There are plenty of gems in Frank Lloyd Wright’s body of work at which to ogle—from the world famous, like New York City’s Guggenheim Museum or his renowned private residence, Fallingwater, in Mill Run, Pennsylvania.
And then there are the lesser known Wright works, private residences that sneak onto the market and—if you’re lucky—that you can even rent.
But what of Wright’s works lost to time? Seen on Dezeen, Architect David Romero had just such a thought, and embarked on a remembrance of sorts for two long-gone Wright works—the 1904 Larkin Administration Building (demolished for a never-built truck stop) and the 1942 Rose Pauson House (which burned down in 1943).
Renderings, usually deployed before a structure is built, don’t generally offer much in the way of accurate depiction. But Romero’s take on the Larkin building and Pauson house offers a recreation of what was, rather than what could be. And in doing so, in brilliant full color, for structure’s we only have black-and-white photos of, Romero’s really doing a public service for architecture lovers.
The renderings are rather finely detailed—from the carved pilasters in the Larkin building to the striped curtains at the Pauson pad, things are so lush you feel you could almost reach out and touch them.