PART 2 - A TRIP TO THE SOUTHWEST INCLUDED TOURING AN AMAZING WORK OF ARCHITECTURE BY THE GREATEST AMERICAN ARCHITECT - FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.
We drove the quick 45 minutes to arrive at one of the most famous works of architecture in the United States by America's greatest architect - TALIESEN WEST, located just outside Scottsdale. This residential structure that also included Wright's studio had been on my Bucket List since I was a student in architecture school. In 1991 The American Institute of Architects recognized Frank Lloyd Wright as the greatest American Architect of all time.
This building has a unique history involving Frank Lloyd Wright and many students that apprenticed under Wright. According to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation - In the initial winters Wright and his students lived in tents while they built the first structures, mainly by hand using as much local material as possible (rocks, stone and sand). The design of the buildings complemented the natural Sonoran Desert landscape of the site.
Student Designed & Built Shelters
Cabaret Theatre & Piano
If you want to view more photos just click - TALIESIN WEST PHOTOS . Who knows - it might even get you to plan a trip to see this completely unique place.
Next week, I will bring the final leg of our trip to Arizona. Tucson and one of the coolest resorts you could ever sleep in surrounded by the beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape of the Southwest.
Go West Vagabonds old & young!
“The mission of an architect is to help people understand how to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme, and meaning to life.”
Frank Lloyd Wright - 1957