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Organic Architecture ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Category: Architecture December 30th, 2007 by mbc

A Frank Lloyd Wright quotation:

Organic architecture more or less means organic society. An architecture inspired by this ideal cannot acknowledge the laws imposed by aestheticism or mere taste, just as an organic society should reject any external imposition on life that contrast with nature and the character of the man who has found his work and the place where he can be happy and useful in a form of existence suited to him.

In short, architecture should follow the needs of society and the individuals within that society; that any awkward imposition caused by aestheticism or mere taste should be rejected. This struck me as a powerful quote that pretty much sums up my own personal approach to architecture. Whilst architectural styles and movements can entice with their aesthetic beauty, discipline and rigour, my personal needs for an attractive and yet functional environment drive me down a more pragmatic route.

Form follows function…

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  1. Ahmad Zharif Says:

    hello, i just wanted to know where you get this quote, as in the detail source of the Frank Lloyd Wright.

    I hope you can help me. I am currently doing a dissertation on FLW!

  2. mbc Says:

    Oooh, good question – I think it’s from a Architectural text book that I bought years ago. Wikipedia is a good place to start your researches!

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