The greatest work of Frank Lloyd Wright? Simple, the one that was never realized.
The foundation of the great architect, one of the most influential of the 20th century, collaborated with Spanish architect and digital artist David Romero to transform archival drawings into renderings.
Together they gave new life to a splendid project, a tribute by the architect to his adopted state, Arizona.
It was April 1957 and the entire city of Phoenix was involved in a battle over the future design of the State Capitol. At the center of the dispute was Wright himself, whose unsolicited proposal had caused great controversy. Unfortunately, however, his visionary designs never saw the light of day.
For the southwestern state of the United States of America, Frank Lloyd Wright had designed “Oasis”, a structure characterized by a monumental canopy of copper-plated pylons, with openings permeable to sunlight, fountains and trees.
Officials at the time, however, found the project too expensive and unsuitable for the American state, and some went even further, mocking the American architect’s design.
A project that has not seen the light, but today thanks to David Romero’s photography and renderings we can admire it in all its beauty.