Friday, 9 December 2005

San Marcos Water Gardens - Frank Lloyd Wright

The San Marcos Water Gardens resort project that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for Chandler, Arizona, in 1929.

A delightfully playful geometric arrangement sees jewel-like, canvas-roofed private cabins inhabiting an oasis full of sparkling water, beds of flowers, and abundant gardens.

Sadly, the global financial catastrophe of 1929 meant the resort was never built, but the lessons learnt in this and other desert projects inspired Wright with lessons for his own desert house, Taliesin West.

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