Archinect - News 2016-08-26T08:09:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149963978/frank-lloyd-wright-puts-his-foot-down-in-a-tribute-to-the-pluck-of-a-salesman Frank Lloyd Wright puts his foot down in 'a tribute to the pluck of a salesman' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-18T12:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T00:42:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tl5jibxgryjlwr50.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thomas H. Truslow Jr., a general sales manager at Corning Glass Works, proposed a solution of flexible waterproof strips directly to Johnson executives, bypassing Wright. The architect seethed. &ldquo;Are you then unfamiliar with the way of work with an architect,&rdquo; he wrote in a typed letter on Nov. 10, 1948. He added an angry question mark in green ink. &ldquo;The scheme is not the Johnson Company&rsquo;s,&rdquo; the typing continued. &ldquo;It is the architect&rsquo;s.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The full, typed letter reads (with handwritten text in bold):</p><p><em>My dear Mr. Truslow: You have the cart before the horse. It is necessary to secure the architect's approval before going to the owner. Are you then unfamiliar with the way of work with an architect <strong>- ?</strong></em></p><p><em>The scheme is not the Johnson's Company's. It is the architect's. <strong>Mine.</strong></em></p><p><em>I shall be in New York at the Plaza Hotel on November 17th.</em></p><p><em>Sincerely yours,</em></p><p><em>Frank Lloyd Wright</em></p><p>More on the architect and his legacy:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149954725/aaron-betsky-dean-of-the-frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-lays-out-taliesin-s-legacy-in-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky, dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, lays out Taliesin's legacy in architecture education</a></li><li><a title="When 'Frank Lloyd Wright' and 'historic designation' are holding back your home&rsquo;s value, what&rsquo;s a seller to do?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962345/when-frank-lloyd-wright-and-historic-designation-are-holding-back-your-home-s-value-what-s-a-seller-to-do" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When 'Frank Lloyd Wright' and 'historic designation' are holding back your home&rsquo;s value, what&rsquo;s a seller to do?</a></li><li><a title="New Jersey&rsquo;s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $2.2M" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956509/new-jersey-s-oldest-and-largest-frank-lloyd-wright-house-listed-for-2-2m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Jersey&rsquo;s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $2.2M</a></li><li><a title="From Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the country" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954698/from-minnesota-to-pennsylvania-moving-a-frank-lloyd-house-halfway-across-the-country" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the country</a></li><li><a title="Frenemies Forever: Hugh Howard brings famed relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson to life in 'Architecture's Odd Couple', on One-to-One #28" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952735/frenemies-forever-hugh-howard-brings-famed-relationship-between-frank-lloyd-wright-and-philip-johnson-to-life-in-architecture-s-odd-couple-on-one-to-one-28" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frenemies Forever: Hugh Howard brings famed relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson to life in 'Architecture's Odd Couple', o...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962345/when-frank-lloyd-wright-and-historic-designation-are-holding-back-your-home-s-value-what-s-a-seller-to-do When 'Frank Lloyd Wright' and 'historic designation' are holding back your home’s value, what’s a seller to do? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-09T18:23:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T00:50:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/3780kzogaoq0zqyk.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard Herber, owner of the [Frank Lloyd Wright-designed] home at 3901 N. Washington Road, said he wanted the [historic] distinction pulled because he wanted to sell the house for the best price. Getting the property off the historic list was the only way to &ldquo;cast a wider net to the widest number of people,&rdquo; he said. [...] Not everybody is a candidate for buying a home that&rsquo;s historic, ... but those who are know exactly what they&rsquo;re doing.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the sticky business of historic preservation:</p><ul><li><a title="The Seagram Building after the Four Seasons: maintaining a costly landmark" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958646/the-seagram-building-after-the-four-seasons-maintaining-a-costly-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Seagram Building after the Four Seasons: maintaining a costly landmark</a></li><li><a title="From Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the country" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954698/from-minnesota-to-pennsylvania-moving-a-frank-lloyd-house-halfway-across-the-country" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the country</a></li><li><a title="RIP: Bruce Goff's Bavinger House demolished" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948814/rip-bruce-goff-s-bavinger-house-demolished" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIP: Bruce Goff's Bavinger House demolished</a></li><li><a title='No guarantees for historic residential architecture in "real-estate limbo"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942153/no-guarantees-for-historic-residential-architecture-in-real-estate-limbo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No guarantees for historic residential architecture in "real-estate limbo"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/115813747/screen-print-27-future-anterior-a-champion-of-historic-preservation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print #27: "Future Anterior", a champion of historic preservation</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956509/new-jersey-s-oldest-and-largest-frank-lloyd-wright-house-listed-for-2-2m New Jersey’s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $2.2M Alyssa Alimurung 2016-07-07T12:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:27:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qekiba6rbqhp0syt.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Of the four houses Frank Lloyd Wright built in New Jersey, the first and largest was the 2,000-square-foot James B. Christie House, which dates to 1940. Wright built the home on seven acres of secluded woodland and employed his Usonian principles of simplicity and practically that connect to nature. After selling in 2014 to a private buyer for $1.7 million, the Christie House is now on the market for $2.2 million after receiving a new roof and heating system.