Plain Lloyd Wright was not just considered one of the world’s greatest contemporary architects, but was also one of the most prolific and controversial open figures of his time. He was a writer, art authority, philosopher and visionary, all of which joined to inspire his craft. An outdoorsy child, Wright fell profoundly enamored with the Wisconsin landscape he investigated as a boy. “The demonstrating of the hills, the weaving and texture that clings to them, the appearance, all things considered, in tender green or canvassed with snow or in full sparkle of summer that bursts into the glorious blast of autumn,” he later reminisced.
Generally known for four distinct architectural styles, his work stemmed from his conviction that buildings should be produced using the land, and benefit the land.
Prairie: conceived out of his conviction that we required less, bigger rooms that streamed more easily and consolidated low pitched roofs, overhanging eaves, a focal smokestack, and open floor plans which, he accepted, was the cure to the limited, closed-in look of the Victorian period.
Material: these adopted on a more direct strategy, joined with influences from Mayan architecture.
Natural: this drew from natural resources, joined with the impact of Japanese architecture.
Usonian: smaller than his sprawling Prairie style residences, these contained little ornamentation and needed basements or attics. These houses were set up into zones, ordinarily with three areas: living space, small bedrooms, and a kitchen-dining region. Worked in components and furniture permitted homeowners to welcome the simpler, coordinated space Wright intended.