Hollyhock House Analysis

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Project 1 Assignment: Hollyhock Comparison Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Date of Submission Introduction The Hollyhock House was designed by Frank Lloyd and is regarded as his greatest achievement in California. It displays a mélange of architectural themes that works perfectly well, yet many people feel that he is not solely responsible for the work. The house was built for an oil heiress in the 1920s. This paper is out to analyze the Hollyhock house and later compare it to other works of art in regions like Asia and other parts of America. This house is architecturally a unique marvel that feels retro and futuristic at the same time, thus standing out as the most significant structure in the 20th century by American architects (Department of Culture Affairs, Los Angeles). In this discussion, the assumption is that Wright integrated regional aspects of the location of the …show more content…

When a comparison is made to the hollyhock house, a difference in architectural design, materials and construction is evident. The Hollyhocks is an indication that Wright had started adopting a new architectural language (Friedman, 1994). This can be seen in the heavy and block like forms, smooth stucco surfaces, stylized geometry, and U-shaped garden courtyard (Friedman, 1994). A look at the plan shows Wrights plan to achieve thematic unity in the final building (Levine, 1996). Environment The name of the Hollyhock was derived from nature as it comes out that Wright drew a lot of inspiration from the surrounding environment. This is why it is seen as Wright’s greatest accomplishments (Banham, 1981). The main was to maintain the regional integrity in the manner it influences the environment. Thus, this was an opportunity for Wright to produce integral architecture suited to the climatic needs of California (Banham,

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