Frank Lloyd Wright Revisited

Last night I was on Apple’s website browsing around for new toys, gadgets and other stuff that I don’t really need to purchase. I stumbled on to their “Pro” section – an area where they show how professional content creators use Apple hardware and software to produce their work. I found this interesting piece on a Frank Lloyd Wright home that was recently finished 50 years after it was designed.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Lake HouseFrank Lloyd Wright’s Lake House

To summarize, in 1995 Joe and Barbara Massaro purchased an 11 acre island on Lake Mahapac in New York. After the purchase, it was brought to their attention that in 1950, Wright started a design for a home on their island. The couple decided to hire Thomas A. Heinz, a renowned Wright scholar and architect, to help finish the design and build the 5,000 sq. ft. Home. Heinz had to reverse engineer the home based on just a few sketches. There were no notes, no structural details and no information on what materials to use. Heinz knew that many of Wright’s previous designs were based on rectangular or square grids, but this design was based on a complex grid of five-foot equilateral triangles.

Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright

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By |2008-10-05T14:46:11-07:00June 28th, 2006|Architecture, Design|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. GINGER August 21, 2010 at 11:29 am

    HI
    I just wanted to say how much I enjoy Wright’s homes and his designs. I remeber the first I came acrosse his work. It almost had a “spiritual” impact on me.His design for me is what dreams are made of.

    GINGER

  2. joe August 21, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Yes, Wright’s work is really inspiring. Thanks for the comment – I totally agree with you.

    -Joe

  3. Ivanka November 3, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    He is absolutely brilliant..shows me as a younger designer that modern does stand the test of time.. I love him and everything that he does………

  4. Ivanka November 3, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Who loves object out of the Netherlands?

  5. eduardo diaz cueva February 23, 2011 at 6:19 am

    un lider arquitecto

  6. eduardo diaz cueva February 23, 2011 at 6:20 am

    fotos de sus obras

  7. ambersmith March 15, 2011 at 8:38 am

    frank loyd wright was agenorous man

  8. Robert F. Ritchie June 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    What a gift for placing geometric shapes in a natural setting. If we could only return to the first principles that guided the man as he visualized his creations to be in harmony with nature. His works and vision were modified by the demands of time and money…as all our lives were made better as mundane forces influenced the process of going from concept to reality. A simple example of the “Mill Stone of Life”.

  9. joe June 21, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Great comment – thank you. -Joe

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