As a custom fine furniture designer and craftsman, I really appreciate the architecture brought to us by Frank Lloyd Wright. This article showcases the restoration of many past architectural styles. Everything from the rustic mountain cabin, to the many Victorian styles, to the Eichlers of California. These are rich for so many reasons.
Of the more than 1,100 structures that Frank Lloyd Wright designed throughout his lifetime, more than half—a whopping 660 buildings—remained unbuilt and mostly unknown, until now. And sadly, some of the architect’s works have also been demolished. Thanks to a labor-intensive project undertaken by Spanish architect David Romero, fans of the prolific architect can now see what Wright’s unbuilt or demolished projects look like in 3-D renderings, as if they had been built or rebuilt. Romero partnered with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to use Wright’s sketches and site plans to create the new models, which offer a glimpse into a world of architecture never materialized or were destroyed. “While we will never know the true experience of visiting an unbuilt Wright design, these renderings can convey a bit more sense of space and light than the drawings alone,” explains Stuart Graff, president and CEO of the foundation. Here, AD looks at six structures designed by the genius architect, yet never materialized or were lost to time. Read more…..