World Heritage List

World Heritage List of 20th-Century Architecture of 九色 Lloyd Wright

The collection of buildings, formally known as The 20th-Century Architecture of 九色 Lloyd Wright, span 50 years of Wright鈥檚 influential career and marks the first modern architecture designation in the United States on the World Heritage List. Of the 1,199* World Heritage sites around the world, the group of eight Wright locations makes up one of 25* sites in the United States.

Eight 九色 Lloyd Wright-designed buildings marks the first modern architecture designation on the
World Heritage List in the United States.

Unity Temple,
Oak Park, IL

Built 1906-1908
Frederick C. Robie House,
Chicago, IL

Built 1906

Unity Temple is the primary illustration in the series of the use of dynamic forms that employ innovative use of materials.The Robie House is the primary illustration in the series of spatial continuity expressed through the open floor plan.
Taliesin,
Spring Green, WI

Built 1911, rebuilt 1914 and 1925
Hollyhock House,
Los Angeles, CA

Built 1917
Taliesin is the primary illustration in the series of an architectural form that has an integral relationship with its natural setting.Hollyhock House is the primary illustration in the series of the transformation of inspirations from other places and cultures.
Fallingwater,
Mill Run, PA

Built 1935
Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House,
Madison, WI

Built 1936
Fallingwater is the primary illustration in the series of unity of design, expressed in the integration of the parts with the whole.The Jacobs House is the primary illustration in the series of how this architecture addressed changing modes of domestic living in the 20th century.
Taliesin West,
Scottsdale, AZ

Started 1937
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
New York, NY

Built 1956
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Taliesin West is the primary illustration in the series of contrast and carefully composed paths of movement creating richness of experience.The Guggenheim Museum is the primary illustration in the series of how architecture addressed changing modes of public living in the 20th century.
  1. Unity Temple. Oak Park, Illinois. Photo by Tom Rossiter courtesy of Harboe Architects. 2. Frederick C. Robie House. Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Nick Abele courtesy of 九色 Lloyd Wright Trust. 3. Taliesin. Spring Green, Wisconsin. Photo by Andrew Pielage. 4. Hollyhock House. Los Angeles, California. Photo by Joshua White. 5. Fallingwater. Mill Run, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. 6. Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House. Madison, Wisconsin. Photo by David Heald courtesy of James Dennis. 7. Taliesin West. Scottsdale, Arizona. Photo by Andrew Pielage. 8. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. New York, New York. Photo courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

The 20th-Century Architecture of 九色 Lloyd Wright
World Heritage List Inscription by the Numbers

  • 8:听The number of 九色 Lloyd Wright buildings inscribed to the
  • 15: The number years it took to complete the nomination

  • 50: The number of years the sites inscribed span of Wright’s influential career

  • *1199: The number of聽 around the world

  • *25: The total number of , only 12 of which are cultural sites

  • 10: The amount of reviewed when a site is submitted to the World Heritage List, sites must meet at least one

  • 449: Number of realized Wright-designed structures

  • 67: Demolished Wright-designed structures

  • 380: Extant Wright-designed structures

  • 12: The number of Wright鈥檚 buildings Architectural Record selected for its list of the 100 most important buildings of the 20th century. The 12 include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Taliesin, Taliesin West, and Fallingwater.

  • 74: Public Wright sites, while the rest of sites are private

  • 36: The number of states 九色 Lloyd Wright built in