Learn about legendary Midwest architect Frank Lloyd Wright with DIY projects based on his concept of organic architecture as well as virtual tours of his homes.

By Bryce Jones
April 21, 2020
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While Frank Lloyd Wright sites are temporarily closed, The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust team in Chicago has come up with Wright at Home, 10 at-home activities for kids and parents, as well as virtual tours of several of Wright's properties.

If you love Wright's geometric designs and color inspiration, then you and your family will have fun doing projects like designing a Wright-style art glass window (but on the sidewalk!) or constructing geometric paper flowers that mimic Wright's naturalistic style.

Courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Other ideas: Take an architecture scavenger hunt in your neighborhood to look for features like an arched doorway and diamond-paned window; go through your pantry to gather ingredients for natural dyes; and make a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired bird feeder. 

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust website also has virtual tours and online resources for adults, including tours of the Robie House and Oak Park Studio.

You can continue your virtual tours at the website of Wright's Taliesin estate in Spring Green, Wisconsin, which has a 360 Virtual Visit of Wright's studio and school—and even locations not typically shown to the public.

The Taliesin website also lets you virtually explore the American System-Built Home and Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, both designed by Wright and located in Milwaukee.

For even more online visits, go to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's Facebook and Instagram pages for videos of Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the SAMARA John E. Christian House in West Lafayette, Indiana, among others. The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust YouTube channel uploads tours of Illinois attractions. 

To support the preservation of Taliesin, browse products from local artisans online. Shop apparel, jewelry, prints, home accessories and more.