In this virtual, weeklong summer camp, we will explore how Wright himself approached the design process in creating his very own Taliesin estate: From defining the project to the purpose of the buildings and client’s needs (his own), to first conceptual sketches, final drawings, and model building (prototyping).
As we explore images and videos of beautiful and hidden spaces on the estate, we will discover together how Taliesin became a lifelong laboratory for Wright.
In live sessions, we will discover how Wright used the design of his own home estate to address an important question that occupied his mind: How can one build a home that is in harmony with the natural environment, making use of nature’s gifts (through local materials and passive energy sources) while keeping its beauty and well-being intact?
In an interactive scavenger hunt, we will look deeply into Wright’s home and studio’s architectural details, using Taliesin as a text for organic principles of design. Students will incorporate what they have observed, learned, and experienced in our group sessions into their own 3D project.