Frank Lloyd Wright coined the term organic architecture. The central idea is that building should be the stem from the natural environment.
Another of his fundamental contributions to modern architecture of chicago was his knowledge of plant life, with which he created impressive spaces that flow from one room to the other.
This concept is evident in what are called “prairie- houses” in Illinois. After living in various locations, he settled in Taliesin, Wisconsin, where he built his own house and a studio-school inspired by teacher-student relationships.
We can see part of his main works and follow his steps through the United States. Along the way, we will see building by other masters like Mies Van der Rohe on a tour that will take us to Illinois, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
– Ticket: round-trip international flight to Chicago.
– Round-trip flight Chicago-Pittsburg.
– Preparation of itinerary and guided tours throughout the trip.
– Lodging in 3* hotel in double room.
– Breakfast and help with luggage at hotels.
– Transport to/from airports.
– Private bus for 5 days, according to program.
– Public transport pass 2 days in Chicago.
– Basic travel insurance.
– Unity Temple by F. LL. Wright
– F. LL. Wright Home and Studio
– Robbie House by F. LL. Wright
– Wright’s house and studio in Taliesin
– Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe
– Fallingwater by F. LL Wright.
– Kentucky Knob House, by F. LL Wright
DAY 1 – CHICAGO (Flight previous day)
DAY 2 – CHICAGO
DAY 3 – OAK PARK (ILLINOIS)
DAY 4 – RACINE (WISCONSIN)
DAY 5 – SPRING GREEN – TALIESIN (WISCONSIN)
DAY 6 – PLANO (ILLINOIS)
DAY 7 – CHICAGO – MILL RUN (PENNSYLVANIA)
DAY 8 – PITTSBURG (PENNSYLVANIA)
DAY 9 – PITTSBURG (flight to PITTSBURG)-CHICAGO
(flight to UK)
Arrive at Chicago International Airport. Transfer to hotel.
Afternoon tour: Art Institute (expansion by Renzo Piano), Millennium Park, Cloud Gate by A. Kapoor, J. Pritzker Pavillion and Footbridge F. O. Gehry, Aqua Build by Loewenberg & Studio Gang (under construction), Marina City by B. Goldberg, Trump Hotel and Tower of the MOS, Lake Point Tower by J. Heinrich & G. Schipporeit, Chicago Spire by Calatrava (under construction), Lake Shore apartments by Mies v.d. Rohe, Hancock Tower by SOM.
Breakfast. Visit the Loop, modern and historical skyscrapers: Carson Pirie Scott by L. Sullivan, Railway Exchange Build by C. B. Atwood, Reliance Building by D. Burnham, Building Symphony Center by Burnham & Root, the Chicago Building by Holabird y Roche, The U.S. Post Office, IBM building, Chicago Federal Center by Mies van der Rohe, Merrill Inland Steel Building and the Sears Tower by SOM.
In the afternoon, take the metro to Illinois Institute of Technology, Crown Hall by Mies van der Rohe, Mc Cormick Trib.
Campus Center by Koolhaas, Herman Hall by SOM, State St. Village by H. Jahn.
Breakfast at the hotel. First thing in the morning, we will travel to Oak Park; guided tour of Frank L. Wright: Home & Studio, villa in Oak Park. Visit Unity Temple by Frank L. Wright.
In the afternoon, we will travel to Robie House de F.L. Wright for a guided tour of the inside and outside Organized tour of Glessner House (1887) by Richardson.
Travel to Racine by private bus. 4.5-hour journey. Arrive at hotel in Racine and check in.
Breakfast at the hotel. Travel to the Johnson Wax Headquarters by F. LL. Wright. 2-hour journey. Tours of the Administration Building F. LL. Wright and Fortaleza Hall, by Norman Foster.
Visit The Frank Lloyd Wright Library and Reading Room by SC Johnson. In the afternoon, travel to Spring Green, Wisconsin (Taliesin) by private bus. 4-hour journey.
Arrive at Spring Green Hotel and check in.
Breakfast at the hotel. Travel to the house, country home and study of F. LL Wright. Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin.
Visit Taliesin and possibly join an organized tour (from 1 to 4 hours) or take a private tour.
Travel by private bus to Plano, Illinois. Approx. 4-hour journey.
Arrive in Plano and check into hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Travel to Farnsworth House by Mies Van der Rohe. Guided tour of the house. 20 minutes inside the house and 1 hour outside accompanied by an expert from the foundation.
Private bus to Chicago Airport. 1.5-hour journey. Arrive at airport for check in. Flight Chicago- Pittsburg. Arrive at airport in Pittsburg.
Transfer to hotel and check in.
Breakfast at the hotel. Travel to Fallingwater house. 1.5-hour journey.
Guided tour of Fallingwater by F. LL Wright.
Travel 15 minutes to Kentuck Knob House. Guided tour of Kentuck Knob House, by F. LL Wright. Return to hotel in Pittsburg. 1.5-hour journey.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the center of Pittsburg. This includes, among others:
Alan I W Frank House by Walter Gropious and Marcel Breuer. 1940. Mellon Hall of Science, Duquesne University by Mies Van der Rohe. 1968, Washington Plaza Apartments, by I.M. Pei 1964, PPG Place by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, 1981- 1984 Giovannitti House, by Richard Meier 1979-1983.
Lodging at hotel in Pittsburg.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transport to Pittsburg Airport.
Flight Pittsburg- Chicago.
Arrive at Chicago International Airport. Flight Chicago – UK (+ 1 DAY flight) Arrive home.
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