Archinect - News 2015-10-05T08:54:04-04:00 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright house causes controversy in wealthy Phoenix neighborhood</a></li></ul> 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="" 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="" 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="" 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> 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$1.75M Getty grant to fix compromised concrete in "Important Modern Buildings"</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$200K in federal funds for general repairs</a>. Unity Temple is also one of ten FLW buildings <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites</a>.</p> 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="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a>&rsquo;s Unity Temple, <a href="" 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=""></p><p>While&nbsp;the&nbsp;first year's gra...</p> Editor's Picks #420 Nam Henderson 2015-06-17T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-18T07:55:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;presented <a href="" 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=""></p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;explored how <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hiring</a> practices</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Next September, the historic <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra Institute and Museum</a> in Silverlake will host a new play by Tom Lazarus entitled &lsquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Princes of Kings Road</a>'.&nbsp;<a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Episode 33 of Archinect Sessions</a>, which fea...</p> “New” Frank Lloyd Wright Home Found Miles Jaffe 2015-06-13T12:24:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T04:04:49-04:00 <img src="" 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> Editor's Picks #418 Nam Henderson 2015-06-05T09:22:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T19:23:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia_Ingalls</a>&nbsp;presented tips from firms about <a href="" 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="" 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=""></p><p>Two pieces of good news for fans of historic preservation.&nbsp;<a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four Seasons</a> restaurant. <a href="" 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> 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="" 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="" 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> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">suspending Fall 2013 enrollment</a>, and working through <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rocky fundraising plans</a>, Taliesin recently appointed <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nomination of 10 FLW structures to the UNES...</a></p> 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="" 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=""></li><li>Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li><li>Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li><li>Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, California&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li><li>Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li><li>Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li><li>Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li><li>Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li><li>Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li><li>Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li></ol><p>Inclusion in the <a href="" 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> 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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> Aaron Betsky To Lead Taliesin West Orhan Ayyüce 2015-01-25T19:10:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T13:52:52-05:00 <img src="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">articles</a> in defense of architecture and participating in <a href=";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> 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="" 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=""></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=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Nonetheless, the hou...</p> 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="" 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=""></p> Wright Architecture School Sets Fund-raising Goal for Independence Alexander Walter 2014-12-15T13:12:00-05:00 >2014-12-15T13:13:00-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architecture school run by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will try to raise $2 million before the end of 2015 to ensure its future as an independent organization, the foundation announced on Monday, having approved a possible path toward the school&rsquo;s incorporation. [...] The foundation&rsquo;s board had initially decided not to incorporate the school separately, for fear of losing control over its operations. But objections from school supporters prompted the board to reconsider.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation</a></p> Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Usonian' house rises again in Arkansas Alexander Walter 2014-11-18T13:43:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:46:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How many truckloads does it take to transport a 2,800 sq. ft house, designed by one of America&rsquo;s most revered Modern architects, more than 1,200 miles from New Jersey to Arkansas? [...] Staff at the three-year-old Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art put that question to the test recently when Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s 1950s Bachman Wilson House was moved from its flood-prone location on a riverbank in Millstone, New Jersey, to the institution&rsquo;s sprawling 120-acre campus in Bentonville, Arkansas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum buys a Frank Lloyd Wright house with plans to move it from New Jersey to Arkansas</a></p> New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation Alexander Walter 2014-10-31T15:00:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T20:16:38-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has approved a possible path toward independent incorporation of its architecture school &ndash; providing fund-raising targets are met, Sean Malone, the foundation&rsquo;s president and chief executive, said in a note sent Wednesday evening to people involved in the school.