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954698/from-minnesota-to-pennsylvania-moving-a-frank-lloyd-house-halfway-across-the-country From Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the country Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T19:40:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T21:26:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3xyjkoh17br4uk1.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For more than 60 years, a home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright stood tucked in the woods on the south side of Cloquet, little-seen and little-known as the city developed around it. Now, after being on the market for years, the R.W. Lindholm House has been deconstructed and its pieces are on their way to Pennsylvania, where they&rsquo;ll be reassembled and the home opened to the public by a group dedicated to conserving Wright-designed structures.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The house is being carefully relocated to Polymath Park, a 130-acre "architectural park." While preservationists tend to prefer to keep Wright homes in their original context, the move is considered necessary for its long-term survival.</p><p>The house has already been dismantled, bit by bit, in a process that took four weeks. The team responsible for the deconstruction made sure to keep the project hush hush due to fears that souvenir seekers might raid the site.</p><p>Cloquet, Minnesota also happens to be the home of the world's only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed gas station.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9hj2qun8hxavlu3i.jpg"></p><p>For more Wright-related news, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950408/moma-to-celebrate-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-massive-exhibition" target="_blank">MoMA to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday with massive exhibition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148500636/preserving-san-francisco-s-only-frank-lloyd-wright-building-inside-and-out" target="_blank">Preserving San Francisco's only Frank Lloyd Wright building, inside and out</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144499048/frank-lloyd-wright-s-sturges-house-is-for-sale-for-the-first-time-in-nearly-50-years" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144049955/frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-reaches-fundraising-goal-of-2m-working-towards-independence-from-foundation" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952735/frenemies-forever-hugh-howard-brings-famed-relationship-between-frank-lloyd-wright-and-philip-johnson-to-life-in-architecture-s-odd-couple-on-one-to-one-28 Frenemies Forever: Hugh Howard brings famed relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson to life in 'Architecture's Odd Couple', on One-to-One #28 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-20T15:07:00-04:00 >2016-06-26T14:56:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oh/oh1jp9tgkj8rfag4.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture writer and historian Hugh Howard has written many books on American architecture, telling stories that meld design and cultural history together in highly accessible and humanistic ways.</p><p>His latest book, <a href="http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/architectures-odd-couple-9781620403761/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson</em></a>,&nbsp;tracks the fruitful and contentious relationship between the two architectural frenemies&mdash;beginning with Wright&rsquo;s role in Johnson&rsquo;s pivotal &ldquo;Modern Architecture&rdquo; exhibition at MoMA in 1932, up until Wright&rsquo;s death in 1959. Through their relationship, Howard provides an excellent overview of midcentury architecture's context in the United States, and personalizes the architectural giants in the process.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#28 with&nbsp;<strong>Hugh Howard</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_to_One_Episode_28_Hugh_Howard.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r2iy4iofdoqw8q7i.jpg"></p><p>Frank L...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950408/moma-to-celebrate-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-massive-exhibition MoMA to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday with massive exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-08T19:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-09T10:47:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xof8v9r64a7pert5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Titled &ldquo;Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive&rdquo; and billed by the museum as a &ldquo;major retrospective,&rdquo; the show will display about 450 works from the 1890s through the 1950s. [...] Many of the objects are drawn from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive ... Key themes will include Wright&rsquo;s involvement in global networks of architects, his preoccupation with decoration and his capacity for constructing his public image &mdash; a precursor of the &ldquo;starchitect&rdquo; age.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on the genius curmudgeon:</p><ul><li><a title="Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new short" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148271716/watch-an-animated-frank-lloyd-wright-talk-about-arrogance-in-this-new-short" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new short</a></li><li><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144499048/frank-lloyd-wright-s-sturges-house-is-for-sale-for-the-first-time-in-nearly-50-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years</a></li><li><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144049955/frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-reaches-fundraising-goal-of-2m-working-towards-independence-from-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation</a></li><li><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's &quot;Unity Temple&quot; getting a $23M restoration" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133119466/frank-lloyd-wright-s-unity-temple-getting-a-23m-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's "Unity Temple" getting a $23M restoration</a></li><li><a title="10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated to UNESCO World Heritage List" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119816278/10-frank-lloyd-wright-buildings-nominated-to-unesco-world-heritage-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated to UNESCO World Heritage List</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148500636/preserving-san-francisco-s-only-frank-lloyd-wright-building-inside-and-out Preserving San Francisco's only Frank Lloyd Wright building, inside and out Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-19T12:38:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T00:18:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/317869f246072b4599aefa62a7de778e.jpg" width="514" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [Planning] department completed a draft report last month on how to expand the existing landmark designation to include aspects of the interior that date back to Wright&rsquo;s 1948 design. [...] &ldquo;If anything, the inside is more important than the exterior,&rdquo; said Turner, a professor emeritus of art at Stanford University. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s one of Wright&rsquo;s most exquisite designs, and it&rsquo;s almost exactly the way it was originally.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news on architecture's caped crusader, Frank Lloyd Wright:</p><ul><li><a title="Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new short" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148271716/watch-an-animated-frank-lloyd-wright-talk-about-arrogance-in-this-new-short" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new short</a></li><li><a title="Society of Architectural Historians Announces Major Grant for Charnley-Persky House Conservation Management Plan" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147823826/society-of-architectural-historians-announces-major-grant-for-charnley-persky-house-conservation-management-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Society of Architectural Historians Announces Major Grant for Charnley-Persky House Conservation Management Plan</a></li><li><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144499048/frank-lloyd-wright-s-sturges-house-is-for-sale-for-the-first-time-in-nearly-50-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years</a></li><li><a title="In the Neighborhood of an American Master" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143760404/in-the-neighborhood-of-an-american-master" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In the Neighborhood of an American Master</a></li><li><a title="Another Frank Lloyd Wright house is discovered in Madison" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139819759/another-frank-lloyd-wright-house-is-discovered-in-madison" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another Frank Lloyd Wright house is discovered in Madison</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3e/3e25cf3b58b938d82effb738a161e93e.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148271716/watch-an-animated-frank-lloyd-wright-talk-about-arrogance-in-this-new-short Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new short Justine Testado 2016-02-16T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:06:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2aj7fa5rr2rk9b3l.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Frank Lloyd Wright stars in the newest episode of "The Experimenters", a&nbsp;mini interview series by <a href="http://blankonblank.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank on Blank</a> that gives a glimpse into the minds of iconic figures in science, technology, and innovation. Colorfully illustrated by animator Jennifer Yoo, this episode features snippets of an&nbsp;interview between Mike Wallace and a 90-year-old FLW in September 1957.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/Frank_LLoyd_Wright_Arrogant.gif"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sb/sbruztfuo0ptftv9.jpg"><br><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/Frank_LLoyd_Wright_Smash.gif"></p><p>Blank on Blank found the interview in a&nbsp;collection at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin celebrating The Mike Wallace Interview, a show that ran in the '50s. Wright is as sharp as ever with his words as he talks about the timeless topics of success, arrogance, the Nature of architecture, and his role as an architect.&nbsp;</p><p>Watch the entire episode below. You can also find outtakes and more&nbsp;<a href="http://blankonblank.org/interviews/architect-frank-lloyd-wright-interview-design-houses-praire-style/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Here's a previous Blank on Blank episode featuring <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123119878/buckminster-fuller-tells-the-tale-on-his-geodesic-life-in-a-mini-storybook-style-audio-interview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147823826/society-of-architectural-historians-announces-major-grant-for-charnley-persky-house-conservation-management-plan Society of Architectural Historians Announces Major Grant for Charnley-Persky House Conservation Management Plan SAH1365 2016-02-10T17:53:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T22:00:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p4/p4j84ncsra4gbbi1.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians has received a $123,000 grant from the&nbsp;<strong>Alphawood Foundation</strong>&nbsp;to hire&nbsp;<strong>Harboe Architects</strong>&nbsp;to develop a conservation management plan for Charnley-Persky House. Designed by Adler and Sullivan in 1891&ndash;1892 when Frank Lloyd Wright was an apprentice in their office, Charnley-Persky House will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its design in 2016 with a new conservation management plan that will assess the current physical state of the structure, identify potential problem areas, and establish conservation priorities for the continued health of the building. Charnley-Persky House serves as the headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians, an international not-for-profit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. &nbsp;<br><br>As an advocate for heritage conservation, SAH is extremely grateful to the Alphawood Foundation for giving the organization the ability...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146363126/you-can-now-explore-the-guggenheim-rotunda-galleries-online-via-google-street-view You can now explore the Guggenheim rotunda galleries online via Google Street View Alexander Walter 2016-01-22T18:28:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T00:35:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cyh7p3i6jjyf1k8h.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Online visitors from around the world can now explore the interior of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright&ndash;designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum through Google Street View technology. Additionally, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, in collaboration with the Google Cultural Institute, has made available over 120 artworks from its collection for online viewing. [...] The Guggenheim&rsquo;s architecture presented unique challenges for Google&rsquo;s engineers and Street View team.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1l/1l3ku3vj1nwrban1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5r/5r54my4mtydqa7o0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yc/ycue6s3wwizi0uv7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dv/dv8zckcnvypx73g9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fr/fr0ktsot7iw5gk8n.jpg"></p><p>Ready to immerse yourself? Click <a href="https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum-interior-streetview/jAHfbv3JGM2KaQ?projectId=art-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to start your stroll down the rotunda.