|Frank Lloyd Wright, the designer of the
Myonichikan, is one of the most renowned U.S. architects of the 20th
century. Known as the designer of the Imperial Hotel in Japan, he
left over 800 plans, some 400 of which were accomplished in his life.
Born in 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin, U.S.A., Wright designed
numerous unique buildings, mostly in the United States. He started
his career focusing on designing residential buildings in 1893 and
tried to create "Organic Architecture," buildings that harmonize both
with their inhabitants and their environment. The Kaufmann House (the
Rakusuiso in Japanese) and the Guggenheim Museum are some examples
of his important works.
The Myonichikan was designed as a school building, and Wright's design
represents the school founders' desire that they want to give their
students a free education in an at-home atmosphere.
Courtesy the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives,Taliesin West,