Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation To Host Virtual Tours
As the Spring home touring season approaches, many architecture buffs and architectural organizations have had to cancel their scheduled tours and refund tickets. Of those affected is the iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s foundation. With some of the most easily recognizable modern homes in history, the foundation in his name has responded quickly and creatively to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy in partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced last week that every Thursday at 1pm Pacific time, each participating location of Wright’s legacy will share a short video tour of the homes on their social media accounts!
In an effort to allow people far and wide to see the homes and to raise awareness of the foundations’ causes, the virtual tours can be viewed on Facebook, Instagram, the homes’ respective websites, and Twitter.
Here are some of our favorite Frank Lloyd Wright designs offering #WrightVirtualVisits.
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As we are all sheltering in our homes, our friends at @hollyhockhouse give us a #WrightVirtualVisits tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Los Angeles commission. Please be sure to follow their page on Facebook for more pictures and videos, and follow along on Instagram and Twitter too: https://www.facebook.com/officialhollyhockhouse/ https://www.instagram.com/hollyhockhouse/
The Hollyhock House | Hollywood, CA
Now the site of Barnsdall Art Park, the Hollyhock house was one Wright’s first California commissions.
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Fallingwater Director Justin Gunther shares a video from his personal archive with Marta Wojcik at the Westcott House. In these difficult times, we can all get some comfort from the beauty found in the places we care about the most. Since Fallingwater is closed to the public and Justin can’t share the interior with you in person, he’s giving us a glimpse of the exterior of the house and landscape. He looks forward to having Fallingwater back open for you to experience in person soon. For more info, Fallingwater.org. #Fallingwater #WrightVirtualVisits #westcotthouse #franklloydwright #franklloydwrighthouse #architecturetour #architecture
Fallingwater | Mill Run, PA
Cantilevered above waterfalls of the Bear Run tributary sits one of Wright’s most recognizable designs. Designed as a result of Wright’s “organic architecture” philosophy and his interest in classic Japanese design, Fallingwater was intended to be a nature retreat for its original owners, The Kaufmanns.
The Malcolm Willey House | Minneapolis, MN
Originally sited with panoramic views of the Mississippi river, Willey house is often seen as a bridge between Wright’s earlier Prairie School Style and his more modern Usonian Style.
For all full list of participating sites click here.