ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE – KENTUCK KNOB
This weeks photo challenge is Angular; the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was a master at angles. One of my first blog posts highlights Kentuck Knob, a Pennsylvania home he designed in 1953 at 86 years of age. This was during the period he was working on the Guggenheim Museum. Kentuck Knob is 2200 square feet created on a grid of equilateral triangles. It was one of Wright last home designs. The pioneer of Organic Architecture died in 1959.
“ . . . one of Wright’s most poetic and beautiful residential designs. I continue to be moved by its unique and intrinsic beauty and marvel that the man who remains undisputed as America’s greatest architect, in his 86th year, found his muse on a knob in southwestern Pennsylvania . . .” Gerald Lee Morosco
“It is the nature of any organic building to grow from its site, come out of the ground into the light – the ground itself always as a component basic part of the building itself.” Frank Lloyd Wright – The Natural House 1954
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“. . . and then we have the primarily new ideal of building as organic. A building as dignified as a tree in the midst of nature.” FLW
Fran and I take particular joy in Wrights designs. Kentuck Knob was built in 1954, on a hexagonal pattern and it contains…
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