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

    • 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...
    • 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."
    • South End of Oasis

    • 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...
    • Looking Towards the South-West

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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."
    • Looking to North over Oasis

    • 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,...
    • 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."
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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."
    • Canopy and South Colonnade

    • 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...
    • 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."
    • 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 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. ...
    • Interior Walkway

    • Interior Walkway
    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • Office spaces within the main mall.
    • Stairwell

    • Stairwell
    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Architectural Models
    • Indoor staircase.
    • 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 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...

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