The first photo shows the library within Wright's studio in Oak Park, Illinois. It was an octagonal appendage to the mass of the whole reached by a narrow corridor. No spot could seem more remote or more tranquil. The perfect place to think things out or meet with clients. The studio itself (second photo) wraps around and lies beneath a tall open area that terminates at a canopy ceiling with beams that form umbrella-like ribs. Placed around this space on several levels are work areas with double drafting tables. Light is abundant and the sense of interaction among the spaces is strong, yet the work stations themselves seem very private. This must be considered the dream office for any architect past or present. Agreed? See Wikipedia listing for Frank Lloyd Wright.
Photographed from a favorite book in my Architectural Library: OF HOUSES & TIME by William Seale ~ Personal Histories of America's National Trust Properties. Sorry about the page glare in the second photo. Rosemary
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