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Oasis - Frank Lloyd Wright's Designs for the Arizona Capitol
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    • Looking to the East over Oasis

    • 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...
    • Close-up of South Colonnade

    • Close-up of South Colonnade
    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "A new freedom - this - that would stand in modern times for Arizona as the Alhambra once stood in Spain before our continent was discovered."
    • Interior of the Oasis

    • Interior of the Oasis
    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Additional exhibition galleries and much space on main level and balconies are available for State Historical exhibits and other exhibits societies may wish to include."
    • Interior Mall

    • Interior Mall
    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation;
    • "Admirable dove-tailing of the public interest and the legislative function."
    • South Colonnade of Oasis

    • 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...
    • View from the South-West of Oasis

    • 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."
    • Looking West over Oasis

    • Looking West over Oasis
    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Citizens of Arizona - the State is your home! Your spirit should there find appropriate expression. To build an already dated New York monstrosity to stand up to present Arizona to posterity seems to me a crime punishable by you - yourselves. ...
    • Open Hexagonal Canopy

    • 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."
    • North Colonnade and Pool

    • North Colonnade and Pool
    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Economy of design in which every detail is characteristic."
    • North Colonnade

    • 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' -...
    • Close-up of Lattice Roof

    • Close-up of Lattice Roof
    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "I [Wright] can see why you, the citizens of Arizona, need to appoint certain men to arrange and look after your mundane affairs - just as you need police. But I am totally unable to see why those men should choose the buildings that will...
    • Colonnade and Senate Building

    • 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...
    • Full Model

    • 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...
    • Legislative Building with Adjacent Offices

    • Legislative Building with Adjacent Offices
    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "In balcony level areas of the legislature, public seating may easily be extended. Private parking scheme for the legislative body and the executive are provided at special entrance for the legislature. For the public, on either side near the...
    • Looking towards the West

    • 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...
    • Outside Covered Walkway

    • Outside Covered Walkway
    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "Many minor offices doing business of the state should not clog the legislative process but be accommodated in the old capitol building, remodeled for the purpose."
    • South Colonnade

    • 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."
    • Open Hexagonal Canopy Work

    • Open Hexagonal Canopy Work
    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • "The 400 foot wide sheltering hexagonal crenelated skeleton canopy filtering sunlight over the structure beneath - like the foliage of a great tree - cutting down air-conditioning in the Valley of the Sun."
    • House of Representatives and North Colonnade

    • 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

    • 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."

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