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Early life• He was born in Richland, Wisconsin on June 8, 1867.• His original name was Frank Lincoln Wright but he changed it when his parents divorced.• During his summers he worked on his Uncle James farm in Spring Green , WI and it made him a strong person.• He then dropped out of high school to become an architect.
The Innovation• Wright didn’t like the Victorian style houses of his time and ended up designing the house styles we live in today.• He made his houses with only doors for the bathrooms and bedrooms.• He created examples of the prairie style houses that had low roofs that opened up into wide open spaces. Most of his houses had a fireplace at the center. He gained great fame for using only local materials in the prairie style architecture.
Later On• One of his most famous buildings was the Robbie house built in Illinois. His prairie style became so famous it spread world wide.• Another one of his later creations was the Imperial Hotel built in 1915.• The final building he made was the Guggenheim Museum. It seemed to mimic its surroundings. He never got to see it because he died before it was finished.
Frank Lloyd Wright’sWingspread Wingspread is a building in Racine that is different and beautiful at the same time. It was designed in 1909 with most of the rooms flowing together to create many rooms in one gigantic room…
You can see that the rooms somehow flowtogether in a graceful manner.
If you look closely you can see a unique design in the Wingspread. What’s your favorite part? Would you ever want to visit it?I know I would!!!
FREDERICK C. ROBBIEThe Robbie House was built for ayoung businessman by the nameof Frederick C. Robbie. He askedFrank Lloyd Wright to design him ahouse with a “different” look. Heasked for a private house that hischildren could play in.
ROBBIE HOUSE NOWToday the Robbie House is a historical landmark. You a can take a walkand see the limestone windowsills and the beautiful 174 art glasswindows. This house shows Frank Lloyd Wright’s unique design, fromits beautiful planes to its remarkable furniture.
Timeline• 1939- The Museum of Non-Objective is established by Soloman R. Guggenheim.• 1943-Frank Lloyd Wright received a letter from Hilla Rebay commissioning him to build the Guggenheim Museum.• 1959-Guggenheim Museum’s construction is finished.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s DesignNature provided a secure place to putthe museum with lots of privacy and • This building had the design of zigguratit helped Mr. Wright experiment with (a stepped or winding pyramidalthe idea of blending his building in temple), elevators that took the visitorswith it’s surroundings. to the exit in less than thirty seconds, and the buildings rooms were put together like a sliced fruit with individual sections yet connected for easy access to the other rooms. • Frank had many challenges along the way which included angry clients, worried art directors, annoyed city officials, and the publics opinion!
People involved in building the Guggenheim Museum:• 1. Hilla Rebay (foundations curator and museum director)• 2. Solomon Guggenheim (owner)• 3. Frank Lloyd Wright (designer of Guggenheim).
Imperial HotelFirst built in 1890, it was burneddown on purpose because of lowtourist attraction, then rebuilt by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The People• Many architects thought he was crazy because of the landscape. The idea of trying to build a hotel on a marsh was crazy. Wright decided to put planks on the marsh so it could with stand an earthquake and sort of float on the marsh. He even took extra precautions and had a pool built so the walls could be wetted down to stop the building for burning.
Imperial Hotel 2• Its form looks like its logo(the logo is in the shape of a capital H).• The rooms are the same shape and the public rooms are smaller but taller and have an I going through the H.
1923 The Great Tokyo Earthquake• The 8.3 magnitude earthquake destroyed buildings and caused millions in damage but the Imperial Hotel still stood tall.
WW II• Through the war the Imperial Hotel remained unscratched even in the bombing of Tokyo.• During the war the hotel was commandeering for a period by the Occupation forces and managed by the US Government. Then later returned to its owner.
Present• The Imperial Hotel is now gone and replaced by the new Imperial Hotel that has a tower addition.• The new owners are Imperial Hotel, Ltd.