The Form and Function of Science Fiction
Science fiction and architecture are both practices that imagine—and critique—new worlds. Frank Lloyd Wright’s work was both a critique of the way we build and a projection about how our built world could change. Wright wasn’t just designing a new built environment, his work was always also addressing the political and economic architecture of future societies. Some particular examples of the way in which his projects have been used in science fiction show the complicated relationship between his social and spatial imaginations.
Fred Scharmen | Nov 15, 2019
Fox 10: Taking a Look at Taliesin West and its Unique Spot in Architectural History
In their Drone Zone segment, Fox 10 featured Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Vice President of Communication & Partnerships Jeff Goodman explains the architectural significance of the desert camp.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Nov 14, 2019
Make Your Own Origami Cube: An Introduction to Architecture 101
The cube is an essential building block of architecture when it comes to understanding the built environment. In this hands-on activity we blend the geometric forms Frank Lloyd Wright was inspired by with the Japanese art of paper folding.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Nov 13, 2019
Learning by Doing Part 5 – The Whole is to the Part as the Part is to the Whole
In the final part of her learning by doing series, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation 2018-2019 Graphic Design Fellow Meagan Vanderhill reflects on the process and dissects what she learned from applying Wright’s principles to her life.
Meagan Vanderhill | Nov 12, 2019
Architecture in Motion: The Gordon Strong Automobile Objective
In the fall of 1924, Chicago businessman Gordon Strong commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a resort facility for the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland, Strong’s rural estate near Washington, D.C. Referred to by client and architect as an “automobile objective,” the structure was to attract the large motoring public which had evolved in post-World War I America. Wright’s design was one of the most striking of his career. Inside it contained a huge domed planetarium; outside it resembled a circular ziggurat, with concrete automobile ramps spiraling up to the top and back down again.
Mark Reinberger | Nov 4, 2019
“I believe a house is more a home by being a work of Art.”
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Preservation of Taliesin West Board Room Completed
In the third and final part of this series, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Taliesin West Preservation Manager Emily Butler reflects on the process of preserving Taliesin West’s Board Room, and discusses some of the finishing touches that helped bring the space to its former glory.
Emily Butler | Nov 1, 2019
A Frightful Night: Halloween at Taliesin and Taliesin West
At Frank Lloyd Wright’s two homes Taliesin and Taliesin West, Olgivanna and Frank Lloyd Wright often celebrated the holidays in lavish style including Halloween, where the Wright’s and Taliesin Fellowship dressed in costume and enjoyed a feast.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Oct 31, 2019
Articulate: Frank Lloyd Wright – Wright and Wrong
This episode of Articulate delves into the lives of idealistic icons including Frank Lloyd Wright. Through interviews we gain insight into Wright, learning more about his work, life, and legacy.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Oct 30, 2019
AZEdNews: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Introduces a Revamped K-12 Field Trip Program
In a recent article, AZEdNews highlights the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s revamped K-12 field trip program at Taliesin West.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Oct 28, 2019