MIDWAY FARM, SPRING GREEN, WI

photo by Roger Straus III

TALIESIN WEST, SCOTTSDALE, AZ

photo by Roger Straus III

ROBERT LLEWELLYN WRIGHT HOUSE, BETHESDA, MD

photo by Roger Straus III

ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE

Throughout his life, Frank Lloyd Wright attempted to define what organic architecture meant to him. He first wrote about the term in 1914 in the Architectural Record, stating that, “the ideal of an organic architecture… is a sentient, rational building that would owe its ‘style’ to the integrity with which it was individually fashioned to serve its particular purpose—a ‘thinking’ as well as ’feeling’ process.“ It was more than just an aesthetic style, and more than just his own architectural work--it was a philosophy intended for other architects to draw inspiration from for years to come. Organic architecture was integral to every building Wright designed, and it’s what made his work stand out from the other architects of his time. This site will explore what this revolutionary philosophy truly stands for by taking a closer look at the ideas it was originally crafted from.

CONTENT from FLWRIGHT.ORG

PHOTO by AMBER NASKRENT