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WRIGHT - ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE Frank Lloyd Wright first used the term ‘organic architecture’ in an article for Architectural Record in August 1914. He wrote that “the ideal of an organic architecture… is a sentient, rational building that would owe its ‘style’ to the integrity with which it was individually fashioned to serve its particular purpose—a ‘thinking’ as well as ’feeling’ process.“1 In this article and many more up to his death, Wright continued to try, not always with much success, to explain what organic architecture was and was not to him. His buildings spoke far more succinctly than his writings. He wanted organic architecture to be more than his own work, more than his own ‘style’. He wanted to generate a philosophy of building that could inspire and guide architects and laymen long into the future. While it is not easy to define organic architecture, there are principles at work in Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings that transcend his personal expression. It is important to ...