Frank Lloyd Wright | His philosophy of Architecture

Wright defined organic architecture as that in which all the parts are related to the whole and the whole is related to the parts. He was known as the Grandfather of Organic Architecture. He believed in the use of natural materials and used wood and stone extensively in design.

“ A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart”.


Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright


Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8, 1867 in Richland Centre, Wiscosin. Wright contributed the ‘Prairie’ and ‘Usonian’ styles to American residential architecture. Elements of his designs can be found in a large proportion of homes built today.

Wright studied civil engineering briefly at the University of Wisconsin. At 20 years of age, he joined a Chicago architectural firm as a draftsman. Wright eventually became chief draftsman and supervised the firm’s residential designs. Wright started his own firm in 1893, and began developing ideas for his ‘Prairie House’ Concept.

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