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Frank Lloyd Wright

Americas There are many architectural works in, Japan has left some work also. Together with Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, he is called the "three great masters of modern architecture" (sometimes regarded as the four great masters with Walter Gropius). He was also the godfather of " carports " and installed carports in Eusonian homes in the 1930s, calling them carports for the first time. However, it was Walter Burley Griffin , who worked for Wright's architectural firm, who built the world's first carport home.





[Wright's house and office]

A home built by a young Wright who worked at the office of Louis Sullivan. Many masterpieces were born from this house, which later doubled as an office.

[Windslow House]

Built in the grasslands near Chicago near Wright's home, it features a simple silhouette with a deep, gentle hipped roof and a beautifully symmetric facade that stretches horizontally. A terracotta freeze (relief sculpture) is applied on the outer wall of Roman brick, which is piled up from a base stone that looks like a footing directly on the ground, with a white frame in between.

[Larkin Building]

Romero, who completed the Poson House, next set out in Larkinville, Buffalo, New York. The building was designed by Wright in 1903 and demolished about 50 years later. Larkin started out as a soap manufacturer, but as its business expanded, it needed a new headquarters building. Wright proposed a bold-scale, five-story red sandstone building with groundbreaking elements at the time, such as a comfortable working environment and ease of maintenance.
"When I started working on Larkin Building, I didn't have a color photo of the building.

[ Lobby House ]

Playy style


[ Unity Temple ]

A home built by a young Wright who worked at the office of Louis Sullivan. Many masterpieces were born from this house, which later doubled as an office.

PDF Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

[Midway Garden]

Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright , he collaborated with sculptors Richard Bock and Alfonso Iannelli on the famous "Sprite" sculpture that decorates the facility. Midway Gardens was designed as a European-style concert garden with space for dining, drinking and performance all year round, hosting notable performers and entertainers, but financially struggling, 10 1929. The structure was demolished on the moon. The modernist architecture of the garden was based on a strict geometric form.

Midway Garden


"Taliasen" refers to a design workshop designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and built with his disciples and a group of buildings for communal living. Unlike the design offices that we usually imagine, Wright's office is operated in the form of a kind of architectural school called "Taliesin Fellowship ", and since 1932, while living a self-sufficient communal life, architectural education I have practiced. Construction began in Spring Green, Wisconsin in 2011 (sometimes called Taliesin East ), and Arizona began in 1937 as a "winter house" to escape the harsh cold of Wisconsin. There are two bases of Taliesin West built in the desert. Since the completion of Taliesin West , Wright and his colleagues have formed a caravan twice a year, repeating major movements between Wisconsin and Arizona. The construction of Taliesin itself and the annual renovations were done by the Taliesin Fellowship , who also served as a venue for experiments and presentations. Even after Wright's death, the communal life in Taliesin continues under the Wright Foundation, which inherited Wright's will, and architectural students from all over the world are learning about Wright's "organic architecture." It is a grassland residential-style building with trees and buildings surrounding the round lawn at the top of the hill . Taliesin West began construction in 1937 near Scottsdale, Arizona, as a winter home for Wright and his disciples. Built in the desert, it retains the characteristics of stone, concrete and wood. Both locations continued to be expanded and renovated until Wright's death. In addition, all of them are registered as World Heritage Cultural Heritage along with the works of six lights in the United States in 2019.

[Barnsdall House]

A mansion built in 1918 as a social gathering place for the millionaire Mrs. Burnsdor, an art lover. Mrs. Planted her favorite olive tree on a vast land and asked for this mansion on top of an olive forest. The target form makes you feel powerful, the first floor is concrete and the second floor is wooden.

[Old Hayashi Aisaku House]

Aisaku Hayashi, the first Japanese manager at the Imperial Hotel, called in an old acquaintance from the United States and asked him to design a new hotel building. Due to Wright's commitment, the construction period was delayed and the construction cost greatly exceeded the planned amount, but it was Hayashi who continued to protect. However, when Hayashi retired after taking responsibility for the hotel misfire that caused the victims to the guests, Wright also lost an important understanding and was forced to leave Japan without seeing the completion of the new hotel building.
Since it is the home of Aisaku Hayashi, who was the greatest understanding of Wright in Japan, Wright seems to have put a lot of effort into its design. Of the four Wright works in Japan, he completed during his stay in Japan, Aisaku Hayashi's residence is now a Dentsu welfare facility and is usually closed to the public.

[ Imperial Hotel ]

A home built by a young Wright who worked at the office of Louis Sullivan. Many masterpieces were born from this house, which later doubled as an office.

Imperial Hotel

[ Millard House ]

It was built in Pasadena , California, as the residence of Alice Millard, the widow of a rare book dealer, George Millard, who was an antique import furniture dealer. This new house of Pasadena, one of the early works of Yusonian House that light was proposed, he has built in method using concrete blocks called textile blocks that were devised (textile block). At the beginning of the construction, it was ridiculed as to who would want to spend a lot of money to live in a concrete house, but the evaluation has risen dramatically since the 1970s. There are four textile block construction houses by Wright around Los Angeles , including the Millard House , but all of them are now designated as National Register of Historic Places as one of Wright's important works.

