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Robie Residence

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in Chicago, United States.

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A truly delightful Prairie style house from the inimitable Frank Lloyd Wright. Constructed in Roman brick, the most notable section is the brilliant cantilevered 10ft overhang that reaches across the west lawn, demonstrating with great clarity Wright's total understanding and appreciation of microclimatic effects. There is a high degree of integration of the mechanical and electrical systems inside, also designed by Wright. The fireplace is open above the mantelpiece in the living/dining room. Window mullions are consistently on 4ft centres, displaying the unit measurement used here. Inside, there is the feeling of refinement, although, as in most Wright design, it lacks a homely feel, seeming more like a private members’ bar.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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