Fill’er up please. The Frank Lloyd Wright way

Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 projects, which resulted in more than 500 completed works. He was known for his modern style of a architecture and design. He has designed houses that are located all over the USA. Falling water, the name of one of his most visually striking masterpieces is my favorite.

These are some of the houses that he had designed that are not as famous as Falling Water, but are still just as beautiful:

When you think of gas stations, you do not think of Frank Lloyd Wright. Though Frank Lloyd Wright is known for his architectual design on houses and furnishings, most people don’t know he also designed Gas Stations using what is called Googie architecture. Googie architecture (also known as populuxe or Doo-Wop) is a form of Modern architecture and a subdivision of futurist architecture, influenced by car culture and the Space and Atomic Ages. Originating in Southern California during the late 1940s and continuing approximately into the mid-1960s, the types of buildings that were most frequently designed in a Googie style were motels, coffee houses and bowling alleys. The school later became widely-known as part of the Mid-Century modern style, and some of those more notable variations represent elements of the populuxe aesthetic.

Here are a few photos of some of the gas stations, also known as filling stations that he designed:

There are so many other great structures, buildings, houses, and designs that he has created that have so much character and elegance. Here is a gallery of the photos above as well as some of the buildings and designs that Frank Lloyd Wright shared with the world.

Frank Lloyd Wright died on April 9th, 1959 of complications from an intestinal obstruction. He was 89 years old. Already well-known during his lifetime, Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as “the greatest American architect of all time”

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