Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Frank Lloyd Wright's Studio

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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1 comment:

Kiki Chaos said...

Hello Rosemary,

I have been a long time reader of your blog, and am green with envy of your gorgeous cottage and lifestyle - I check in to see all your lovely new pics most days :) It only occurred to me to sign up to be a follower though when I saw your post on Frank Lloyd Wright and just HAD to comment.

I lived in Chicago for a year about 10 years ago when I was a whippersnapper au pair (I'm from Australia), and I just HAVE to urge you to put visiting Oak Park on you Things To Do Before I Die list. The impression standing in his home and feeling his amazing ability to use natural light and 'bring the outdoors in' will stay with me forever.

I am a die hard FLW fan. Re-visiting the States and seeing Falling Water is on my TTDBID list now :)

Anyway, nuff rambling. Love your blog!