HOME & GARDEN
September 7, 2006 |
THE glass-and-concrete house on a hilly Silver Lake street appears tired and forlorn. The sensual violet fabrics inside are now faded; a stillness surrounds the emerald swimming pool, which had once been used every day. The gathering place of weekly chamber music concerts and numerous masquerade parties in the 1970s, the property is empty and quiet, as if in mourning.
February 20, 2000
Eric Lloyd Wright has worked as an architect with both his grandfather, Frank Lloyd Wright, and his father, Lloyd Wright. The Studio of Eric Wright is design consultant for the Runyon Canyon visitors center, now in the planning phase. Our proposed school, Sunset Community High School, is conceived to provide a broad education founded in the arts, humanities and sciences.
May 2, 1999 |
With almost 800 wedding ceremonies performed annually, many of the nearly 400,000 visitors each year to the Lloyd Wright Wayfarer's Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes have been known to wait two hours before getting a peek. So a recent two-week closure of the chapel caused an understandable frisson of disappointment. For the first time since it opened on Mother's Day, 1951, the nearly all-glass church shut down for a full restoration.
December 20, 1998 |
Last May, the towering Mayan-style fountain at UC Santa Barbara's Art Museum, designed by Lloyd Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright's son, was to be demolished for lack of space. "Eric Lloyd Wright, Lloyd's son, called me and said, 'If anybody can save it, you can,' " says Mal Damerst, an L.A. indie record producer and president of the Wrightian Architectural Assn. Trouble was, Damerst, blinded by diabetes, had to "see" the fountain by feel.
January 23, 1994 |
When Eric Lloyd Wright was drafted into the Army during the Korean War, he applied for service as a noncombatant. On his application forms, he was asked for the name of his priest, minister or rabbi. Without hesitation, he wrote the name of his grandfather, Frank Lloyd Wright. It was Frank Lloyd Wright, the premier figure in 20th-Century architecture, who taught Eric the value of understanding nature and working within it. The senior Wright created the theory of organic architecture.
July 9, 1993 |
Eric Lloyd Wright stands in a clearing in the Malibu mountains, describing a house he is building. It will rise from the ground like an extension of rock. Earth-colored, it will blend with brush and stone nearby. Inside will be a continuous flow of space, an expanse of glass wall, a monumental two-story fireplace and a trickling stream of water. The elements of nature are united in Wright's design. Grandfather Frank Lloyd Wright would approve.