</p><p><em>All images courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.&nbsp;</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115731034/google-is-letting-you-visit-museums-around-the-world-using-street-view-and-youtube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google is letting you visit museums around the world using Street View and Youtube</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135747100/google-street-view-captures-beautiful-public-space-transformations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Street View captures beautiful public space transformations</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107640149/alvar-aalto-gets-a-close-look-from-google-s-cultural-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/144499048/frank-lloyd-wright-s-sturges-house-is-for-sale-for-the-first-time-in-nearly-50-years Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-29T12:37:00-05:00 >2016-01-17T00:45:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b6fb3fa3c5b9db24b0f381e457f4c7d0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) has announced that Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s George Sturges House will be among 75 lots from the estate of the actor and playwright Jack Larson to be auctioned on February 21. [...] When a house like this became available in 1967, Larson and Bridges were looking for something that exemplified their interests in all things artistic, it was very exciting for them to acquire. It was a trophy. It will be a trophy, probably, for the next owner.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 1,200 square foot home, located in Brentwood Heights in Brentwood, Los Angeles, was designed and built in 1939, with a budget of $9,000 (adjusted for inflation, that would be roughly $153,671 today). It was the first Usonian house to be built.</p><p>The bidding is estimated to begin at&nbsp;$2.5 to $3 million.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/144049955/frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-reaches-fundraising-goal-of-2m-working-towards-independence-from-foundation Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation Alexander Walter 2015-12-23T12:43:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T22:35:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zk/zkekvz1wahyn7ve0.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has issued a statement that it has reached its 2015 fundraising goal of $2 million&nbsp;&ndash; a crucial milestone towards establishing the school's independence from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The goal of becoming an independent subsidiary of the foundation became necessary when new accreditation regulations established in 2011 required the school to be financially and administratively independent or risk being stripped of its accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.</p><p>In this latest statement, the school says: "As part of the agreement, the Foundation will continue to support the School financially over the next four years, investing over $1.4 in its operating costs and future growth. In addition, it will donate the extensive use of historic, residential, and classroom facilities at Taliesin and Taliesin West, which cost the Foundation over $1 million in cash a year for the spaces utilized by the School.&nbsp; Combined with the more than...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143760404/in-the-neighborhood-of-an-american-master In the Neighborhood of an American Master Nam Henderson 2015-12-19T17:54:00-05:00 >2015-12-21T16:49:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmu0saar0lkh0ugq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As I walked back down Forest Avenue, I realized how revolutionary the Prairie School was for its time. Wright and the architects in his fold built a genre based on their interpretations of how living spaces could evolve. So many elements of Wright&rsquo;s designs were bold, such as raised floors and roofs that extended significantly from their structures, while also retaining a strong sense of simplicity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>John L Dorman recounts the glories of homes found in Oak Park (a village&nbsp;10 miles west of the Loop outside of Chicago), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright between 1889 and 1909. An easy way to take in the sights is&nbsp;the &ldquo;Wright Around Oak Park Tour&rdquo; ($60), an extensive three-hour guided walking tour&nbsp;<a href="http://cal.flwright.org/tours/wrightaroundoakpark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">offered</a>&nbsp;daily from April through October.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139819759/another-frank-lloyd-wright-house-is-discovered-in-madison Another Frank Lloyd Wright house is discovered in Madison Justine Testado 2015-10-26T17:44:00-04:00 >2015-11-04T22:17:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xh/xhlj28zxai0ttgw3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Frank Lloyd] Wright experts announced that the Madison house [that local resident Linda] McQuillen bought for $100,000 has been verified as an American System-Built House, part of Wright's effort to develop and market well-designed homes at a more affordable level &mdash; his first effort to reach a broader audience. It's the second such house identified in the past four months, one out of only 16 ever built and 14 still standing...It took years to unearth the evidence about McQuillen's home.</p></em><br /><br /><p>You can read about the first American System-Built House <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129429737/new-frank-lloyd-wright-home-found" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>More about FLW homes on Archinect:</p><p><a title="How Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman Wilson House was moved from New Jersey to Arkansas" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138815677/how-frank-lloyd-wright-s-bachman-wilson-house-was-moved-from-new-jersey-to-arkansas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman Wilson House was moved from New Jersey to Arkansas</a></p><p><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's &quot;Unity Temple&quot; getting a $23M restoration" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133119466/frank-lloyd-wright-s-unity-temple-getting-a-23m-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's "Unity Temple" getting a $23M restoration</a></p><p><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright house causes controversy in wealthy Phoenix neighborhood" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124970457/frank-lloyd-wright-house-causes-controversy-in-wealthy-phoenix-neighborhood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright house causes controversy in wealthy Phoenix neighborhood</a></p><p><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119039951/frank-lloyd-wright-s-hollyhock-house-to-reopen-once-again-in-february" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138815677/how-frank-lloyd-wright-s-bachman-wilson-house-was-moved-from-new-jersey-to-arkansas How Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman Wilson House was moved from New Jersey to Arkansas Alexander Walter 2015-10-12T18:08:00-04:00 >2015-10-13T15:28:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/637cefb642fd6cafb81bdd1f0bc1abcb.