Wright around Oak Park

Oak Park, Illinois, États-Unis

Visit Frank Lloyd Wright summer house

5607 County Rd C, Spring Green, WI 53588, États-Unis

Frank Lloyd Wright studio and home

951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302, États-Unis

SC Johnson headquarter designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

1525 Howe St, Racine, WI 53403, États-Unis

Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin/Illinois

Maison de la cascade, 1491 Mill Run Rd, Mill Run, PA 15464, États-Unis

The first American System-build houses are in Milwaukee

W Burnham St & S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53204, États-Unis

Monona Terrace in Madison

1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703, États-Unis

The Prefab by Wright in Bayside

1001 W Jonathan Ln, Bayside, WI 53217, États-Unis

Prairie / Usonian style in Fox Point

7111 N Barnett Ln, Fox Point, WI 53217, États-Unis

Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin/Illinois

Fern Dell Rd, Reedsburg, WI 53959, États-Unis

Bock house – Prairie Style

2420 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211, États-Unis

Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin/Illinois

2106 E Newton Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211, États-Unis

The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

9400 W Congress St, Wauwatosa, WI 53225, États-Unis

The Rookery – part 1

209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603, États-Unis

Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin/Illinois

209 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604, États-Unis

Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin/Illinois

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, 5757 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, États-Unis

Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin/Illinois

209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603, États-Unis

The Rookery – part 4

209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603, États-Unis

The Rookery – part 3

209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603, États-Unis

The Rookery – part 2

209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603, États-Unis

Wright around Oak Park

Oak Park, Illinois, États-Unis

Oak Park is home to the world’s largest collection of buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s a good idea to start by this place and explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour or by foot. You’ll see around 21 Wright-designed structures and will start to understand his architecture spirit. http://cal.flwright.org/tours/wrightaroundoakpark Pour commencer à appréhender l’œuvre de ce grand architecte, commencez par vous promener dans ce quartier pour découvrir plus d’une vingtaine de maisons qu’il a dessiné. Tours en vélo ou à pied proposés. Carte 4$ à acheter pour faire le tour vous même, magnifique pour une première approche !

Visit Frank Lloyd Wright summer house

5607 County Rd C, Spring Green, WI 53588, États-Unis

Looking for a week-end getaway ? Enjoy the countryside along the Wisconsin river and visit the former summer retreat of Frank Lloyd Wright. Discover the hillside studio, the theater but also the house, surroundings and all the other estate. Tours from May to September. Children under 10 are not allowed in some tours. https://www.taliesinpreservation.org/ Pour ceux qui cherchent à s’évader le temps d’un week-end, venez découvrir la magnifique région de Spring Green autour de la rivière Wisconsin. L’occasion au passage de visiter l’endroit où Frank Lloyd Wright aimait passer ces étés. Le studio, le théatre, la maison et les alentours se visitent de mai à septembre. Attention, les enfants de moins de 10 ans ne sont pas acceptés sur tous les tours. Photos courtesy of Taliesin

Frank Lloyd Wright studio and home

951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302, États-Unis

Frank Lloyd Wright used his first home to experiment with design concepts that contain the seeds of his architectural philosophy. In his adjacent studio, Wright and his associates developed a new American architecture – the Prairie style. Tours are available. http://cal.flwright.org/tours/homeandstudio Sa maison et son studio lui ont servis de laboratoire d’expérimentation qui a notamment donné naissance au style “Prairie”. Profitez de guides expérimentés pendant les tours.

SC Johnson headquarter designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

1525 Howe St, Racine, WI 53403, États-Unis

Frank Lloyd Wright was a good friend of the Johnson family. He designed for them their headquarter in Racine, futuristic, avant-garde, modern, bold, brilliant, you shouldn’t miss this place. Free tours all year long. https://reservations.scjohnson.com/Info.aspx?EventID=8 Ces bâtiments futuristes, audacieux, avant-garde ne vous laisseront pas de marbre. Frank Lloyd Wright, grand ami de la famille Johnson a construit leur siège social à Racine. Visites gratuites organisées toute l’année. A ne pas manquer ! Some photos are courtesy of SC Johnson

Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin/Illinois

Maison de la cascade, 1491 Mill Run Rd, Mill Run, PA 15464, États-Unis

The one I’ve missed. On a road trip to Philadelphia, we passed by the house but missed the exit… Too bad ! http://www.fallingwater.org/ Photos courtesy of Fallingwater

The first American System-build houses are in Milwaukee

W Burnham St & S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53204, États-Unis

Frank Lloyd Wright and a friend Richards bought this parcel (corner of West Burnham & Layton Blvd) to build the first American System-Built houses. Tours are offered the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. http://wrightinwisconsin.org/ Une petite parcelle de quelques maisons, dessinées par Frank Lloyd Wright fait l’angle de West Burnham et de Layton Blvd. Elles sont les premières constructions dans le style American System-built houses pour plus petits revenus. Tours organisés les 2d et 4ème samedi de chaque mois.

