Need a challenge? How about building the Guggenheim in your living room? For all of you who are fans of architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright or the Guggenheim, you day has arrived! You can hone your best architectural skills and creativity and build the Guggenheim in your own home. LEGO architecture debuts its latest ‘brick building challenge’ featuring the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Guggenheim.
LEGO Architecture series has released its newest model from a collection that features some of the best-known buildings of the world. For all of you LEGO fans, there was a much loved edition released in 2009, featuring 208 pieces to challenge LEGO and architecture fans. This edition was released just in time for the 150th birthday of the renowned architect.
This edition will feature 744 pieces, which will allow architecture fans the ability to create a more realistic and accurate depiction of the famed Guggenheim. This offering will feature more accurately the eight-story office tower, green rotunda roofs and Wright’s lettering across the front of the structure. It even offers yellow taxi cabs that accent 5th Avenue. The kit will also offer a detailed booklet that details the life of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Guggenheim.
Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by Fallingwater (1935), which has been called the best all-time work of American architecture. He was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the Usonian home in Broadacre City, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States.
His creative period spanned more than 70 years. In addition to his houses, Wright designed original and innovative offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, museums and other structures. He often designed interior elements for these buildings as well, including furniture and stained glass. Wright wrote 20 books and many articles, and was a popular lecturer in the United States and Europe.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, often referred to as the Guggenheim, is an art museum located at 1071 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 89th Street in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. In 1959, the museum moved from rented space to its current building, a landmark work of 20th-century architecture. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical building, wider at the top than the bottom, was conceived as a “temple of the spirit.” Its unique ramp gallery extends up from ground level in a long, continuous spiral along the outer edges of the building to end just under the ceiling skylight. The building underwent extensive expansion and renovations in 1992 (when an adjoining tower was built) and from 2005 to 2008.
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