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Bentonville, Arkansas, a house that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for a New Jersey couple more than 60 years ago has been painstakingly reassembled, board by board and pane by pane, overlooking the clear waters of the Crystal Spring. When it opens to the public next month on the lushly wooded 120-acre campus of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, it will be the first Wright house in Arkansas&mdash;a delicately preserved later example of the so-called Usonian homes [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113959112/frank-lloyd-wright-s-usonian-house-rises-again-in-arkansas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Usonian' house rises again in Arkansas</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91375049/museum-buys-a-frank-lloyd-wright-house-with-plans-to-move-it-from-new-jersey-to-arkansas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum buys a Frank Lloyd Wright house with plans to move it from New Jersey to Arkansas</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68323387/architect-wants-to-relocate-new-jersey-frank-lloyd-wright-to-italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Wants to Relocate New Jersey Frank Lloyd Wright to Italy</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/137196452/david-and-gladys-wright-house-pursues-landmark-status David and Gladys Wright house pursues landmark status Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-21T17:43:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T23:29:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9f14d23a88a35e4efb670db91f285f3a.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The organization seeking to turn the David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix into an educational and cultural center filed for historic landmark protection last week, seeking official status for a 6.1-acre site before following through with plans to open it to the public. [...] The designation would provide preservationists with a nice ending to the long saga of this spiral residence, which at one point in 2012 was slated for demolition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Frank Lloyd Wright's legacy:</p><ul><li><a title="With $1.5M to go, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture approaches first fundraising milestone towards independence" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133565264/with-1-5m-to-go-frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-approaches-first-fundraising-milestone-towards-independence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With $1.5M to go, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture approaches first fundraising milestone towards independence</a></li><li><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's &quot;Unity Temple&quot; getting a $23M restoration" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133119466/frank-lloyd-wright-s-unity-temple-getting-a-23m-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's "Unity Temple" getting a $23M restoration</a></li><li><a title="&ldquo;New&rdquo; Frank Lloyd Wright Home Found" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129429737/new-frank-lloyd-wright-home-found" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;New&rdquo; Frank Lloyd Wright Home Found</a></li><li><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's La Miniatura finally sells in Pasadena " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128344000/frank-lloyd-wright-s-la-miniatura-finally-sells-in-pasadena" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's La Miniatura finally sells in Pasadena</a></li><li><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright house causes controversy in wealthy Phoenix neighborhood" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124970457/frank-lloyd-wright-house-causes-controversy-in-wealthy-phoenix-neighborhood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright house causes controversy in wealthy Phoenix neighborhood</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133565264/with-1-5m-to-go-frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-approaches-first-fundraising-milestone-towards-independence With $1.5M to go, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture approaches first fundraising milestone towards independence Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-05T12:59:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T23:04:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7nrrww66st5vkcz.jpg" width="514" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In December of last year, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced that it would try to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116035941/wright-architecture-school-sets-fund-raising-goal-for-independence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fundraise $2M by the end of 2015</a>, in order to establish The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture as an independent organization. The Foundation set a $1M goal to be reached by the end of August 2015, and is now half way there &ndash; but must raise the remaining funds by August 25 in order to continue fundraising as planned.</p><p>From a press release issued by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation yesterday, the Chair of the School's Board of Governors, Jacalyn Lynn, asked those who wish to see the school continue operating to donate to the <a href="http://bit.ly/1Dqodqg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Campaign for Independence"</a> cause:</p><p>&ldquo;Without significant and immediate support, there will no longer be a stand-alone accredited Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. This campaign is the only opportunity to save the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture as we know it &ndash; and to ensure its success and impact for decades to come."</p><p>Past news from Taliesin's rocky hi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133119466/frank-lloyd-wright-s-unity-temple-getting-a-23m-restoration Frank Lloyd Wright's "Unity Temple" getting a $23M restoration Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-30T18:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T21:53:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1pnxfgljidagv3h4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>this is the deluxe rehabilitation package, a stark contrast to the mostly emergency work that's been done through the years to keep the building grunting along. [...] &ldquo;It's one of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest works, and it's a masterpiece of modern architecture ... It's a building that changed a lot of architects' ideas about what architecture could do.