Frank Lloyd Wright: The Lost Works brings Wright’s demolished and unrealized structures to life through immersive digital animations reconstructed from Wright’s original plans and drawings, along with archival photographs.
Two years in the making and based on a Japanese publication of original plans and historical photos, Frank Lloyd Wright: The Lost Works - The Imperial Hotel is a comprehensive digitally-animated recreation of the exterior and interior of this masterpiece.
Designed for the Larkin Company of Buffalo, New York, and built from 1904 to 1906, the building was Wright’s first large-scale commission to be built. Darwin Martin, the company’s secretary, had viewed Wright’s work first hand in Oak Park in 1902. It was Martin who encouraged John Larkin to hire Wright for the design of the company’s headquarters. The Larkin Building was demolished in 1950.
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The development of the Larkin Building animation was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.