Sunday, March 30, 2008

Mute Monday: Greatness

Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun. – Frank Lloyd Wright















25 comments:

The Troll said...

Awesome. True greatness. Love the clarity. I need a house like that.

Happy Mute Monday and Boxer Day!

Aunty Belle said...

Yes, true greatness--love the one in the snow--wow.

Happy MM!

Kate said...

Wow! I could seriouly fall in love with several of these...Happy MM!

ThursdayNext said...

I was at the MET today and of course thinking of Frank Lloyd Wright...the room he has there is lovely. Happy MM!

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

are those all local places? beeyoooteee ful!

Anonymous Boxer said...

Oh! Oh! I love these - a few years ago I visited Taliesin West and have never looked at things the same. Pure greatness. Happy MM!

Vixen said...

I *LOVE* what you did with the theme! HappyMonday!!!

Kelly Jene said...

Great take on the subject. I love that last one. Happy MM!

The Java Junkie said...

FLW is wonderful, and so is your take on the theme! Happy MM!

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moi said...

All: I would soooooo have a hard time picking one to live in! Some time in each would be cool.

Pirate: The last two are local – the second to last is by Antoine Predock (who did much of UNM, La Luz condos on the West Side, etc.) and it's on the West Mesa. The very last home is by Eric Spurlock – it's somewhere in the foothills. The weird bubble like house over the lake is by Bart Prince, local boy, who lives in ABQ. This particular house is in Aspen.

iamnot said...

Come visit us at Taliesin.

Happy MM.

having my cake said...

Oh my word! Truly Grand Designs :)

Leigh said...

I also love architecture. Great choices!

she said...

im frank gehry girl, but i appreciate vision in any combination. but then, ive never seen a FLW in real life so who knows?

boy. thursday next is ALWAYS out seeing great stuff. NYC people have it good.

happy MM

she said...

rent "sketches of frank gehry" directed by sydney pollack. real good.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

you know, predock is in my 'hood? true story - his office is right down the street from me. he likes my old neighborhood as much as I do.

I heart bart prince. have you seen his place over on Monte Vista? So cool...

Not that Type of Raven said...

Ah! FLW! YESSS! Excellent MM. His structors are just soothing to look at. Brilliant MM. ^_^

moi said...

She: That's 'cause you be the spayshul child, the one with the soaring artistic imagination. And I'm all, Mid Century Modern? I'll take it :o). I think Gehry is a genius, but I have to work at him. Actually, work at standing up straight while looking at his creations – everything of his seems to be falling down in waves.

Pirate: Oh you lucky, ducky, I know your neighborhood. It's where I'd go if I lived in town. I know all the Prince homes in Albuturkey. I stalk them, planning my eventual ownership :o)

Raven: He's the greatest, for sure – almost spiritual.

Ms Robinson said...

I should find these aspirational and I do but mostly I find them soothing.

Bunny said...

Awesome architecture!

Marvelous Mute Monday!

moi said...

So interesting that several of you use the word "soothing" to describe these homes. I hadn't thought of it so blatantly, but that's it exactly. Perfect integration of form, function, structure, and site.

Gypsy said...

I love the first one and the third to last. I'm not fussy which one of those I live in. Beautiful MM Moi.

Meghan said...

You never fail to quote the greatest minds and artesians of our time.

You really must be my long-lost sister.

The Poet Laura-eate said...

One of the few modern architects I have any time for (aside from our own Brit equivalent Charles Rennie Mackintosh of course!). I do tend to prefer Lloyd-Wright's curvier creations though, finding some a little too severe.