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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Frank Lloyd Wright's Home & Studio and Surrounding houses are inspiring pieces of architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, lived in Oak Park IL for at least twenty years in his home & studio. Here he worked on most of the designs he became well known for, including the Robbie house and Falling Water.
The tour is a thriving piece of information that goes around the suburban home for an hour, going up and down both floors of the house. Each room is an amazing piece of architecture, the guy even built 'rooms within a room'. Almost every room of the house had a fire place in order to keep it warm during the winter time.
Traveling through his home & studio really broadens your mind into the creative genius of Frank Lloyd wright, where there is a surprise around every corner of the home. The windows in particular are absolutely famalous, and the light fixtures around the home as when he built it was when electricity was first being carried out into the public. So naturally, with a mind like FLW, he went crazy on these features (especially the ceiling lights) throughout the home.
If ever in Chicago, and one finds architecture interesting, the FLW home & studio tour of $15 is well worth the price and will be remembered for a long time.
However, the one draw back of this FLW building is that its slightly tamer than the rest, although far from average.

Grade: A-

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