Frank Lloyd Wright is probably the most famous architect in the world. Even people who know nothing about architecture will say “Frank Lloyd Wright” when asked to name an architect. He’s been dead for 55 years, but his fame, reputation and influence endure. He designed 100’s of buildings during his career. But in the years since his death, some of his buildings have come into danger of being demolished.
One such house is one of his later, Hemicycle houses. Late in his career, he was obsessed with curves and circles. This obsession lead to a series of houses based on circles and half circles, which he called Hemicycles. One of these houses, the Spring House near Tallahassee, Florida. The house has been occupied by the original owners since it’s completion in 1954. The house needs conservation work. A non-profit organization, the Spring House Institute, has been set up to buy the house from the original owners, perform the conservation work, and run the property as a museum/educational center.
The Spring House Institute has set up an Indigogo.com campaign to raise the $100,000 required to buy the house. Raising this money will guarantee the State of Florida granting a further $240,000 to help pay for the conservation work. The Indigogo.com campaign allows donations as low as $1.00 and as big as $1,000.00, with donation points at $20.00, $50.00, $100.00, $500.00.
Watch this beautiful video to get an idea of what this house is like:
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I have donated to this campaign. You can, too. Please help to conserve this example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work. Even a small donation, if made by enough people, can make a big difference.by