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Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Walker House

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

August 23-24, 2018

The Conservancy is hosting a rare tour of one of Wright’s most exquisite private residences, the Walker House.

Reaching out from a rocky promontory into Carmel Bay, the Walker House is one of the most unique among Wright’s 300-plus private houses. Designed in 1948 for Mrs. Clinton Walker, it is one of the only Wright buildings in a coastal environment. Its arrow-shaped plan has a hexagonal copper roof resting on triangular Carmel stone walls that resemble a ship’s prow projecting into the ocean. Its hexagonal living room is framed in reverse-stepped glass panels that afford panoramic views of the coastline.

A special evening reception limited to 25 guests on Thursday, Aug. 23 ($250 per person) will include a private tour of the house with hors d’oeuvres and fine wines enjoyed on the prow as the sun sets into the bay. A truly unforgettable experience. Small group tours on Friday, Aug. 24 ($125 per person) allow a personal experience of the house.

Join us for this special event to be inspired by the work of one of the greatest architects in history, with all proceeds supporting the important work of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. Attendance is strictly limited.

Register online now.

The Common Pattern: A Concert Series Benefiting The School of Architecture at Taliesin

September 16-October 21, 2018

The Conservancy is partnering with The School of Architecture at Taliesin on its signature house concert series for 2018. Six Chicago-area concerts from April through October feature acclaimed artists like the chamber music group Orion Ensemble and the Avanti Guitar Trio performing in Wright-designed houses including the Glore House and Gridley House (both featured on our 2017 Chicago suburbs tour) and the early-career Winslow House and Glasner House. Tickets are strictly limited for each event and are available through the School.

The School of Architecture at Taliesin is an accredited three-year Master of Architecture program that continues the Fellowship program founded by Wright in 1932. All concert proceeds will be directed to the School for merit- and need-based student scholarships.

April 15: 880 Lake Shore Drive Penthouse (Mies van der Rohe), Chicago, IL

May 13: Hinsdale-Hebert House, Evanston, IL

June 24: Glore House, Lake Forest, IL

Sept. 16: Glasner House, Glencoe, IL

Oct. 7: Winslow House, Oak Park, IL

Oct. 21: Gridley House, Batavia, IL

View the full schedule of concert listings and musicians at The School of Architecture at Taliesin.

860-880 and 900-910 Lake Shore Drive (Mies van der Rohe)

Hinsdale-Hebert House (1907) in Evanston, Illinois

Glore House
Photo by Jim Caulfield

Glasner House
Photo by Eric Hausman

Winslow House

Mrs. A.W. Gridley House (1906)
Photo courtesy of Laura Frost

The Great Living Creative Spirit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in Japan

Japan

November 11-22, 2018

The Great Living Creative Spirit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in Japan, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s first major tour of Japan, will take place Nov. 11-22, 2018.

The main tour, which runs from Nov. 11-20 and is limited to 27 attendees, will cover a broad portion of Japan, beginning in Tokyo and ending with the art-filled islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima near Okayama in western Japan. The latter visits underscore that the Conservancy’s specially curated itinerary will focus on modern architecture over more traditional sites, and stand apart from other Wright-themed tours in Japan. Alongside Wright’s extant buildings and fragments in the country, attendees will view the modern work of Arata Endo, Antonin Raymond, Le Corbusier, Tadao Ando, Kenzo Tange, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma and more. The tour is curated and led by Tokyo-based Wright experts KiSMet Productions. Its principals, Karen Severns and Koichi Mori, are active documenters of Japan’s architectural heritage, having curated exhibitions, coordinated dozens of seminars and specialty tours, and directed the film Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buildings and Legacy in Japan.

An optional three-night extension tour of Kyoto, limited to 12, runs from Nov. 20-22 and features traditional palaces, temples and shrines.

Read the full trip itinerary, costs and details to carefully consider before registering (pdf).

All reservations have been filled for this tour. Email us at preservation {at} savewright.org to be added to the wait list.

Wright's reconstructed Imperial Hotel lobby at The Museum Meiji-Mura
Photo by Koichi Mori

Yamamura House (Wright, 1918) in Ashiya, Japan.
Photo courtesy of Yodogawa Steel Works, Ltd.

Tearoom at Wright's Myonichikan
Photo by Koichi Mori

Old Imperial Bar at the Imperial Hotel

Koshien Hotel by Arata Endo
Photo by Koichi Mori

St. Mary's Cathedral by Kenzo Tange

Meguro St. Anselm's Church by Antonin Raymond

New Karuizawa Studio by Antonin Raymond
Photo by Koichi Mori

Chichu Art Museum by Tadao Ando on Naoshima Island

Naoshima Island museum by Tadao Ando

Museum on Naoshima Island

Teshima Museum by Pritzker Prize winner Ryue Nishizawa

Korakuen Garden in Okayama
Photo by Koichi Mori

The Gion district in Kyoto