What are some famous designs by Frank Lloyd Wright?


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Some famous designs by Frank Lloyd Wright are Fallingwater, The Guggenheim Museum, Robie House, Hollyhock House and Taliesin West. Fallingwater in Mill, Run, Pennsylvania, incorporates a waterfall both inside and outside of the house. The organic combination of man-made and natural structures inspired Ayn Rand's novel, "The Fountainhead."

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Another iconic Frank Lloyd Wright structure is the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. This contemporary work of art houses other modern art masterpieces. The inside of the museum features a spiraling ramp that swirls around the walls up to the roof. Wright worked on this building at the end of his life, dying just before it came to fruition.

Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the center of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Before Wright died, though, it was his home. As in Fallingwater, the architect incorporated the natural landscape into the house by using long horizontal lines and earthy tones to mimic the desert.

Wright built both Robie House in Chicago and Hollyhock House in Los Angeles for wealthy individuals. The former features Wright's characteristic terraces and levels in the prairie style along with art-glass windows, while the latter combines the prairie style with a Mayan-inspired facade and hollyhock theme.

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