More than 600 design projects by the master never materialised. Now there are plans to bring them to completion. In digital form.
Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the founders of the Modern Movement and also one of the most prolific architects of his day. The foundation that bears his name calculates that out of a total of 1,171 works he designed, 660 never actually saw the light of day.
A wealth of masterpieces, then, that existed only on paper but which over the last few years have been attracting attention once again. In 2018 Spanish architect David Romero produced some renderings of the Gordon Strong Building designed in 1924, and now Angi, an American company specialising in customised residential solutions, has invited London-based NeoMam Studios to reconstruct three residences digitally: the Mrs David Devin House (Chicago, 1896), the Cottage Studio for Ayn Rand (Connecticut, 1946) and the Lake Tahoe Lodge (California, 1923).
“The first comes very close to Wright’s early work,” say the British architects, who examined the sketches and archive notes. “The second is evocative of the famous Fallingwater House, whereas the lodge was, by his own admission, a speculative project, destined to remain on paper.
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