We took an hour tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Scottsdale. It was originally purchased by Wright in 1937 as a winter home. It later become home to his studio where he and his apprentices worked on his commissions. While several of his apprentices still live on the property, it’s now the home a graduate architecture program that serves just over twenty students.
Owing to several of Wright’s design innovations, the property makes extensive use of natural materials, natural light, and a feeling of unity between structure and environment. The one-hour tour provided access to the entire property with the exception of Wright’s residence.