Always wanted to explore Fallingwater, Taliesin West, or another famous house designed by the brilliant architect? Now you have a chance thanks to a digital initiative.
Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the pioneers of modern architecture and possibly the most influential American architect of all times. During his lifetime, he completed over five hundred structures, and his oeuvre spans from museums and auditoriums to hotels, churches, and residences, many of which are ordinarily open to the public.
However, the current situation and enforced physical distancing made most of these sites close their doors, and that includes the iconic homes Fallingwater, Hollyhock House, and Taliesin West. Luckily, three organizations that are involved in conserving and maintaining Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy launched a free online project called #WrightVirtualVisits that lets people visit some of the architectural gems through narrated videos.
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“It is precisely at this time, when so many are shut inside, that we need to experience beauty and inspiration. Wright’s works bring people together in harmony with the natural world, reminding us that we are all connected, even when we’re apart,” says the project introduction by Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, one of the participating institutions.
The program was launched on April 2 and will continue every Thursday for six weeks, encompassing twelve estates in total. At this moment, you can immerse yourself in the vibrant interiors of the Samara House or in the harmonious geometry of the Seth Peterson Cottage.
New videos are available every Thursday at 12 p.m. CT.