Monona Terrace in Madison

1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703, États-Unis

When you arrive in Madison, you are of course stunned by the Capitol replica but the Monona Convention Center facing the lake is an architectural masterpiece you must see too. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright but build after his death. Tours available. http://www.mononaterrace.com/frank-lloyd-wrights/chronology http://www.mononaterrace.com/frank-lloyd-wrights/guided-tours Photos courtesy of Monona center

The Prefab by Wright in Bayside

1001 W Jonathan Ln, Bayside, WI 53217, États-Unis

Nested in the middle of other houses, this small house has been designed by Frank Lloyd Wright himself ! It’s part of a project called the Prefab houses : Wright’s design was for a single story, L-shaped home with a pitched-roof bedroom wing joining a flat-roofed living-dining-kitchen area centered on a large masonry fireplace. To limit costs, Wright used standard Andersen windows and Pella doors, and designed the prefab to be built using standard sheets of plywood, Masonite and drywall. The exterior was to be painted Masonite with horizontal redwood battens attached, though the house could also be built of stone or concrete block, or partially faced with stone. L’une des maisons du projet Prefab #1, engagé par Wright et Marshall Erdmann pour diminuer le coût des maisons. Source Wikipedia.

Prairie / Usonian style in Fox Point

7111 N Barnett Ln, Fox Point, WI 53217, États-Unis

Unfortunately, we don’t see very well this house on my pictures because of its long private driveway. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the Prairie Style but it also embodies Wright’s Usonian ideals for low-maintenance buildings. It is built of buff-colored concrete block and cypress, neither of which requires paint or plaster. The roof is covered with hand split cedar shakes and has wide overhangs. A covered walkway leads from the end of the house to the garage, forming an “L” shape.

Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin/Illinois

Fern Dell Rd, Reedsburg, WI 53959, États-Unis

Excellent article from Valérie, the friend that made me love Frank Lloyd Wright about one the most beautiful house he designed. To be seen in Mirror Lake. http://monpetitwisconsin.com/2015/09/13/frank-llyod-wright-into-the-wild/ Photo from Valérie

Bock house – Prairie Style

2420 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211, États-Unis

This house is really astonishing. Build in 1916, it looks impregnable, stern and austère at first glimpse. But look closely at all the details, sculptures, glass panes & windows… This is a masterpiece of the Prairie style. No tours available. Austère et massive de l’extérieur mais c’est en s’approchant de plus près qu’on reconnaît le génie du maître : sculptures travaillées d’inspiration cubiste, fenêtres fines pour laisser passer la lumière en transparence… une pure beauté dans le style “Prairie”. Ne se visite pas.

Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin/Illinois

2106 E Newton Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211, États-Unis

Last year, a new house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been discovered in Shorewood. It’s pretty unusual because all the drawings are normally kept at the Taliesin Foundation but you can recognize the American System-Built home features.

The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

9400 W Congress St, Wauwatosa, WI 53225, États-Unis

Very futuristic Greek Orthodox Church designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Group tours on Tuesday and Friday but you are also welcome to the mass at 9.30am on Sunday to discover the inside. http://www.annunciationwi.org/ Approche de nouveau très futuriste pour cette église orthodoxe qui m’a rappellé le théatre rondelle du siège social de SC Johnson. Les tours en groupe sont proposés le mardi et vendredi sur rdv. En revanche, quiconque le souhaite peut s’inviter à la messe du dimanche à 9h30.

The Rookery – part 1

209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603, États-Unis

The Rookery is one of the oldest building in Chicago, build by Burnham and Root right after the great fire and is located in LaSalle Street, considered by many as “the Wall Street of Chicago”. The building was nicknamed the Rookery not only in reference to the crows and pigeons that inhabited its exterior walls, but also because of the shady politicians it housed (former City Hall). By mixing modern building techniques, such as metal framing, fireproofing, elevators and plate glass, together with traditional ones, such as brick facades and elaborate ornamentation, Burnham and Root created a bold architectural statement.

Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin/Illinois

209 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604, États-Unis

You know that I am passionate about this great american architect… Today, I was very lucky to be invited by the Frank Lloyd Preservation Trust to visit the Rookery, in the financial district of Chicago. http://cal.flwright.org/tours/rookery

Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin/Illinois

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, 5757 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, États-Unis

As a local reporter, when I had the opportunity to visit the Robie House even during a week-end, I couldn’t say no, I was so blessed to be guided inside this “Prairie-style masterpiece”… Thanks FLW Trust !

Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin/Illinois

209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603, États-Unis

The Rookery is a Chicago landmark historical building, containing one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most dramatic interior compositions. Do you remember that it was featured in The Untouchables movie as the police headquarters of Eliot Ness ?

The Rookery – part 4

209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603, États-Unis

Among Wright’s most significant alterations was the addition of white marble with Persian-style ornamentation to cover Root’s elaborate wrought iron finishes. It brought enhanced status to the building. Some of Wright’s other changes included incorporating simplified ironwork and adding his trademark style planters and light fixtures. Wright’s work on the Rookery recast the entryway in his Prairie style and added a sense of modernity through his simple but effective lighting design

The Rookery – part 3

209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603, États-Unis

A double set of curving, heavily ornamented stairs wind upward from the lobby’s second floor into the building’s interior. A wrap-around balcony on the second floor enhances the feeling of being within the interior of a “clockwork”. Stunning…

The Rookery – part 2

209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603, États-Unis

Making prodigious use of light and ornamentation, Root and Burnham designed a central light court to serve as the focal point for the entire building and provide daylight to interior offices. It’s trully a jewel… It’s this part that Frank Lloyd Wright was asked to redesign from 1905 to 1907