CHICAGO: The work of famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was recognized Sunday as eight of his buildings, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Los Angeles’ Hollyhock House and the Unity Temple in suburban Chicago, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.
According to AP News, a statement from the World Heritage Committee informed that every building offers innovative solutions to the needs for housing, worship, work or leisure.
“Each of these buildings offers innovative solutions to the needs for housing, worship, work or leisure,” read a statement from the World Heritage Committee.
The statement added that Wright’s work from this period had a strong impact on the development of modern architecture in Europe.
The group noted Wright’s use of “organic architecture,” including an open plan, with blurred boundaries between exterior and interior, and the “unprecedented use” of steel and concrete. The Wright buildings are the 24th U.S. site on the list. – AP News