The field trip is part of an architectural experience facilitated by their Art Teacher, who helps the kids to compare and contrast Wright's organic design philosophies with other design approaches.
It was a joy and a privilege to share secrets from the Elizabeth Murphy House at the Annual Conference of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.
Flower box cantilevers have been missing from the house. We decided to rebuild them and found another Wrightian surprise.
Kid explore how nature influences design, starting at Frank Lloyd Wright's Elizabeth Murphy House
Fourth graders from Atwater School visited, then created Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architectural tiles, adding their own flare.
The unpainted Pebble-Dash in the Elizabeth Murphy House appears to be the last example of the original exterior of American System Built Houses anywhere.
The Elizabeth Murphy House is mentioned and pictured in the Wall Street Journal today.
After a year of living here, we stumbled upon more horizontal lines in a subtle, but historically significant place: the masonry of our small fireplace.
Fourth graders from nearby Atwater School have been visiting this week. Mrs. Hayes, their Art Teacher, is collaborating with The Madison Children's Museum and experts from Taliesin to create an expeditionary curriculum focused on organic design.
As with other prairie-influenced designs, the chimney sets the tone for the rest of the house. It is intentionally dramatic, like Frank’s fine pork pie fedora. It is also a fake.