In 1939 American architecture overlord Frank Lloyd Wright drafted plans for a single-story house that, like others of his middle class-friendly Usonian House series, boasted a flat roof, small kitchen, overlarge living area, and airy, if anachronistically plain-jane, aesthetic. The house turned out to be one of hundreds of Wright designs never to be realized (dramatic pause) until now, that is. The Wright disciples over at Florida Southern College—the university whose campus, with 18 Wright structures, boasts the most Wright-designed projects in a single site—built the house, with grand plans to turn it into a gallery and visitors center filled with exhibitions of Wright's work. Per Dezeen, the place, wrapping up construction now, had to be hand-built "by craftsmen," and is made of 2,000 concrete blocks and 6,000 colored glass blocks. More photos, below.
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