architecture

Starting Point by Lynnea Schwieters

Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the greatest architects of the 20th century, believed that beautiful environments informed human behavior. He was forward thinking for his time - he loved America and strived to create buildings that were based solely on America's democratic values and human dignity. He developed open floors plans with spaces that flowed and opened out to each other.  He also designed every detail of the project including furniture, lighting, fabrics, and often stained glass.  Walking into a Wright masterpiece is like being taken into another dimension.  "A building is not just a place to be. It is a way to be" - Wright

The Robie House, Oak Park, Illinois, completed in 1910

Frank Lloyd Wright designed furniture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

Site by Lynnea Schwieters

I love Chicago for it's beautiful Architecture and Arts. One very interesting observation for me was the blending of historical landmarks with modern day architecture. The third photo was taken of a particular block of buildings where the facades of the buildings have carefully been kept in tact while the interior has been completely gutted. In my designs, I love to add interesting artifacts from the past. There is a sense of nostalgia and a respectful nod to the past when you combine the contemporary with antiques. 

Anish Kapoor's giant Lima Bean in Millenium Park.

 

Entrance to Peninsula Hotel