"We create our buildings
and then they create us.
Likewise, we construct our circle of friends and our communities
and then they construct us."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
One of the highlights of our Scottsdale trip was a visit to Taliesin West - the winter home of the infamous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The guided tour around the property gave us a glance into Wright's life, and his philosophies around space and design.
It was a beautiful day to tour the property, warm sunshine with a slight cool breeze. It was definitely high on my list of "things to do" while in Scottsdale. I've admired Wright's design philosophy, but gained a new appreciation after my visit to Taliesin West. Getting an up close and personal view of how he mixes different elements - hard and soft, closed in spaces that lead to open spaces, indoor spaces that melt into outdoor living - really resonates with how I like to design. To me it's all about the balance, and that's a trait that Wright certainly perfected in his career as an architect.
If you ever get the chance, go visit! It's certainly worth a view, and getting to see how beautiful it is in person and how thoughtful design can really stand the test of time.
For more information, visit http://franklloydwright.org/taliesin-west/