Beautiful, Architecturally Sound and Delicious.
I love this rendering of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim Museum, Located on Fifth Avenue at 88th Street. I’ll be heading up there later today!
Update 7/3/17: I took this photo today at the Museum of Modern Art as part of their current exhibit, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, up through October 1, 2017.
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I am a big fan of the work of maverick architect Frank Lloyd Wright; this much is no secret. When I was in Chicago in the Spring of 2010, I had the chance to take the train out to the suburb of Oak Park, where I toured Wright’s own family home and studio as well as a dozen or so other residences designed by Wright that still exist in that neighborhood. Wow, what a cool way to spend an afternoon is all I can say. Frank Lloyd Wright! Sadly, I did not get to see the Robie House – which resides in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood – because it was undergoing renovation at the time. Built in 1910 for Frederic Robie, a bicycle and motorcycle manufacturer, this home was one of the first houses to be turned into a national landmark. Now, LEGO has released a replica kit of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 101-year-old masterpiece. Because, how could they not? The LEGO Robie House, designed by Adam Reed Tucker, includes 2,276 pieces and is now available directly from LEGO at This Link for just $199!
Thanks to Gizmodo For The Tip!
It really is true that I missed the best New York City weather so far this year during the week I spent vacationing in Chicago. It also seems to be the case that I brought Chicago’s dreary, damp and cold weather back with me (you’re welcome), as yesterday was one of those Saturdays where you can’t help but ask, “How can I manage to leave my house but still spend all day indoors avoiding this crap weather?” You know what I’m talking about. On such a day, Geoffrey and I found ourselves at the marvelous Guggenheim Museum, where there was much arty fabulousness to enjoy for free (thank you, Corporate Membership)!
Submission From Saunders Architecture
As of today you have ten more days to experience Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, a collective experience were hundreds of artists and architects were invited to re-imagine the central void of the rotunda space within the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building. What that means basically is a bunch artistically inclined creative thinkers submitted proposals for installations or redesigns to fill the big empty space in the middle of this spiral-shaped building’s interior. For this challenge, you cannot even imagine the fantastic things that some people conjured up in their brains. Honestly, this was the most fun exhibit I’ve seen at the Guggy in the past five years, including Cai Guo-Qiang’s reinacted car bomb explosion from last year. You can see thumbnails of all the proposals at This Link, but if you can make it uptown to Fifth Avenue and 89th Street, you really have to see this exhibit in person. You have until April 28, 2010.
Submission From Ball Nogues Studio
Also on current display at the Guggenheim New York is a wonderful “out of the box thinking” photography/video/performance exhibit called Haunted, which just happens to be the title of my favorite novel by Chuck Palahniuk! The Haunted exhibit was also a lot of fun and very thought provoking. Art! Do pay a visit to the Guggenheim as soon as you can and if it’s a nice day out remember that Central Park is just across the street!
“The space within becomes the reality of the building.” Fallingwater House in Winter,
(Located in Bear Run, Pennsylvania)
Anybody who knows dick about architecture knows that Frank Lloyd Wright was a mysterious genius. The Guggenheim museum here in NYC (which Wright designed) currently has an amazing retrospective of his projects – both built and unrealized – including plans, drawings, schematics, models and photographs of structures that would just crack your skull wide open with their awesomeness. Geoffrey and I saw the Guggenheim show a few weeks ago and I am still having dreams about his houses. I mean, have you ever seen pictures of the Fallingwater House? Can you even believe something like that exists? Talk about an artist who was light years a head of his time.
The Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit runs through August 23rd, 2009 at the Guggy, located uptown at 89th and Fifth Avenue, across from Central Park.