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The $23 million comes from a variety of sources, including part of a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130331695/getty-awards-over-1-75-million-to-fix-crappy-concrete-in-important-modern-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$1.75M Getty grant to fix compromised concrete in "Important Modern Buildings"</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83932/unity-temple-wins-200-000-federal-grant-to-aid-repairs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$200K in federal funds for general repairs</a>. Unity Temple is also one of ten FLW buildings <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119816278/10-frank-lloyd-wright-buildings-nominated-to-unesco-world-heritage-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130331695/getty-awards-over-1-75-million-to-fix-crappy-concrete-in-important-modern-buildings Getty awards over $1.75 million to fix crappy concrete in "Important Modern Buildings" Julia Ingalls 2015-06-24T13:58:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T22:49:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/eh3v8kq58sxsd4w1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Modern architecture is a defining artistic form of the 20th century at considerable risk, often due to the cutting-edge building materials that characterized the movement." -Deborah Marrow</p></em><br /><br /><p>In news that will surely make <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/540461/prince-charles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prince Charles</a> sigh with displeasure, the Getty Foundation announced it is awarding $1.75 million of grants to help preserve 14 structures in the modern style, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4673/frank-lloyd-wright" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a>&rsquo;s Unity Temple, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14374/walter-gropius" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walter Gropius</a>&rsquo; residence &lsquo;The Gropius House,&rsquo; and the&nbsp;Rietveld Schr&ouml;der House. This is the second year the foundation has awarded the grants, and has chosen the buildings because (ironically)&nbsp;concrete as a building material has proven to be less than solid.&nbsp;&ldquo;The use of concrete, while visually striking and radical for its time, has created a unique set of challenges for conserving some of the world&rsquo;s most important modernist structures,&rdquo; noted Antoine Wilmering, a senior program officer at the Getty Foundation. &ldquo;Our new grants offer an excellent opportunity to advance research and conservation practices for this material. The accumulated knowledge that will result from the projects will be of tremendous benefit to the field.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9ylq832nkvdfa3b2.jpg"></p><p>While&nbsp;the&nbsp;first year's gra...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129743632/editor-s-picks-420 Editor's Picks #420 Nam Henderson 2015-06-17T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-18T07:55:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0ya1hrwh4ui53qx.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;presented <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128118195/the-forever-unfinished-business-curated-thoughts-from-our-conversation-with-kevin-roche" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curated thoughts</a> from an earlier (Archinect Sessions Episode #24 and #25) conversation with Kevin Roche, "<em>a hero of the long-game</em>".&nbsp;<strong>snooker-doodle-dandy</strong> noted "<em>I have always liked Kevin and his work. &nbsp;He was one of the people whom drove me to the profession...have never had the good fortune to bump into him. It is on my bucket list!</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bg7e0d00s73t5x4p.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;explored how <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126838478/is-twitter-the-architectural-intern-s-unofficial-labor-union-exposing-the-reality-behind-unpaid-internships-across-borders-and-industries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and other "<em>social media has oddly become a kind of virtual worker&rsquo;s union, helping to expose unethical <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hiring</a> practices</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Next September, the historic <a href="http://www.neutra.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra Institute and Museum</a> in Silverlake will host a new play by Tom Lazarus entitled &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129267494/the-princes-of-kings-road-neutra-and-schindler-the-subject-of-a-new-site-specific-play" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Princes of Kings Road</a>'.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eric chavkin</a> "<em>used to live there. Right after Pauline Schindler died. Some of the stories I heard made Kings Road house look like a real &nbsp;party palace. When I was there lots of architects would drop by&hellip;.I hope they get this play right. The tales are true, the names famous.</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129273931/stargazing-with-patrik-schumacher-episode-33-of-archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Episode 33 of Archinect Sessions</a>, which fea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129429737/new-frank-lloyd-wright-home-found “New” Frank Lloyd Wright Home Found Miles Jaffe 2015-06-13T12:24:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T04:04:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2ws0vu4xndg8cii2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the System-Built developer may indeed have constructed this home without Wright&rsquo;s knowledge</p></em><br /><br /><p>Alas, some thing never change.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128819380/editor-s-picks-418 Editor's Picks #418 Nam Henderson 2015-06-05T09:22:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T19:23:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3k/3khr8ne2sfhdjkah.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia_Ingalls</a>&nbsp;presented tips from firms about <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126437034/what-should-be-in-your-portfolio-firms-tell-you-what-they-re-looking-for-and-how-to-get-hired" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What should be in your portfolio</a>.