revealed the first addition to its Architecture series for 2013, and once again the company is paying tribute to a master of the craft—Frank Lloyd Wright—with Tokyo's Imperial Hotel.
Frank Lloyd Wright's reputation for being a bit of an egotistical prick is well-documented and well-deserved. But that doesn't mean he was all bad—the man had his soft spots. Like the time he designed a dog house for a 12-year-old admirer.
Like everyone else in the planet, I'm reading Steve Jobs' biography. Finding the origin of his character and taste is truly fascinating. Like the influence of his very first home on his perception of what design for the masses should be.
The Robie House is at the pinnacle of American architecture. One of the first houses to be turned into a national landmark, Lego has released a replica kit of Frank Lloyd Wright's 101-year-old masterpiece.
I love Lego's Frank Lloyd Wright Collection has a mini model of the Guggenheim Museum in NYC, but I'm more in love with the model of the Fallingwater house built over a waterfall.