Weekly Architecture Fix, Vol. 8 | Organic Architecture
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Frank Lloyd Wright coined the term organic architecture. On the heels of last week’s feature on the eminent architect, this week’s feature is dedicated to Organic Architecture. The Dictionary of Architecture and Construction defines the style as: a philosophy of architectural design, emerging in the early 20th century, asserting that in structure and appearance a building should be based on organic forms and should harmonize with its natural environment. We explore this further here.
Denver Architecture Foundation Resources:
- More timely content in this DAF podcast titled Finding Y/our Place.
- Challenge and amuse yourself and your kids with this card stacking activity.
- Audio Tours teaser: A short and sweet read on Denver’s beloved Brown Palace Hotel.
- Ongoing: Take in the stunning photographs from our 2019 Y/OUR Denver Photo Exhibit, in partnership with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. Read the accompanying Denver Post article by Ray Rinaldi – “One of Denver’s best photo exhibitions right now is totally free — and you can see it in your PJs” and share/discuss with friends and family!
Feature: Organic Architecture – Resources from the world wide web
“Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders’ spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
Watch/view the following:
- “Organic architecture – 11 best buildings”
- “Organic Architecture” – a lecture by John Lobell, Pratt Institute
- “Frank Lloyd Wright sites offer virtual tours during pandemic”
- An Organic Architecture: The Architecture of Democracy by Frank Lloyd Wright
- Organic Architecture: The Other Modernism by Alan Hess
- New Organic Architecture: The Breaking Wave by David Pearson
- “Organic Architecture and the Sustaining Ecosystem”
- “Organic Architecture from Frank Lloyd Wright to Modernist“
- Denver Arts & Venues, Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO JAZZ are bringing the Five Points Jazz Festival to your home this Saturday, May 16, 6-10 p.m. Get the details here.
- The Architecture & Design Film Festival is streaming four great films live this month beginning Sunday, May 17. Check out the line-up here.
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