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Frank Lloyd Wright | His philosophy of Architecture

“ 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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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater | Organic Architecture Exemplified

Kaufmann House or Fallingwater| Frank Lloyd Wright

Fallingwater is an unique example of modern Organic Architecture, which was designed by Architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1934 in rural Pennsylvania, 80 kilometers southeast of Pittsburgh.

Kaufmann House 'Fallingwater', Pennsylvania, USA

Kaufmann House ‘Fallingwater’, Pennsylvania, USA

Organic architecture is a philosophy of architecture which promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world through design approaches so well integrated with its site that buildings, furnishings, and surroundings become part of a unified, interrelated composition.


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