Wright was experimenting with reinforced concrete at the Barnsdall House (1917) and the Imperial Hotel (1923) and offered to use textile blocks as an evolution. Also, like the later Fallingwater , he proposed a rugged design that incorporates the waterfront and recommended Alice to replace the land. Alice, who had begun importing antique furniture, agreed to everything on the condition that she used her favorite decorative fireplaces, wooden doors and Delft tiles. It features a design that is in harmony with the nature unique to lights, such as a floor structure that makes the best use of the terrain with height differences and large open windows that can be opened directly from the room to the garden. In 1926, a small studio was built on the premises as a study and guest room.

Millard House

[Old mountain邑邸]

Yodokō Guest House is, Hyogo Prefecture Ashiya City in the, isatoic Nada sake brewery-of Sakura Masamune eight-generation family head of the mountain邑太Saemon American architect as the villa of Frank Lloyd Wright  It is a private house (Yamamura residence) designed by. National important cultural property . Since Wright returned to the United States in 1922, the actual construction was done by Arata Endo and Nanshin, who were also involved in the construction of the Imperial Hotel Wright under Wright.

Wright is the only residential building designed in Japan that still exists in almost perfect form, and because of its high value, it was the first building since the Taisho era in 1974 , and the first reinforced concrete building to be designated as a national important cultural property. Designated as a property.  Since 1989, it has been open to the public as the Yodogawa Steel Works Guest House (Yodoko Guest House).

Wright's building layout is exquisite with respect to the site, but you can feel it even in this former Yamamura family house. Since the Ashiya River is built in a staircase pattern on a steep hill just before it goes straight toward the sea, you can still see Osaka Bay through the Ashiya River even today when the buildings are densely packed. The approach that leads to the entrance while looking at the entire building, the maze-like flowing plan , and the detailed entry and exit of the indoor and outdoor spaces are fully reflected in the architectural methods that are often used by lights. In addition, Oya stone from Tochigi prefecture is used extensively for the interior and exterior, and fine decorations are applied everywhere. It is sometimes pointed out that there is a lack of consideration for the weather in Japan (heavy rain and humidity), but it cannot be said that Wright's architecture is very compatible with the weather conditions even in the home country.

[ Free School Tomorrow Hall ]

Jiyu Gakuen Tomorrow Hall was built in 1921 (Taisho 10) as a school building of Jiyu Gakuen, which was founded by Yoshikazu Hani and his wife Motoko. It was Arata Endo who recommended Wright to Mr. and Mrs. Hanito for the construction of the building tomorrow. Endo, who was working as an assistant to Wright who was visiting Japan to design the Imperial Hotel, brought his friends, Mr. and Mrs. Hanito, to Wright. Resonating with the educational philosophy of the couple, Wright designed Jiyu Gakuen based on the rare desire of the couple to "fill in their excellent thoughts in a simple outer shape." The elevation that emphasizes the low eaves and the horizon is the design of a light work called the prairie house. We have set up a dining room in the center of the building with the basics of education being to get together and eat. Lighting with a V-shaped hanger made to fill the empty space up to the high ceiling. A small dining room and table set that Endo rebuilt as the number of students increased. It is unified with geometric decoration and interior that balances the balance between the limited budget and the harmony with the building. Sophisticated detail is be in the glowing organic architecture.

[ Kaufman House / Fallingwater ]

With a bold composition of building a house directly above the waterfall, the waterfall and surrounding forests include a roof that protrudes into the mountain stream, a balcony of a cantilever (cantilever) that can be said to be synonymous with Fallingwater, and a wall made of natural stone. It is an organic architecture with a design that is integrated with nature . The interior space has full-scale windows, skylights, and terraces on the waterfall side of the living room, and natural light is taken in. Also plays. In addition, natural stones are used for the walls of the room, and the monolith is used as it is for the living space, so that it is in harmony with nature everywhere.

[Jacobs House]

One of the great achievements of FL Wright is the creation of two architectural styles , "Prairie Style " and " Eusonian House ". In particular, the " Eusonian House " was created in the era of the Great Depression in the United States with the intention of realizing a cheap, compact and attractive house in a new way.

Features ・ "Living space" such as a living room with "workspace" such as kitchen and laundry room as the core, and "quiet space" which is a private room are extended to " simple layout based on L type ".
-A convenient carport that consists of a minimum roof and walls to eliminate the feeling of oppression.
and the sense of openness, "wind wall" from the floor for connecting the space of a private garden ceiling to the entire surface of the glass. Additional innovative construction methods and ideas for quality housing, such as such as "floor heating" and cantilever "cantilever" We jammed a lot. Of course, as with the beauty of nature, it is made with a beautifully completed design that has nothing to do with "fashion" or "getting bored".
The first "Eusonian House", which is highly regarded worldwide as the ultimate home, is the "
Jacobs House ", which has been registered as a World Heritage Site.

[Johnson House Glass House]

A "transparent glass box" that revolutionized the architecture of the 20th century. The house was built by Philip Johnson in 1949 as his own residence. We look back on the significance of glass-walled houses with little privacy.

[ Guggenheim Museum ]

In 1943, one of the founders, who aspired to build with Wright, wrote a letter and asked for it. A magnificent project in which 6 patterns of construction drawings were drawn on 700 sketches.
organic blend of architectural flexibility and nature , this building is a masterpiece of world-class 20th century architecture. When you enter the hall while being overwhelmed by the distinctive appearance, you will find a spiral slope, which makes you feel as if you are inside the cells of a living organism. The sequence of steps that people follow is designed to take the elevator up to the top floor, then down the gentle rotunda (spiral slope) to appreciate and walk through the work. It is an approach that naturally invites visitors to research works of art that flow slowly and constantly.

[ Marin County Office ]

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