Friday, 3 October 2008

Ward Willits House - Frank Lloyd Wright


In the 1902 Ward Willits House, Frank Lloyd Wright first found his full three-dimensional voice.  It's ground-hugging horizontality reaching for the horizon; the entrance that 'winds in' to the centre of the house; the low sheltering roofs springing from the central vertical core; the 'pinwheel' spaces revolving out around the hearth ... this was a revolutionary new form of space and domestic architecture not seen before, patterns that would be seen in most of his 'Prairie Houses' for the next ten years.

The perspective above was drawn by his talented delineator Marion Mahoney.


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