Gothamist.com recently featured a 1930 article highlighting the "all-glass buildings" designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the heart of New York City that never made it off the drawing board. Read more here.
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Designslinger recently posted some great photos of Ganz Hall, inside Adler and Sullivan's Auditorium Building in Chicago. See the photos here.
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Lynn Becker recently visited the ArchiTech Gallery in Chicago and was treated to a preview of the eagerly anticipated monograph coming next year on Alfonso Iannelli (designed by your PrairieMod editor!) I know it seems like it's taking forever, but let Lynn tell you--it'll be worth the wait. Obviously, as we get closer to publication I'll let readers know more details!
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Zachary M. and Nelson B. both sent a link to the beautiful 1955 Tracy House in Seattle (which is for sale for $950,000) was recently featured on Curbed Seattle. See the post here.
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Curbed National puts up an interesting post about 5 recent home listings that take severe liberties in attaching Frank Lloyd Wright's name to the buildings (presumably in the hope that it will blind prospective buyers to how gaudy or un-Wrightian the homes actually are). See more here. And in case you're wondering...that sound you hear is Frank spinning in his grave (wherever it is).
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Patrick Steffes, Contributor to the blog Forgotten Chicago, sent word about a recent re-discovery that fans of Midwestern Modernism will want to take notice of. During a sold-out bus tour highlighting overlooked suburban architecture on August 26, the intrepid explorers at Forgotten Chicago finally revealed the location of Bertrand Goldberg’s long forgotten 1939 Standard Homes. These modest homes caused a sensation when new, but their location has been unknown for decades. Using old newspaper microfilm, fire insurance maps, and multiple visits to the community, the remaining homes in the Chicago suburb of Melrose Park, IL were located in late 2011.
One of Goldberg’s earliest residential designs, and part of a plan for thousands of low-cost homes across the country, other Standard Homes were also built in Indiana and Maryland. These Chicago-area homes are located on 22nd Avenue between Division Street and North Avenue in Melrose Park; information on other recent Forgotten Chicago finds and upcoming events may be found here.
Photo credits top to bottom: Bertran Goldberg Archive, Chicago Daily News, 1939 & Patrick Steffes, 2011
The blog, Design Slinger, offers-up some historical and present-day photo details of the Louis Sullivan's former Carson Pirie Scott & Co. State Street store (now a City Target). Check it out here.
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Wired.com's "Geek Mom" recently posted about the art and legacy of Charles and Ray Eames. Even if you are well aware of the Dynamic MCM Duo's work, you may still enjoy this refresher. Read it here.
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PrairieMod reader, Zachary M. sends a link to a fascinating post on laobserved.com about "Reluctant Angeleno" author Allon Schoener's visit to the Eames' Pacific Palisades home for the first time in almost six decades. Read it here.
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I stumbled upon this blog post on comicbookresources.com that asks why no one has ever used Frank Lloyd Wright architecture as a model for Superman's adopted urban home, Metropolis. Read more here.
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Wright Chat user DRN posts the news that the Ellis House designed by architect Malcolm Wells in Cherry Hill, NJ is currently on the market for $494,900. If you're on the East Coast and interested in living PrairieMod, then check out more on this fab home here and see the listing here.
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Mark Hertzberg recently had the opportunity to photograph the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed "Great Workroom" at the SC Johnson Administration Building in Racine, WI. As happens, though, several other things around the campus caught his eye. Check out all of Mark's fantastic photos here from an afternoon spent "Wright" at SC Johnson.
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Online Colleges recently posted their list of the "50 Best Blogs for Architecture Students", which compiled the list as an informational resource that can help students excel in their courses and beyond. PrairieMod makes a respectable showing at #24! See the entire list here.
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Need a break this afternoon? Then check out the blog, Paradise Leased, which offers an in-depth visual exploration of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Imperial Hotel (1915-1923), formally of Tokyo, Japan. Check out a bevvy of historical images of this (now lost) magnificent architectural wonder here.
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Every so often, two great things come together to produce something truly special. Case in point: The Organic Design Operatives (ODO) recently produced some exquisitely designed and crafted furniture for Unity Temple Restoration Foundation to use as part of their gift shop at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unit Temple. Read about the design process, execution and installation at the ODO website here. Then plan a visit to Unity Temple to see this fantastic furniture (and building) for yourself!
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Blair Kamin writes about the very real concerns surrounding the long-term future of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed David and Gladys Wright House, even after the recent promise by developers to not tear down the concrete block masterpiece. Read more here.
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How magazine's blog reports that P22 Type Foundry has released a "Pro" version of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed typeface dubbed "Eaglefeather."
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Mark Hertzberg of Wright In Racine sends links to two photo sets: One on Providence, RI's "Superman" Building (whose lone tenant, Bank of America, is moving out and its unclear what the future of the building will be); the other set is on the Eero Saarinen-designed Milwaukee War Memorial Center. See "Superman" stuff here and here. Saarinen stuff here.
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Curbed LA features a sweet little 1950 MCM post and beam gem recently to the market in the Studio City for $799,000. It's had very few previous owners and as photos show, it retains plenty of original woodwork and built-ins. But who did it? If anyone knows the architect, let us know! See more here and here.
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Metropolis Magazine's most recent installment in their examination of the ways and places (both past and present) American's work showcases what is arguably the most inspirational workspace in the country: "The Great Workroom" at The SC Johnson Administration Building, the 1936 design by Frank Lloyd Wright. Read and see more here.
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