Frank Lloyd Wright uses a mac! sort of ...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by redeye be, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Jan 27, 2005
    In 1950 Frank Lloyd Wright designed a home to be built on a private island on lake mahopac in new york.
    Thomas A. Heinz, one of Wright's students used a Mac to "understand" and build the design.

    I've always been a fan of Frank's architecture, nice to know he would be using a Mac right now.
  2. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    Somehow I doubt that FLW would use ANY computer... I'd imagine him to be a purist who'd only want to use paper to articulate what he saw inside his head.

    Good read, though.
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    The movie should be fun to watch (on PBS in the fall).

    Why do they say a Mac was used to "reverse-engineer" Wright's drawings? Wouldn't it be "engineering" if they were going from drawings to full plans?
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Wright's structural solutions were notoriously unconventional. I think the term "reverse engineering" refers to the need of the architect interpreting Wright's sketches to figure out how Wright intended the building to work structurally.

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