The Wright Impact

“The mission of an architect is to help people understand how to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme and meaning to life.” Frank Lloyd Wright

When you think of world renowned architects, one of the most prominent of the modern era is that of Frank Lloyd Wright. As a celebrated icon, Wright challenged the norms of contemporary design, championing the Prairie School of Architecture typified by structures incorporating linear silhouettes with organic forms. A visionary, Wright’s forward thinking creativity steered a design movement towards open plan concepts – where rooms flowed and opened into one another – a practice that was rapidly adopted within residential and commercial developments. This innovative layout inevitably shaped the way we engaged within our immediate surroundings, breaking down physical barriers and increasing human interaction. Wright’s signature aesthetic was inspired by his rural upbringing. His appreciation of natural landscapes guided his designs, combining construction methods, materials and architectural detail together with nature and its environment. Wright’s work cohesively integrates structure with nature, creating buildings in harmony with its organic setting.

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References:

  1. http://www.franklloydwright.org/frank-lloyd-wright/principles.html
  2. http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/construction/planning/10-most-famous-architects.htm#page=10
  3. http://freshome.com/2012/08/17/iconic-legends-the-10-greatest-modern-architects-of-our-time/
  4. http://www.ranker.com/review/frank-lloyd-wright/1019457
  5. http://au.complex.com/style/2015/06/25-architects-you-should-know/frank-lloyd-wright
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