Willey House Stories Part 22: Calling The Kettle Back
Every house has stories to tell, particularly if the house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Some stories are familiar. Some are even true. Some, true or not, have been lost to time, while others are yet to be told. Steve Sikora, owner of the Malcom Willey House, continues his exploration of the home and its influence on architecture and society. In this seven-chapter subseries of the Willey House Stories, Steve reflects on Frank Lloyd Wright’s fireplaces, their purpose and meaning—and the search for one missing kettle. Subsequent chapters will follow over the next few weeks. Click here to read chapter one.
FLWBC Events: The New Kalita Humphreys Theater Master Plan
The New Kalita Humphreys Theater Master Plan Zoom
January 25, 2023 6:00–7:30pm CST
Join the Frnak Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy on Wednesday, January 25 at 6:00pm CST as representatives from Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Harboe Architects and the Dallas Theater Center present their bold new master plan for the Kalita Humphreys Theater and surrounding green spaces. Years of neglect and additions have compromised the integrity of Wright’s 1955 building, and this long-awaited project aims to restore the theater to its original state and transform the surrounding parkland into a vibrant new outdoor destination. More here.
Unbuilt Frank Lloyd Wright Skyscraper Projects Brought To Virtual Life
Three unbuilt projects by Frank Lloyd Wright have been recreated in 3D renderings by Spanish architect David Romero for the newest issue of the Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly a hard-copy magazine of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
The tallest of the three, "The Illinois," remains one of Wright’s most famous projects. The mile-high skyscraper was unveiled by Wright in 1956 and would have stood four times taller than the world’s then-largest building. "The Empire State Building would be a mouse by comparison," Wright boasted at the time. Read more here and get your issue of the Quarterly by becoming a member of the FLLW Foundation here.
History of American Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright
Join Kevin Adkisson for the return of the Cranbrook Center’s popular History of American Architecture Lecture Series. The sixth annual installment will focus on the creativity and legacy of America’s most enduring architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Each week, the 75-minute, image-based lecture will examine and illuminate an aspect of Wright’s career. From the start of his apprenticeship in Chicago in 1887 to his death in Arizona in 1959, Wright designed some 1,114 architectural works—532 of which were built—and transformed what it meant to be an architect. This lecture series surveys Wright’s career chronologically, with each week starting from a single building as a case study. These five projects, all now accessible to the public, embody five distinct aspects of Wright’s philosophies, influence, and legacy. Get more details here.
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