Zachary Matthews sends some fantastic photos of the newly-restored Bruce Goff-designed Sooner Play Park Tower in Bartlesville, OK. The grand reopening of the tower was on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, where local residents who attended the original tower opening in 1964 were invited to be the first to climb the restored tower. A brave adventure in the days 25mph wind gusts.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust announced the news that the William E. Drummond-designed "Thorncroft" Residence (1912) in Riverside, IL has been added to the 2015 Wright Plus Housewalk, which takes place on May 16, 2015. Get more details here and pre-order your tickets before they sell out!
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Steve S. sends word that a condo in Minneapolis, MN designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's chief draftsman, John H. Howe, is on the market for $239,900. Howe designed the unit for Mr. and Mrs. Russell Burris (who were also the second owners of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Willey House). See the listing here.
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Curbed National recently featured a house designed by architect and Frank Lloyd Wright associate, David Henken, for sale in Pound Ridge, NY. The 1956 home is a beauty, with loads of angles, natural wood, and a rock outcropping in the living room. For $1.495 million it can be yours. Check out more here.
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This Saturday, November 29, 2014, will be the closing of the ArchiTech Gallery's last show, with the final gallery closing on December 31, 2014. If you're in the Chicagoland area and love architecture, then be sure to stop by before this institution is gone forever. More info here.
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Frank Lloyd Wright loved Christmas and celebrated it in very traditional ways with his six children in his Oak Park Home and Studio. In honer of the season and this legacy, The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will once again offer free holiday tours at the Oak Park Home and Studio on December 13 and 20, 2014. More details after the jump...
John A. sends a link to a review of the book, Alfonso Iannelli: Modern By Design (which your Prairiemod editor designed) from Bruce Johnson of artsandcraftscollector.com. Read it here. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the architecture enthusiast on your list, then I'd highly recommend this book! Get a signed copy from the author, David Jameson, here.
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Speaking of the Chicago Design Museum: On December 8th from 6-9pm, the Ferrer Foundation and Chicago Design Museum will partner for a very special fundraiser to support youth affected by violence in the Second City. With a shared belief that community and cause-based organizations can fundamentally improve the human condition, Designing Hope For Chicago aims to bring the community together for an evening of art, awareness and inspiration. More after the jump...
The Chicago Design Museum (ChiDM) the 5,000-square-foot-space on the third floor of Block Thirty Seven in downtown Chicago recently launched their second city-focused design series exhibits. Titled "Deborah Sussman Loves Los Angeles!", the series reflects on how design history recognizes cities through the work of local practitioners and their projects and featured Deborah Sussman, an iconic designer who helped shape the visual landscape of Los Angeles and define the field of environmental graphic design. More after the jump...
As part of their series called "Home Tour," WCPO contributor Brent Coleman was given the chance to tour and photograph the rarely seen Frank Lloyd Wright-designed William P. Boswell House in Indian Hill, OH. The catch? You have to be a subscriber to see and read it. If you don't want to take the bait and sign up, then check out photos from when the house was last on the market here and here.
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Mark Hertzberg sends word that the newly launched website for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Penwern estate (located in Delavan, WI) has been updated with a collection of Wright's drawings for the house, boathouse, barn, and gate lodge. Check them out here.
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Students and faculty from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture recently completed the design of a group of homes that are planned for Cahava Springs, a 982-acre master planned preserve community in the Town of Cave Creek, AZ. Read more here and here.
Rendering by the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
A new book exploring the Organic Architecture of Mickey Muennig has been released. Titled Mickey Muennig: Dreams and Realizations for a Living Architecture and published by Gibbs Smith the book is a long overdue look at the work of this visionary architect. More after the jump...
Nelson B. also sends word that the Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (1927) in Los Angeles, CA, built of concrete blocks and looking like a wonderful ancient temple, has come back to the market for $1.9 million. Read more here.
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