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="" target="_blank">Spiralling Tensions at Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture School</a></p> NIMBYs go to court over "modern" home; Zaha gets an apology; global warming rages on: News Round-Up for August 25, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-02T20:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T22:16:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>Friday, August 29:</strong></em></p><ul><li><p><a title="MIT's MindRider helmet draws mental maps as you bike" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT's MindRider helmet draws mental maps as you bike</a>: The prototype is currently being used to create a mental-map and guidebook for NYC, and an upcoming Kickstarter campaign will attempt to fund the project for commercial sale.</p></li><li><p><a title="In Beirut, a grassroots push for more grass" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Beirut, a grassroots push for more grass</a>: Lebanon's fifteen-year civil war made much of Beirut's green space inaccessible or dysfunctional. The Beirut Green Project is trying to bring at least a modicum of green space back to the city's residents.</p></li></ul><p><em><strong>Thursday, August 28:</strong></em></p><ul><li><a title="Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea</a>: Nothing's final yet, but the school is committed to its disbelief in sanctions or boycotts on art.</li><li><a title="Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute</a>: Google's cameras go inside the famous Finnish architects studio, as well as a selection of his works, for a curated photo-exhibition.</li></ul><p><em><strong>Wednesday, August 27:</strong></em></p><ul><li><a title="China considering drastic ban on coal" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China considering drastic ban on coal</a>: Chinese news outlets claim that work is underway to ban coal in Bei...</li></ul> Spiralling Tensions at Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture School Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-10-31T15:01:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architecture school run by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation on Wednesday criticized a decision by the foundation&rsquo;s board that will result in the school losing its accreditation. Last week, the Higher Learning Commission, a Chicago-based nonprofit that accredits universities and colleges, told the school it would lose its accreditation in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taliesin faces loss of accreditation, suspends fall enrollment</a></p><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation</a></p> Help Preserve Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House Maxim Nasab 2014-08-25T11:51:00-04:00 >2014-08-25T11:52:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Help save one of America&rsquo;s architectural gems; Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s Spring House in Tallahassee, Florida. We at the Spring House Institute are trying to raise money through a crowdfunding campaign to acquire the House from the original owners - the Lewis'. The house was recently listed on the &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">11 Most Endangered Historic Places in America</a>&rdquo; by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.&nbsp;</p><p>Please visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this website</a> for more information and a short history of the house. Help us save this unique and beautiful home. If every Architect in the United States gave us $1 the campaign would be finished in a day.</p> 90 Years Later, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fuel Station Finally Built in Buffalo, NY Diane Pham 2014-06-27T14:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T22:57:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Filling up the ole&rsquo; gas tank is not a glamorous job, and usually not a task that leaves one marveling at the surrounding architecture. But in 1927, Prairie-style extraordinaire Frank Lloyd Wright put together plans for a fuel filling station in Buffalo, New York that would leave even the most seasoned driver awe struck ... 90 years later, the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum has realized Wright&rsquo;s vision.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Museum buys a Frank Lloyd Wright house with plans to move it from New Jersey to Arkansas Archinect 2014-01-16T13:52:00-05:00 >2014-01-22T19:21:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has bought a rare Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house, known as the Bachman Wilson House, located in the Borough of Millstone in Somerset County, New Jersey. Museum officials said the plan is to disassemble the house and move it to Arkansas, where it will be reassembled on the museum&rsquo;s 120-acre grounds, located 25 miles north of Fayetteville.</p></em><br /><br /><p> A year ago <a href="" target="_blank">a potential buyer wanted to move this house to Italy</a>.</p> Are Los Angeles' Architectural Masterpiece Homes Worth Preserving? Archinect 2013-12-27T14:52:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T15:26:26-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although superlative residential architectural works are elegant mirrors of their times and an important aspect of the city&rsquo;s cultural heritage, the pressures of property values, changed styles of living (the craze for open kitchens and great rooms have doomed many period homes), and property owners&rsquo; rights often outweigh the glories of the past. The demolition of amazing, one-of-a-kind architectural homes is an all too frequent occurrence in LA, despite epic efforts by preservationists.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #341 Nam Henderson 2013-11-12T19:20:00-05:00 >2013-11-13T10:09:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beth Rosenthal</a>&nbsp;penned an Op-Ed -&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Millennials and Opportunity: Embracing Intentional vs Spontaneous Change in the Workforce</a>.