Restoration of the buildings made by renowed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is underway. The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative will rebuild Wright's demolished or unfinished projects starting with redeveloping the 1911 pavilion in the Canadian Rockies Banff, which was destroyed 30 years after its construction.
One by one, the organization is seeking to erect these lost buildings and tries to raise US$2 million through crowdfunding, donation, and sponsorships. The Banff pavilion itself has been given approval of the city government. Eric, Wright's grandson, will see to the construction.
The project, founded by filmmaker Michael Miner, told Architect Magazine, "He was a great artist...Every building you go to you see some amazing new thing and to recognize that this came from one person's mind when you recognize genius at its highest level, it seizes you."
If the Banff Pavilion proved to be successful, their next project would be the 1963 Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding, California. Dezeen reported that the building was partially finished because of budget concerns, but Miner hopes to rebuild the edifice according to Wright's architectural plans. Architect or design enthusiasts are overtly fond and inspired by the building and have long known that the building was supposed to be five times larger than its size today.
Wright is famous for creating the Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater Kaufmann-House. Recently, there have been various notions of recreating his buildings other than the Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative project. Different groups and individuals have revived Wright's architectural works like giving colored visuals to Wright's construction plans, restoring his 1940 house in Wisconsin, constructing a house after it was designed about 74 years earlier, and shipping a New Jersey house to Italy.
Wright died in 1959, but in 1991, he was recognized by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time." Ten of his buildings were elevated and nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2015.
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