Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan

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My second Frank Lloyd Wright building in Japan is the simple, yet beautiful, Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan. Myonichikan or “the House of Tomorrow” was designed by Wright in 1921 for the girls’ school Jiyu Gakuen. Originally built in a quiet and … Continued

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel

My target when visiting Museum Meiji-Mura was Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel lobby. In 1916, America’s greatest architect received the commission for the next iteration of Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel. Wright already admired Japanese design philosophies and had done work in … Continued

Museum Meiji-Mura

Museum Meiji-Mura is an open air architectural museum just outside of Inuyama showcasing buildings from the Meiji period of Japan from 1868-1912. During this time, Emperor Meiji led the nation out of an isolated feudal nation to its more modern … Continued

V.C. Morris Gift Shop

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s V.C. Morris Gift Shop On my quest to visit Frank Lloyd Wright buildings around the world, my layover in San Francisco allowed me to find the fabulous V.C. Morris Gift Shop on Maiden Lane. This unassuming masterpiece … Continued

Paolo Soleri’s Cosanti

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On a quiet corner lot in an unassuming affluent neighborhood of the Town of Paradise Valley, Arizona, is the home and studio of architect and artist Paolo Soleri, which he called Cosanti meaning against things. It doesn’t fit in with … Continued

Lego, Cars and UNESCO

Lego The first part of 2015 has been very eventful at my work place. It began with the unveiling of a special model of Wright’s winter camp made of more than 200,000 Lego bricks created by one of the Danish … Continued

Architectural Drive-bys

Frank Lloyd Wright was a very prolific architect having designed more than 1,000 projects with around half of those actually being built. Of the remaining about 400+ still-standing Wright buildings only 70 are open to the public. The rest are … Continued

The Price Tower continued

Continued from the last post – “the tree that escaped the crowded forest” The Experience I stayed in one of the converted office spaces on the 8th floor on the northeast side of the tower, so my views were of … Continued

“the tree that escaped the crowded forest”

Standing in a small town in northern Oklahoma is the only realized skyscraper designed by one of America’s greatest architects. Its creator called it “the tree that escaped the crowded forest,” though a small grove has grown up next to … Continued

Two Wrights and an Al-Sayed

As part of the recent 25th Anniversary Conference for the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy in Phoenix, the group visited several Wright-designed homes in the area including many private residences that are not open to the public, like the Price … Continued

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