Frank Lloyd Wright




      1867-1959
Early life

• Born Franklin Lincoln Wright. Changed
  middle name after parents divorced.
• Born in Richmond Center Wiscon...
• Married, started career designing prairie
  houses
• After 20 years of marriage fell in love with
  Mamah Borthwick Chen...
• 1911 moved back to Wisconsin after
  personal life settled.
• Built house on his mothers land.
• While working in Chicag...
Contributions to
american architecture
• Created Organic Architecture.
• Building is supposed to come out of its
  surroun...
Falling Water • Bear Run Pennsylvania
limestone and concrete
 stream runs under the building
      architectural fee 8,000
construction crew secretly added
    ...
Prairie House
         Movement
• style that started around Chicago
• low buildings
• shallow sloped roofs
• unfinished mat...
Robie House
Windows in Robie House
Westcott House
Usonian

• Term made up by Wright
• For middle class
• Centered around simple geometry
Rosenbaum House
Malcolm Willey House
Price Tower
 His only skyscraper
Samuel R. Guggenhiem
      Museum
New York City
Take elevator to top and walk to floor of building
                     circular
                  took 16 ye...
Influence in Suburban Design
       Prefabrication and efficiency of in building
       Slab on grade foundations
       Sim...
Resources
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/glend015/architecture/fallingwater-1%5B1%5D.jpg

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...
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  1. 1. Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959
  2. 2. Early life • Born Franklin Lincoln Wright. Changed middle name after parents divorced. • Born in Richmond Center Wisconsin. • went to University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dropped out after two semesters.
  3. 3. • Married, started career designing prairie houses • After 20 years of marriage fell in love with Mamah Borthwick Cheney, wife of man that commissioned him to design house. • Eloped and moved to Italy. • alienated from the architecture community in the US.
  4. 4. • 1911 moved back to Wisconsin after personal life settled. • Built house on his mothers land. • While working in Chicago servant light Wright’s house on fire and murdered his wife and 6 others with an axe. • Continued designing architecture and remarried. • Died in 1959 while still designing buildings.
  5. 5. Contributions to american architecture • Created Organic Architecture. • Building is supposed to come out of its surroundings and compliment it. • supposed to serve the person occupying the building. • feels like part of the environment, not intrusive
  6. 6. Falling Water • Bear Run Pennsylvania
  7. 7. limestone and concrete stream runs under the building architectural fee 8,000 construction crew secretly added steel to concrete slabs
  8. 8. Prairie House Movement • style that started around Chicago • low buildings • shallow sloped roofs • unfinished material • overhangs
  9. 9. Robie House
  10. 10. Windows in Robie House
  11. 11. Westcott House
  12. 12. Usonian • Term made up by Wright • For middle class • Centered around simple geometry
  13. 13. Rosenbaum House
  14. 14. Malcolm Willey House
  15. 15. Price Tower His only skyscraper
  16. 16. Samuel R. Guggenhiem Museum
  17. 17. New York City Take elevator to top and walk to floor of building circular took 16 years
  18. 18. Influence in Suburban Design Prefabrication and efficiency of in building Slab on grade foundations Simplified construction techniques Usonian Design Mechanization Developed textile block block system Precast concrete blocks locked together Alice Millard House Samuel Freeman House
  19. 19. Resources http://blog.lib.umn.edu/glend015/architecture/fallingwater-1%5B1%5D.jpg http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.onlineartcenter.com/images/ WrightFallingWater.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.onlineartcenter.com/ architecture.html&usg=__VzAqC1y5v9PGKv84ek_e1Emk1JI=&h=545&w=426&sz=34&hl=en&start=1 &um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=B0g5coMmbZvRhM:&tbnh=133&tbnw=104&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dfrank %2Blloyd%2Bwright%2Bfalling%2Bwater%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1 http://www.wright-house.com/frank-lloyd-wright/fallingwater-pictures/large-fallingwater-photos/high- resolution/7-living-room-L.jpg http://jameswoodward.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/robie_house.jpg http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/flw/robie08.jpg http://www.durableslate.com/gcportfolio/westcott/westcott_exterior_after.jpg http://awaytome.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/rosenbaum-house.jpg http://www.florenceal.org/Community_Arts/Local_Attractions/flr.jpg http://www.delmars.com/flwtrip/images/rosenb01.jpg http://www.naturalhomemagazine.com/uploadedImages/articles/issues/2009-07-01/NH-JA09- willy_01.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/Guggenheim_museum_exterior.jpg http://www.mediabistro.com/unbeige/original/gugg%20looking%20down.jpg http://blog.newsok.com/okiereads/files/2009/12/450px-Price_Tower_-_Bartlesville.jpg

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