Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic Architecture: Homes in Harmony with Nature

Frank Lloyd Wright

Speaking of great architects with June 8 birthdays, in addition to Bruce Goff, Frank Lloyd Wright also has a birthday today. Wright is one of America’s most influential architects, defining the Organic Architecture movement which incorporated natural designs into homes. He was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, on June 8, 1867.

Wright’s best known work of Organic Architecture is the 1939 Fallingwater House, located in Mill Run in southwest Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. The house was declared a  UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2019, along with seven other buildings under the category of “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” including the architect’s famous Taliesin homes: his Taliesin home in Spring Green, Wisconsin, and Taliesin West which served as his snowbird winter home and laboratory in Scottsdale, Arizona’s desert.

Here are all eight buildings representing “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.”

Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Fallingwater over Bear Run waterfall in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains. | Sean Pavone

Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois

Interior of the Unity Temple designed by Frank Lloyd Wright on June 15, 2016 in Oak Park, Illinois | Nagel Photography

Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago, Illinois

Built in 1910, the Frederick C. Robie House, designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, located near the campus of the Chicago University. | Marek Lipka-Kadaj

Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin

A view of the architecture of famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s home “Taliesin” built in 1911 in Spring Green, Wisconsin. | Juli Hansen

Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, California

Hollyhock House was built in 1922 by Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles, California | Wangkun Jia

Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin

Exterior of the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs First House, commonly referred to as Jacobs I. This is a single family home located at 441 Toepfer Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. Designed by noted American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, it was constructed in 1937 and is generally considered to be the first Usonian home. | James Steakley

Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona

Exterior view of the famous Taliesin West | Kit Leong

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, New York

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of modern and contemporary art. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright | Tinnaporn Sathapornnanont