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Frank Lloyd Wright: Natural Design

Frank Lloyd Wright: Natural Design

Frank Lloyd Wright: Natural Design


WRIGHT. Hess, Alan and Alan Weintraub. Frank Lloyd Wright: Natural Design

Rizzoli. 2012

Book ID: 93305

An unsung prophet of todays green movement in architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright was an innovator of eco-sensitive design generations ahead of his time. An architect and designer of far-reaching vision, it is not surprising that Frank Lloyd Wright anticipated many of the hallmarks of todays green movement. Across his workÑwhich stands upon a philosophy Wright termed "organic"Ñwidespread evidence is seen of a refined sensitivity to environment, to social organization as impacted by buildings, and to sustainable and sensible use of space.
The desire to work and live with nature to create livable homes and cities is an ongoing theme of American architecture and planning. This book explores Wrights lessons on how climate, sustainability, sunlight, modern technology, local materials, and passive environmental controls can become the inspiration for excellent design, and highlights a selection of Wrights buildings to show how he dealt with these issues. The book is organized by the green concepts Wright usedÑincluding passive solar design and the use of thermal massing, passive berm insulation, environmentally sensitive landscaping, passive ventilation systems, passive natural light, and intelligent and artful adaptation of technologyÑwith examples from different houses. It shows how Wright evolved certain ideas that continue to spur discussions of green architecture design today.

224 pp. Cl.