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Browsing items in: Oasis - Frank Lloyd Wright's Designs for the Arizona Capitol

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    • Looking to the East over Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • ’Oasis’ was Frank Lloyd Wright’s suggested, but officially unsolicited, proposal for a new Arizona State Capitol design. The design has been recreated in this three dimensional model now on display at the Phoenix Art Museum through April 29...
    • Looking to the East

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • According to Wright’s blueprints, the House of Representatives would have occupied the the beige, hexagonal building on the left. The Senate would have been housed in the building on the right. The Supreme Court and Governor’s Office are...
    • Full Model

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "In any tall structure much expense of time and space is sacrificed to elevator shafts, landing spaces and perpetual maintenance. There is no such waste in this free ground-level plan. The plan [here presented]arranges all public spaces as related...
    • View from the South-West of Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Ample ease of access both public and private and free circulation throughout the structure is important feature of the entire scheme."
    • Open Hexagonal Canopy

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Construction is also made easy because all is easily reached directly from the ground. Foundations are inexpensive because [they are] shallow."
    • Looking to North over Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • Courtesy of the Phoenix Art Museum: "Arizona's natural landscape inspired Frank Lloyd Wright's 1957 design for the Arizona State Capitol. Although never built, he pictured the building near the red rock buttes of Papago Park in Phoenix,...
    • Looking towards the West

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "INCLUDED: complete conveniences, courts, gardens and fountains for -

      1. Senate of 30 with convenient retiring rooms for senators.

      2. Assembly of 80 with 20 committee rooms.

      3. Supreme Court with retiring rooms for each...
    • Looking Towards the South-West

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "The plan I [Wright] respectfully submit is a simple commodious arrangement of her official family: the Senate, the Assembly, and the Chief Executive suites - all provided conveniently with ample offices, committee rooms, lounges, attractive...
    • House of Representatives and North Colonnade

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "The cramped urban accommodations of the Nineteenth Century as now seen in the officially approved Capitol for Arizona should not be allowed to date the state. The design for the proposed Capitol [not Wright's design] is completely out of date in...
    • North End of Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "The dignity of modern concept in planning and integral construction appropriate to Arizona's own unique character."
    • North Colonnade

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Her [Arizona] terrain is unique in the world: destined, in spite of obtuse insistence upon industry and agriculture, to become the playground of these United States of America. The tendency of parrot-and-monkey politics 'a la Los Angeles' -...
    • Colonnade and Pool

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Therefore no more Nineteenth Century building for Arizona to go with the mortgage already foreclosed upon her landscape by the 'developer,' the pole-and-wire men and the political slaves-of-the-Expedient. When the State of Arizona builds her...
    • North Fountain

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • Fountain and intricate design work.
    • North Colonnade and Pool

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Economy of design in which every detail is characteristic."
    • West End of Building

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "The great simplicity and beauty of ground level convenience throughout: saving the cost of elevator-plant displacement and construction plus yearly cost of maintenance."
    • Canopy and South Colonnade

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "The officialdom is related to the Arizona public in convenient ways, simple, becoming and direct - the whole spacious and dignified in designs: all to be excused in materials characteristic of the State and by the latest methods of economic...
    • Colonnade and Senate Building

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "I [Wright] present a true Twentieth Century economical building of a character suited to grace Arizona landscape as seen, for instance, in unique Papago Park - a park near enough to an urban center to be convenient but yet be unspoiled by...
    • South End of Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "These preliminary drawings indicate a high, wide, sheltering crenelated-canopy of modern structure - like a great tree, filtering sunlight over subordinate but beautiful buildings and gardens standing together beneath the canopy in harmonious...
    • South Colonnade of Oasis

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "All [buildings] stand beneath and together in green gardens, fountains playing, pools reflecting. Great vistas of beauty are everywhere: useful function perfected no less - but no more so when thus sheltered and standing high and wide in Arizona...
    • South Colonnade

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Stone, copper, plastics employed in the great ferro-concrete system of construction that now constitutes the Twentieth Century body of our world. A sheltered air-conditioned spaciousness - all on one level: no elevator service needed."

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