&nbsp;One common theme was that applicants aren't expected to tailor their work to the specific types of projects the firm undertakes. As <a href="http://archinect.com/LOHA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lorcan O&rsquo;Herlihy</a> explained "<em>Don&rsquo;t target work that mimics ours&mdash;we look for evidence of thoughtfulness about architecture, whether that&rsquo;s demonstrated through research, entries into projects, or work at other firms</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yr/yreaqksbkyn0zfo7.jpg"></p><p>Two pieces of good news for fans of historic preservation.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127715909/landmarked-four-seasons-restaurant-must-not-be-changed-nyc-landmarks-commission-rules" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First</a>, New York City&rsquo;s Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected a plan which would have changed the interior of the Modernist (designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson in 1958) <a href="http://fourseasonsrestaurant.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four Seasons</a> restaurant. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127711075/l-a-city-council-officially-votes-norms-restaurant-as-historic-and-cultural-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Second</a>,&nbsp;the LA City Council backed a plan to designate Norms restaurant (a rare example of Googie architecture) as a historic monument.</p><p><strong>Mr_Wiggin</strong> rejoiced "<em>it's disheartening to see a money-chasing developer messing with history. &nbsp;As a human being I say, payback's a bitch to those in the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128344000/frank-lloyd-wright-s-la-miniatura-finally-sells-in-pasadena Frank Lloyd Wright's La Miniatura finally sells in Pasadena Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-29T18:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T22:24:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/09/0916fsl1bmf2qm71.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recognized by Wright as the earliest 'Usonian' house, La Miniatura is also the first residence to utilize Wright's highly inventive textile block building system.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After hitting the market in 2013, La Miniatura (aka <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69496105/frank-lloyd-wright-s-millard-house-hits-the-market-in-pasadena" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Millard House</a>, 1923) was originally listed at approximately $4.5MM. The final sold price hasn't been made public, but the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is located in Pasadena's Prospect Historic District &ndash; neighbors include Greene &amp; Greene's Bentz House (1906), and Arthur and Alfred Heineman's Hindry House (1909).</p><p>Wright had said of the house, "I would rather have built this little house than St. Peter's in Rome."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124970457/frank-lloyd-wright-house-causes-controversy-in-wealthy-phoenix-neighborhood Frank Lloyd Wright house causes controversy in wealthy Phoenix neighborhood Alexander Walter 2015-04-10T13:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:19:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8j/8j8jeueqh8qr0zqp.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New plans for the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Arcadia has neighbors riled up. Owners of the 1952 house want to turn it into more than just a home, but those living in the wealthy neighborhood aren't too happy about it. [...] said the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house is "an example of what I consider to be an architecture embodiment of Arizona exceptionalism." However, this landmark home now finds itself in the middle of controversy.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/120040339/let-s-be-frank-archinect-sessions-episode-15-with-aaron-betsky-taliesin-s-new-dean Let's be Frank: Archinect Sessions Episode 15 with Aaron Betsky, Taliesin's new Dean Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-05T14:29:00-05:00 >2015-02-25T19:46:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xe/xe75h0vv8c5feine.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It seems as if the tumult and intrigue that ran through Frank Lloyd Wright's life has lived on at Taliesin. After being embroiled in accreditation issues, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82141819/taliesin-faces-loss-of-accreditation-suspends-fall-enrollment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">suspending Fall 2013 enrollment</a>, and working through <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116035941/wright-architecture-school-sets-fund-raising-goal-for-independence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rocky fundraising plans</a>, Taliesin recently appointed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119213308/aaron-betsky-to-lead-taliesin-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky to lead the school</a> and help it regain solid footing. Betsky was previously the Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum and has quite the art/architecture pedigree: he's served as the Director of the 2008 International Architecture Biennale in Venice, SFMOMA's Curator of Architecture and Design, and the Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam.</p><p>Betsky joined Paul, Amelia, Donna and Ken on the podcast to talk about his plans to make Taliesin the best experimental architecture school in the world, and its role in the changing tides of architecture education. It also turns out that Betsky is quite the DJ.</p><p>News this week was also rather Wright-ous, with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119816278/10-frank-lloyd-wright-buildings-nominated-to-unesco-world-heritage-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nomination of 10 FLW structures to the UNES...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119816278/10-frank-lloyd-wright-buildings-nominated-to-unesco-world-heritage-list 10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated to UNESCO World Heritage List Nicholas Korody 2015-02-02T14:50:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T18:55:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o9/o9e8bpgvkvaw6l8a.