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ARCHITECT, INTERIOR DESIGNER, WRITER AND EDUCATOR
Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 - April 9, 1959)
American architect, pioneer of the Organic Architecture and the Prairie School Movement. Designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture.
In addition to his houses, Wright designed original and innovative offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, museums, and other structures. He often designed interior elements for these buildings, as well, including furniture and stained glass. Wright wrote 20 books and many articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and Europe. Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time.¨
Worked directly under Louis Sullivan.
Iconic Buildings include:
1.- Florida Southern College, where we have the largest concentration of Wright- designed buildings in the world, located in Florida Southern College He had originally planned for 18 buildings for this institution, of which 12 were built. They offer tours of them
2.- Designed Fallingwater in 1935 for his friend Edgar Kaufmann, and completed it three years later. The client asked for a holiday home for his family that faced the 30-foot (nine-metre) waterfall of the Bear Run Nature Reserve in rural Pennsylvania. An example of "organic architecture", his philosophy that promotes the harmony between design and nature. Has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture
3.- The Solomon R Guggenheim, commonly referred to as the Guggenheim, is one of Wright's most iconic projects and a key building of the 20th century. It was completed in 1959 and named an official New York City landmark in 1990, making it the youngest building to receive the accolade.
4.- The SC Johnson Administration Building, isn’t just inspiring. It’s the last operational Frank Lloyd Wright-designed corporate headquarters.