Frank Lloyd Wright’s Lost Works


Frank Lloyd Wright, a world-renowned architect whose Prairie style designs became the basis of 20th- century architecture in the United States.  He has designed more than 1,100 structures throughout his lifetime, many of them iconic.  More than half of these structures, 660 buildings, were either never built or the works have been destroyed.  But thanks to Spanish architect David Romero, fans of Wright can now see what his unbuilt or demolished projects would look like with 3-D renderings.  Romero has partnered with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to use Wright’s sketches and site plans to create the look alike models.  Here are just two of the structures designed by the famed architect, that were never fully or conceptually built.

spiral-like building at dusk with stars in the sky

Gordon Strong Automobile Objective (Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland)

Romero believes that the structure above would have been one of Wright’s most celebrated designs.  It was intended to serve as a tourist attraction with a planetarium, restaurant, and breathtaking overlook.


modern car dealership with car on the rooftop

Roy Wetmore Car Repair and Showroom (Detroit, Michigan)

In 1947, Wright was commissioned to renovate the service station and car dealership above.  The plans were drawn, and his team completed some of the work on the interior; however, his overall futuristic design never came to completion.  The station is still opened today and receives few visitors who are aware of its architectural significance.


For the full article and more 3-D renderings of structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, visit: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/frank-lloyd-wright-lost-works-finally-brought-life

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