I have a lovely story for you all tonight!!! *smiles, adjusts glasses, opens book, clears throat*
Once upon a time, there was no distinction between one who solely designed interiors, and one who designed exteriors of buildings. This was because, well, that distinction didn’t exist! There was the architect, and the architect finely detailed almost every aspect of the entire creation!
Lovely story, right? =)
Well, at the top of my list of favorite architects in history, Frank Lloyd Wright (#1) and Antonio Gaudí (eh, #2 or #3) are prime examples of this design logic. From the exterior brick facade of a FLW house to the door handle in a Gaudí apartment, these guys covered the whole nine yards! So here’s to them! I aspire to have such a complete understanding of and connection with the buildings I will design in the future, just as they did. Although I don’t plan to design from the ground up (ahem, sustainability), I want to be a “Renaissance Designer” and do it all – creating a building that is a seamless entity! Cheers to the future & working hard so that I can accomplish that! =)
On another note, these two guys are classified as having created “organic architecture.” This can be defined as architecture that is in harmony with nature, so much that all aspects of the architecture become unified with the nature around it. The following are two sites that I had the opportunity to visit (I almost jumped out of my seat when I realized we were taking a class trip to a FLW house!). So take a visit to Gaudí’s “Casa Mila” and FLW’s “House at Ebsworth Park” (or the “Kraus House”) through my eyes!
Frank Lloyd Wright’s House at Ebsworth Park, “Krause House”
Kirkwood, Missouri – 1952
Antonio Gaudí’s Casa Milà (The Milà House)
Barcelona, Spain – 1906-1910
For more pictures, visit my Pinterest FLW&Gaudí pinboard!
Thanks for reading, and until we meet again – Ci Vediamo (see you later!)