Organic architecture is the art of sustainable living. Also, organic architecture is a term Frank Lloyd Wright used to describe his environmentally integrated approach to architectural design, this is more of a way of living than a tangible thing as it involves respecting the properties of surrounding natural materials, understanding the function of the building, and making them work together with the building site in a harmonious way. Here are some of the Wright’s design ideology and principles as shown below.
- The belief that a building should appear to grow easily from its site.
- Choosing one dominant form for a building and integrating that form throughout.
- Using natural colours: “Go into the woods and field for colour schemes”.
- Revealing the nature of materials
- Opening up spaces.
- Providing a place for natural foliage.
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust |. 2017. Frank Lloyd Wright – Organic Architecture |. [ONLINE] Available at: http://flwright.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Wright-Organic-Architecture.pdf. [Accessed 24 July 2017].
Guggenheim. 2017. Organic Architecture. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.guggenheim.org/arts-curriculum/topic/organic-architecture. [Accessed 24 July 2017].