14 of the greatest buildings by America’s most famous architect

by Adeel Younas
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another first was the herbert and katherine jacobs house in wisconsin wrights first single family home its characterized by its horizontal flat roofs with broad overhanging edges

If you’ve ever read about American architecture you must have read about Frank Lloyd Wright. He was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed.

When it comes to architecture, Wright is a legend architecture of America.

Wright “created a new form that would resonate over time, always testing new ideas and materials,” the director of Wright’s Fallingwater, Lynda Waggoner, tells Tech Insider.

Here are the amazing works of Wright:

His famous work is the Taliesin home. Like a ship’s bow, it rises above the surrounding Wisconsin hills. The stone used in courtyard continues into the bedroom and library.

The 221-foot Price Tower in Oklahoma stands as the only built skyscraper by Wright

Another first was the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House in Wisconsin, Wright’s first single family home. It’s characterized by its horizontal flat roofs with broad overhanging edges.

The Marin County Civic Center is Wright’s only built government building, boasting a bizarre spire. He designed the stucco structure to fade into the California hills.

And Wright designed this vine-covered home in Arizona for his son, David.

The Avery Coonley House in Riverside, Illinois, oversees 10 acres of property with gardens and its own pond with lily pads. If you’re in the market, it’s now on sale for $2.1 million.

The massive Hollyhock House in Los Angeles is an early example of Wright’s use of ornamental concrete.

One of ten of Wright’s works nominated as World Heritage sites, the Unity Temple in Illinois revolutionized church architecture.

Wright designed modest, affordable homes too, called the American System-Built homes.

The interior is just as harmonious.

Although an earthquake damaged this Tokyo Imperial hotel in 1968 and it was later torn down, the lobby has been reconstructed at the Meiji-Mura museum.

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14 of the greatest buildings by America
Ch Awais January 1, 2015 - 6:51 am

Really Amazing Videos and The highlights are unique Thanks for sharing!


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