April 13, 2020, 5:24 pm
As the Spring home touring season approaches, many architecture buffs and architectural organizations have had to cancel their scheduled tours and refund tickets. Of those affected is the iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s foundation. With some of the most easily recognizable modern homes in history, the foundation in his name has responded quickly and creatively to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy in partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced last week that every Thursday at 1pm Pacific time, each participating location of Wright’s legacy will share a short video tour of the homes on their social media accounts!
In an effort to allow people far and wide to see the homes and to raise awareness of the foundations’ causes, the virtual tours can be viewed on Facebook, Instagram, the homes’ respective websites, and Twitter.
Here are some of our favorite Frank Lloyd Wright designs offering #WrightVirtualVisits.
The Hollyhock House | Hollywood, CA
Now the site of Barnsdall Art Park, the Hollyhock house was one Wright’s first California commissions.
Fallingwater | Mill Run, PA
Cantilevered above waterfalls of the Bear Run tributary sits one of Wright’s most recognizable designs. Designed as a result of Wright’s “organic architecture” philosophy and his interest in classic Japanese design, Fallingwater was intended to be a nature retreat for its original owners, The Kaufmanns.
The Malcolm Willey House | Minneapolis, MN
Originally sited with panoramic views of the Mississippi river, Willey house is often seen as a bridge between Wright’s earlier Prairie School Style and his more modern Usonian Style.
For all full list of participating sites click here.