Frank Lloyd Wright Studio (1897)

Chicago, Illinois
HW #78

The studio of his early years, the hexagonal structure features some unique architectural elements and structural innovations. The reception is an elaborate space with wood-framed, geometrically-patterned light screens illuminating the ceiling. A drop-ceiling hangs around the perimeter of the double-story hexagonal space. The drop-ceiling is hung on metal chains from the ceiling. His smaller personal studio reflects the hexagonal plan of the communal studio, with wood shelves at each corner. Arguably, the space captures Wright’s designing stage that was not completely matured, as he showcases difficulty being selective of geometries.