28 Photos - Apr 9, 2012
Photo: A wall of 10-foot doors and windows admits maximum daylight. The transoms above, called clerestory perforated boards, are unique to each home Wright designedPhoto: Photo: Photo: The LEGO Group today has announced the LEGO® Architecture Robie House, an interpretation of Wright’s most famous Prairie style work. Designed by architectural artist Adam Reed Tucker, Robie House is a model of the 9,026-square-foot Frederick C. Robie House located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

With models developed in collaboration with architects, LEGO Architecture aims to inspire future architects, engineers and designers as well as architecture fans around the world. Fans of all ages can collect and construct iconic architectural sites, including: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater, the Space Needle in Seattle, the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center in Chicago, New York’s Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center, The White House in Washington, D.C., Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois and the Burj Kalifa in Dubai.

Each LEGO Architecture set contains a booklet featuring step-by-step building instructions that is prefaced by history, information and photographs of each iconic building, its design origin, its architect and its architectural features.

LEGO Architecture: Robie House is recommended for ages 16 and older and includes 2,276 pieces and a booklet with details on Robie House’s design and history.

About Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House sparked a revolution in residential architecture that still reverberates today. The Robie House was the first historic property to be declared a National Historic Landmark based solely upon its architectural merit.

Designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of the 10 most significant structures of the 20th century, the impressive home features dramatic overhangs which appear to defy gravity and continuous bands of stunning art glass which dissolve the barrier between interior and exterior. It is an American treasure and celebrated as one of Chicago’s most important buildings.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust presents guided tours of this architectural masterpiece located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, offering a first-hand experience of its amazing contemporary spaces and interpretation of Wright’s innovative 1908 design.Photo: Photo: Photo: Frank Lloyd Wright designed with an eye toward uniformity. At the Zimmerman House in Manchester, New Hampshire, interior and exterior spaces flow together. The same autumnal colors are used throughout.
Frank Lloyd Wright was known for using a brownish red he called Cherokee red. Made with iron oxide, Cherokee red was not one exact color but a whole range of reddish hues, some dark and some more vivid. In this photo, gold and red furnishings harmonize with colors of the woodwork and bricks.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Interior, George and Delta Barton House, Buffalo, N.Y., designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, built 1903-4 [photo: Biff Henrich/Keystone]. The Barton House is part of the Martin House Complex. Delta Barton was Darwin Martin's sister.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Wright’s early green-design principles are still valid today: an open floor plan, passive solar and radiant heat, maximized daylight, and recycled construction waste. Much of the living room and dining room furniture is built from leftover plywood. Top: Lawrence and Sharon Tarantino stayed true to Wright’s original design, earning them the AIA-NJ Preservation Merit Award.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Frank Lloyd Wright | I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremetting devotion to the things you want to see happen.