Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, by Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)
Millard House or “La Miniatura”, 645 Prospect Crescent, Pasadena, California, 1923
In his autobiography, Frank Lloyd Wright called concrete blocks “the cheapest (and ugliest) thing in the building world” and he wanted to see “what could be done with that gutter-rat.” The Millard House was the first Usonian House to use textured textile blocks to create a new style that suggests Mayan forms:
The Marin Civic Center, 20 miles north of San Francisco, was the last project of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Although Wright died in 1959, the project was pursued under the direction of Aaron Green, his apprentice. It was finished in 1962.
Frank Lloyd Wright | Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California, 1960
Ennis House Corridor, Frank Lloyd Wright. Hollywood, CA.
V.C. Morris Gift shop - Frank Lloyd Wright - San Francisco
Recognized by Wright as his earliest “Usonian” house, La Miniatura is also the first residence to utilize Frank Lloyd Wright’s highly inventive textile block building system
1939 Sturges House | Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright (overseen by Taliesin fellow John Lautner) | 449 N. Skyewiay Road, Los Angeles, CA
The home, a historic-cultural monument, is currently owned by Jack Larson who played Jimmy Olson in the 1950s TV series The Adventures of Superman.
Frank Lloyd Wright, Xanadu Gallery, San Francisco
Small scale study for Guggenheim Museum in New York
Lloyd Wright’s John Sowden house (1926), Los Feliz, California
Edit: Many thanks to ChicagoGeek for pointing out that the house was designed by Frank’s son Lloyd Wright, an accomplished architect in his own right, who served as his father’s construction manager for several of the California textile-block projects throughout the 1920s.