Frank Lloyd home and studio: the treasure of Chicago

Frank Lloyd home and studio

Architecture is itself an art which is changing the lives of people and shape the evolution of human civilization from the beginning, about millions of architects are being lived and living in this world but still only a few are considered as the masters and legends in the field of architecture.

When we do something for ourselves we have more freedom and have less responsibility to carry on, but still, we do the work more carefully than before, likewise, the home and studio of architect Frank Lloyd Wright is an experimental design of organic architecture and also that’s where it all started.

(Frank Lloyd wright’s home and studio, oak Park, Illinois, Chicago built in 1889 and renovated in 1895and restored in 1909.)

Frank Lloyd home

Frank Lloyd had the complete architecture control of the house from beginning, it is an example and inspiration for the young architects, the initial design of the house was in shingle architecture design, which contains high exclusive ornamental patterns in the building but then by years, frank Lloyd experimented something which created an evolution in the field of architecture.

Architecture philosophy:

More than just a house for living, it is like experimenting something with his creativity and architecture, today frank Lloyd’s house is like a syllabus for the young and future generation architect students and also for actual architects, frank Lloyd’s house is a mixture of shingle architecture with colonial American architecture for more living spaces but then it is also where the prairie architecture is born.

Frank used his own architecture style rather than just following what the ancestors taught and followed, in all of his work he imprinted his architecture style and it can be found clearly in frank wright’s home and studio in the oak park, Chicago.

As frank wright is well known for his organic architecture style and also to connect human, architecture with nature, he used woods in decorating his own house and studio with the same brownish color, the house is a work of classic fiction which is extraordinarily luxury in look and excellent in its design.

The decorations inside the house is an inspiration for today’s interior design, as frank is a great artist too he had a sense of art and applied it into his self-work, the windows and the furniture also symbolized “how to use the right thing at the right place which adds value to the present environment”, from window to roofs the value of the household of its material and also rightly placed.

Purpose of the house:

More than just staying under the roof when it rains and when it colds, house is a place of memories and it connects us with ourselves, frank understood it in the very beginning and designed each part of his house to serve its purpose, the design of fireplace in frank house is a great example, it serves as a reading, thinking purposes along with keeping the heat under control.

We can even say that every piece of the house and studio serves some purpose it is built for.

Interior design:

Interior design is like jewels to the house, at the early days of 19th and at the end of 18th century, architecture considered as shaping the modern culture of civilization, frank wright applied classic interior designs like the human shapes and various classic sculptures inside the house with contrasting color to the wall, he even used iron chains for decoration which displays his creativity, the art in wall also created an impact for the interior designs and sculptures played an important role like  Winged Victory of Samothrace and Beethoven placed accordingly.

Frank Lloyd’s home and studio in the oak park itself is a school to the architects to learn and to be inspired from, like a book of treasure to get amazed and to learn something new every time when we look at it.

About the author

Dhrubajyoti Roy

I am a 5th-year student pursuing a bachelor's course in Architecture. I partake in freelancing work in the field of Architecture range from buildings in Autocad to 3D Rendering and work through in Lumion.

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