Designtel - Louis Penfield House, Frank Lloyd Wright

Louis Penfield House [1955]

Frank Lloyd Wright

Imagery: Eric Hanson

Designed for a famously-tall 6’8″ client, Frank Lloyd Wright‘s Louis Penfield House is a thorough play of proportions and a notable (if one of the grandest) members of his Usonian house portfolio that saw Wright cast his mind to a sustainable new house model for future living. Characterised by modest budgets, native material use, large glazed sections, clerestories, cantilevers and carports (a term coined by the architect himself) Wright built 50+ of these houses across the United States, often on inexpensive land plots. Withstanding, he took pride in connecting the structures with the landscape, always softening the plenum between the house’s interior and exterior through careful orientation and elevation, together with a limited material palette that drew directly from the surround – all of which his Louis Penfield House of 1955 exhibits.

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