Having been a Frank Lloyd Wright fan for many years we took the opportunity to visit Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. What served as his winter home and a school from 1937 until 1959 when he died, Taliesin West continues to this day as an architecture school.
While it differs from what most think of a FLW design, it does pay tribute to the local native people, as well as celebrates the abundant sunshine that Arizona provides.
The facility uses Native American symbols throughout.
Wright’s design made a connection to the desert in the use of long, low, sweeping lines.
When they were building the site they found Native petroglyphs onsite.
The landscaping throughout provides vivid color from the flowering bushes.
There is significant use of stone throughout.
The interior, as with most FLW design, has extensive built in furniture.
A bust of FLW adorned the last room toured.