Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Robie House!

For a budding young architect such as myself, a trip to Chicago wouldn't be complete without a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House.  As with other famous buildings, having learned about it in school, discussed it extensively and picked apart its meaning, implications, and design philosophy, I was a little worried that it wouldn't really be all that exciting when finally looking at it in person.  I'm happy to say that this wasn't the case.  The Robie House is incredibly beautiful, and I spent quite some time sitting on the porch and in the living room.  It has that quality that only a few special building posess of having its own voice, a personality that you can almost hear whispering to you when you walk through it.

This is my favorite photo of the day.  You can really feel the horizontality of the building, the stacking of planes , the most important feature of Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie style houses.

Sitting on the porch, under the giant cantilevering roof.

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