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Unity Temple of Chicago architecture

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Just outside Chicago, Illinois, there is a village called Oak Park. It was here that the Unitarian Universalist congregation commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright, an architect with 1000 designs and more than 500 buildings built, who was, interestingly enough, Unitarian as well, to build them a new temple after the old one had burned down. There […]

The contrast between modern and ancient design in churches

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Most of us have seen our fair share of temples and churches. One could argue that tradition and conservatism go hand in hand with religion, which is why so many ancient churches look alike, or, at least share a number of common elements. The traditionalists would probably scoff at the mere mention of the word […]

Other work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright

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Born on June 8, 1867, in Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright is a person known to each and every builder for his distinct style of architecture – the Prairie school. What separated this style from others was the fusion of building and organic structure, which was very different from the European style at the time. Wright […]