&nbsp;In the piece she puts a challenge/question to her contemporaries; "<em>What if rather than changing jobs or companies, you tried to change the system or culture within your existing work environment? our generation of millennials 'grows up' a little bit, and decides to potentially (just maybe?!) settle down a bit, how do we identify opportunities to yield change through a thoughtful investment of time and commitment?</em>".</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&nbsp;agreed with the gist but added "<em>i think there is value in change at the beginning of your career&hellip;later on, stability is good&hellip;but don't just stick to stick. find a situation that you value, that makes you want to become rooted and engaged in a more committed way</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Plus, the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liz von Hasseln, one part of the husband-and-wife team and 3D sugar-printing design firm, The Sugar ...</a></p> Taliesin faces loss of accreditation, suspends fall enrollment Archinect 2013-09-18T15:26:00-04:00 >2013-09-18T16:46:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The education group that accredits the school has threatened to strip the institution of the right to award architecture degrees, spurring the school's leaders to discuss reforms to stay relevant while retaining the school's unique identity and Wright's legacy. As they weigh their options, they have suspended new student enrollments for this fall.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Back to Never Land: Chicago exhibition honors remarkable never-builts Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-22T16:48:00-04:00 >2013-08-28T03:13:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The exhibition re-envisions a series of urban environments that are typical for Chicago in order to examine alternatives to the way architecture engages the city. It is a collaborative effort by five teams &ndash; David Brown, Alexander Eisenschmidt, Studio Gang, Stanley Tigerman, and UrbanLab &ndash; determined to find potentials for spatial, material, programmatic, and organizational invention within the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Same as it never was? What inspires a city to look back on abandoned plans? Along with the success of A+D Museum's "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Never Built: Los Angeles</a>", and anticipating the Bay Area's "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unbuilt San Francisco</a>", <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Atlantic Cities</em></a> took a look at "City Works: Provocations for Chicago's Urban Future" at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Expo 72</a> in Chicago. Originally presented at the 2012 Venice Biennale by University of Illinois at Chicago professor <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Eisenschmidt</a>, the collection of alternate striking visions for the city will be on display through September 29.</p> <p> The exhibition includes a panorama of the Chicago skyline, where viewers can use the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phantom City app</a>&nbsp;to pinpoint 100+ of these remarkable, unrealized structures, including works by Adolf Loos, Frank Lloyd Wright and Stanley Tigerman.</p> MoMA releases "Young Frank, Architect" storybook Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-14T18:41:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T23:18:31-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young Frank sees creative possibilities everywhere, and likes to use anything he can get his hands on&mdash;macaroni, old boxes, spoons, and sometimes even his dog, Eddie&mdash;to create things like chairs out of toilet paper rolls and twisting skyscrapers made up of his grandfather&rsquo;s books. But Old Frank is skeptical; he doesn&rsquo;t think that&rsquo;s how REAL architects make things.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &#8203;MoMA's new children's book, <em>Young Frank, Architect</em> tells the story of a budding architect living with his architect grandfather in modern-day New York City. Hoping to give a lesson in design professionalism, Old Frank takes Young Frank on a trip to MoMA, where they find inspiration in their kindred Franks (Gehry and Lloyd Wright). Written and illustrated by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Viva</a> (whose graphical work has been featured by&nbsp;<em>The New York Times,&nbsp;</em><em>The New Yorker,&nbsp;</em>Le Creuset and PUBLIC Bikes), <em>Young Frank, Architect</em> is a gorgeous example of multi-layered children's storytelling -- part showcase of MoMA's architecture and design collection, and part allegory for architectural innovation (with perhaps a bit borrowed from the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cult of self-esteem</a>).</p> <p> <em>Young Frank, Architect </em>is on sale exclusively through the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA store</a>, until its wide-release in September.&nbsp;</p> Remembering Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bijou Archinect 2013-06-24T15:32:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:23:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wright&rsquo;s bijou, as he described it, was the architect&rsquo;s first permanent work in the city, his first constructed automotive design, and one of his few interior-only projects. Realized during New York&rsquo;s post-World War II commercial construction boom, it was the architect&rsquo;s single gesture along the corporate corridor of International Style buildings designed by his rivals, the &ldquo;glass box boys.&rdquo; The showroom&rsquo;s signature ramp was also one of Wright&rsquo;s several design experiments with the spiral...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Frank Lloyd Wright Homes Archinect 2013-05-20T18:22:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T16:33:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For those willing to accept the challenge of owning a dwelling designed by America's most-famous architect, there are about 20 Wright homes currently up for sale in eight states. That's the largest number in recent years. Those on the market now range from a six-bedroom Illinois home listed at $649,000 to a sprawling Montana ranch with a price tag of $5.6 million. "It is a good time to buy a Wright house because there is a variety of prices and locations,'' said Janet Halstead...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>