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The United States is pleased to announce the nomination of a group of 10 buildings in seven states designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright for inclusion on the World Heritage List. The UNESCO World Heritage List recognizes the &ldquo;outstanding universal value&rdquo; of the most significant cultural and natural sites on the planet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The nomination of ten buildings by the influential architect represents the first World Heritage nomination by the U.S. of works of modernist architecture. Entitled "Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright," the list includes:</p><ol><li>Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o9/o9e8bpgvkvaw6l8a.jpg"></li><li>Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8ahhguwlb24s2d9l.jpg"></li><li>Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/os/osb7hg5irra844gw.jpg"></li><li>Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, California&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6z4jcwxf8v0nppb.jpg"></li><li>Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5t/5t974clo1ti61lk6.jpg"></li><li>Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/ck4pazw455djx267.jpg"></li><li>Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypmeok5p42csborl.jpg"></li><li>Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/600koo5obxpk3nyk.jpg"></li><li>Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1w2c6ripuebrkw8l.jpg"></li><li>Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/of/ofxppeikuy835oez.jpg"></li></ol><p>Inclusion in the <a href="http://whc.unesco.org/en/list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNESCO World Heritage</a> list brings, according to the announcement, "significant international attention, prestige, and increased tourism." Maintained by&nbsp;the international World Heritage Programme, the list not only demarcates sites of significance to "global culture," but also can help provide important resourc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119293637/weekly-news-round-up-for-january-19-2015 Weekly News Round-Up for January 19, 2015 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-26T20:46:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T21:04:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8csrffmsr36yd9gu.jpg" width="514" height="584" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Sunday, January 25:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Aaron Betsky To Lead Taliesin West" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119213308/aaron-betsky-to-lead-taliesin-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky To Lead Taliesin West</a>: Effective immediately, Betsky will "set the intellectual&nbsp;tone or the School&nbsp;" as it undergoes a rough and potentially definitive funding period.</p><p><strong><em>Friday, January 23:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119039951/frank-lloyd-wright-s-hollyhock-house-to-reopen-once-again-in-february" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February</a>: So culminates a six-year and nearly $4.4M restoration project, to return the house to its early 20th century state.</p><p><strong><em>Thursday, January 22:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118985363/megataaaall-shanghai-tower-enters-final-construction-phase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase</a>: It's 632 meters tall, symbolizes China's Future, and is flanked by two other skyscrapers repping China's Past and Present.</p><p><a title="David Chipperfield pledges to carefully &quot;optimize&quot; Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118968488/david-chipperfield-pledges-to-carefully-optimize-mies-van-der-rohe-s-neue-nationalgalerie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield pledges to carefully "optimize" Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie</a>: Chipperfield also renovated Berlin's Neues Museum, and plans to "keep as much Mies as possible".</p><p><strong><em>Wednesday, January 21:</em></strong></p><p><a title="'Can of Ham' skyscraper coming to London after all" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118889309/can-of-ham-skyscraper-coming-to-london-after-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Can of Ham' skyscraper coming to London after all</a>: Delayed since 2008 after the financial crisis hit, the hamscraper will sit in close company to London's Gherkin.</p><p><em><strong>Monday, January...</strong></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119213308/aaron-betsky-to-lead-taliesin-west Aaron Betsky To Lead Taliesin West Orhan Ayyüce 2015-01-25T19:10:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T13:52:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hd17gglfgcf7z7ml.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I look forward to continuing the tradition of experimental architecture he did so much to define.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Betsky seems to be the man of the hour these days, writing popularly&nbsp;discussive&nbsp;<a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/Architects/the-new-york-times-versus-architecture_o.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">articles</a> in defense of architecture and participating in <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=Aaron%20Betsky&amp;mode=news&amp;src=tyah&amp;lang=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">social media</a>. Congratulations and looking forward to seeing&nbsp;what becomes of the heavily branded institution in need of a new life.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119039951/frank-lloyd-wright-s-hollyhock-house-to-reopen-once-again-in-february Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February Justine Testado 2015-01-23T14:22:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T21:20:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/83wyyvc3mjsqg0vf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the heart of Hollywood's Barnsdall Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House will officially reopen on February 13, as recently announced by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, and the Barnsdall Park Art Foundation. This isn't the first time the iconic house has been restored, but the latest renovation focused on bringing back the house, and all its decorative details, to its original early 20th century state. The conservation effort took place from 2008 to 2014 and cost $4,359,000.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ij8bvobem7qdre3q.jpg"></p><p>The Hollyhock House was Frank Lloyd Wright's first residence in Los Angeles. Pennsylvanian oil heiress and arts enthusiast Aline Barnsdall commissioned Wright to build the house -- which was named after her favorite flower -- as her own venue for producing avant-garde plays. It later became a performing arts complex including Barnsdall's private residence. Construction began in 1919 but came to a halt in 1921 when Barnsdall fired Wright, primarily due to costs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59e4ix3plz5f1fpl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jybvp9ywes8tbyvu.jpg"></p><p>Nonetheless, the hou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118315710/what-s-my-line-frank-lloyd-wright-game-show-guest What's My Line? Frank Lloyd Wright, game show guest Orhan Ayyüce 2015-01-14T11:48:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:30:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p7paq4f3q69pq8i5.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Panel- What you do has anything to do with law? FLW- Unfortunately yes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Noted: Ladies of the panel don't usually get up to shake the mystery guest's hand but for Frank they do. Is that a sign how noble architect(ure) was?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tb/tb5meqgs8p0r9cvj.jpg"></p>