Originally Posted by airdave
Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most gifted artists of all time...in my opinion.
but, I agree...these types of "projects" are great "ART" but nothing more. When it comes to real life practicality, we don't always know the complete truth.
and "one with nature" doesn't really tell the whole story either...like all the disturbance and damage caused to make it "one with nature"
Few would argue Wright's designs aren't impressive visually, especially so in the era in which they were built. However, function seemed to at times follow form, instead of the opposite of that principle, in some of his buildings. In a biography of Ayn Rand (who was inspired in part by Wright to author The Fountainhead,
the story of an intransigent architect) I read, it claims she visited Wright's stunning Taliesen West studio and was somewhat disappointed when she noticed that floors creaked and sloped in some places and some interior doors wouldn't open properly due to the settling of the foundation and structure. :(
Still, even if that's true, from an aesthetic (and modeling) standpoint, Wright gave us some wonderful architecture and design for the ages.