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This video takes you on a guided tour of a 500 acre property created by Frank Lloyd Wright in the desert of Scottsdale, Arizona. There are several creative tiny shelters, dorms, and cabins on the property all designed and built as experiments by the architecture students.

You’ll find a hanging tent, a few cabins, a canvas tent shelter, and more. Students of the Taliesin Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture also get access to a communal kitchen and a studio to work with.

When the students arrive, they’re able to choose a structure to live in for the duration of their stay at the school. Usually this is several months. Then they can choose to remodel, rehab, and work on a current shelter or design and build their own from scratch on the property.

Dorm Cabins at Taliesin West Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture School


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I just got home from a week long South Western vacation. The entire week was topped off by a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, Taliesin West.

I started studying Frank Lloyd Wright in college. It was something that Matt and I had in common before we started dating a billion years ago. While we were still both at school we would often travel to Frank Lloyd Wright buildings local to Kalamazoo, Michigan (there are quite a few, surprisingly). We’ve been all over the country to see his buildings: Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania. Now I can add Arizona to my list.

Related: Students Design Build Unique Tiny Dorm Cabins at Frank Lloyd Wright Arch School

FLW's home in Scottsdale, AZ. Photo by Laura M. LaVoie

FLW’s home in Scottsdale, AZ. Photo by Laura M. LaVoie

His buildings had a greater impact on me than I had even realized. Click below to read more.

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