Frank Lloyd Wright: The Lost Works is an ongoing educational series of digital animations exploring some of Wright’s most important demolished and unrealized structures. The project brings these lost buildings to life through immersive digital animations reconstructed from Wright’s original plans and drawings, along with archival photographs.
The series begins with Wright’s Larkin Administration Building. 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.