Building with Frank Lloyd Wright: an illustrated memoir
This is the first-hand account of a young couple who in 1936 challenged Wright to produce a decent house for $5,000. Wright responded with the innovations-floor heating, flat roof, concrete floor, solid walls, grouping of utilities, carport, seclusion from the street but openness to a garden through banks of door windows-that made their house the revolutionary “Usonia Number One.”&Within five years the Jacobs moved to the country, where Wright designed the “Solar Hemicycle, ” which featured a windfoil design and the passive solar construction that became the prototype for such buildings. The 89 illustrations show the construction and important details of both houses.
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