Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)
Pacific Dwelling for Mr. and Mrs. Morris, San Francisco, 1945
VC Morris commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build a gallery on Maiden Lane in San Francisco. While working together, Wright proposed this mansion for Morris’ dramatic lot in San Francisco’s Seacliff neighborhood. Morris considered Wright’s first design too elaborate (top). He asked Wright to dial it back. The bottom image shows the toned-down version haha. It was never built; Morris’ Xanadu Gallery is Wright’s only San Francisco building.
I’ve seen these original FLW drawings. They are sublime.
paul rudolph… sanderling beach club, siesta key, florida, 1952
windows wrapping the house…
orange house by norisada maeda [(http://www.designboom.com)]
Peter Behrens, Neolog synagogue, Zilina, Slovakia, 1928. Photo: before 1939.
BLOC RESIDENCE IN MEUDON, FRANCE, 1965
JEAN ARP AND SOPHIE TAEUBER-ARP
STAIRWAY IN THE CAFÉ AUBETTE IN STRASBOURG, 1928
FLOWER KIOSK AT THE MALMÖ CEMETERY, 1969
Exterior and interiors of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Paul Engelmann’s Stonborough house in the suburbs of Vienna. It’s hard not to see the austere- even ferocious- elegance of Wittgenstein’s mind writ across every inch of this structure.
For Daruma's fascinating article on the influence Wittgenstein's foray into architecture had on Tadao Ando, here.
Robin Hood Gardens, Poplar, London, 1967-72 by Alison & Peter Smithson (Alison & Peter Smithson)
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, Mexico by Pedro Ramírez Vázquez (1964)