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.
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.
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