Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century





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3/28/2011
When Steve Sikora and Lynette Erickson-Sikora restored Frank Lloyd Wright's first small, affordable home, they discovered how green the iconic architect really was.
7/14/2011
New photos of Lloyd House's Leaf House
6/29/2011
Wabi-sabi has infused Western design for centuries—though its advocates rarely knew it. It’s in the plain, efficient homes built by the Shakers, the unsentimental Arts and Crafts style, Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie houses and midcentury furniture.
11/6/2008
Looking for creative green building ideas? Check out this blog.
9/4/2011
Great book on San Francisco area wild food
9/27/2011
Godfrey Stephen's frog carving
9/4/2011
Treehouse in Washington #1
7/26/2011
Rustic recycled small buildings in Minnesota
12/11/2011
Wondermill Grain Mill
12/11/2011
News Flash!! Jay Shafer Taking His Tumbleweed Tiny House to Occupy Wall Street NYC
8/3/2011
Louie Frazier's Yukon flashlight
9/27/2011
Cae Mabon - An Eco-Retreat Centre in North Wales
9/27/2011
Traditional woodworking with hand tools
8/3/2011
Solar bottles of light
4/18/2012
In part three of this five-part series, Lyn Fenwick describes the beloved book collection written about in Isaac's Journal, a 19th century homesteader whose diary Lyn uncovered.
9/2/2011
Bottle Houses
11/21/2008
Many of the herbs used for beauty and health today have been tested and tried over centuries. A new article by James A. Duke, Ph.D., discusses the history and uses of flax, myrrh and others.
5/26/2011
Ever wonder what, exactly, you're getting when you pay a little extra for Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood and paper products? This video offers a comprehensive look at the FSC's roots and branches.
1/28/2014
Update on the homestead.
1/9/2014
A week of no rain, kayaks and firewood in review.
12/1/2009
Today most new homes are sited without any reference to solar energy at all. A few builders are catching on, however, and making the simple adjustments necessary to turn new houses into solar collectors by adhering to the tenets of passive solar building. Learn more about how passive solar works and its benefits.
12/19/2013
A progress update on our book Tiny Homes On the Move
1/31/2014
Review of a great axe made by Vipukirves.
1/6/2014
A review of the Husqvarna hatchet.
12/31/2013
A review of hammers of friend Jack Fulton.
7/13/2011
Lloyd meditates on the essentials of shelter and our memories of home.
11/1/2011
Robert Zwald grew up in the 1900s, farming with his father in Minnesota. This is part one of his stories from the past, as compiled by his daughter, Ruth.
10/10/2011
Patricia Schick shares some of her grandparents' life on a family chicken farm in the early 20th century.
5/11/2011
A San Francisco architect brings wabi-sabi to his work through craftsmanship, employing natural materials to create a holistic environment that’s not cookie-cutter or slick, and eschewing ornamentation for what is needed and meaningful.
12/12/2013
Chainsaw safety equipment.
12/6/2013
Green building expert Lloyd Kahn reviews Kevin Kelly’s new book Cool Tools, an amazing book for the homesteader, builder or anyone who likes cool tools.
2/13/2014
An introduction to the North House Folk School.
1/31/2014
The best rat trap I have ever owned.
2/10/2014
A compendium of modern nomadic sweats.
2/6/2014
Introducing our new chickens.
2/6/2014
Here is a great article on straw bale gardening.
12/6/2011
A historic ice house on the LeDuc-Simmons Estate and a local ice harvest at Lake Rebecca demonstrate how ice and other perishables were kept cold in the hot summer months during the 19th century.
11/8/2011
Robert Zwald shares his childhood experiences of selling frogs for fish bait and working on the family farm in the 1920s. This is part three of eight of Robert's stories.
12/7/2009
Learn more about the life and work of Malcolm Wells, the "Father of Earth Sheltered Design."
6/7/2013
Green building guru Lloyd Kahn recounts his favorite new discoveries from the Puyallup, Wash., MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
2/19/2014
Website links to earthbag building projects.
5/3/2013
A three-part series on sustainable comfort systems for heating and cooling homes using passive solar design, solar electric power, system controllers and newly popular heat pump technology.
5/28/2013
A 3-part series on sustainable comfort systems for heating and cooling homes using passive solar design, solar electric power, system controllers and newly popular heat pump technology.
1/6/2014
When writing his great work On Architecture, Rome’s greatest solar architect Vitruvius emphasized proper solar orientation for buildings and bath houses.
2/14/2011
The Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products asks designers and builders to spec materials with lower carbon footprints.
5/6/2011
A 30-acre organic and biodynamic farm is the beating heart of the thriving 1,000-acre Serenbe community near Atlanta. As more developers integrate agriculture into suburbia, the joys and benefits of farming are becoming available to everyone.
1/19/2011
To build Finca Exotica, a sustainable resort on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, the owners took advantage of plentiful native bamboo, kept the footprint small and let buildings unfold organically.
3/13/2013
A 3-part series on sustainable comfort systems for heating and cooling homes using passive solar design, solar electric power, system controllers and newly popular heat pump technology.
2/24/2011
With no building experience but a lot of determination, Gary Zuker built an 800-square-foot straw-clay home on the shores of Lake Travis in Texas--for $40,000.
3/22/2011
An affordable prototype home helps revitalize a blighted Syracuse, New York, neighborhood--and could be the city home of the future.
7/8/2012
Take a tour of the mills and mountains of the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas, home to some of the finest remaining historic gristmills that still exist in the U.S.A. Based on the popular Historic Ozarks Mills book created by award-winning photographer Mike McArthy. Hydropower's energy-producing capacity is getting well-deserved attention these days, and these old mills provide inspiration.


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