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Budding architects extend a warm tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright, father of modern architecture

Apeejay Institute of Technology – School of Architecture & Planning (AIT-SAP) enlightens students about the icon’s life and contributions



Legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionised the field of architecture with his innovative and visionary designs. His organic and harmonious approach emphasised blending structures with their natural surroundings. Through iconic buildings like Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum, Wright’s legacy continues to inspire and shape modern architectural principles worldwide.

Thus inspired by the ‘Father of Modern Architecture’ while remembering his great contributions in the field, Apeejay Institute of Technology – School of Architecture & Planning (AIT-SAP) extended a warm tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright on his birth anniversary. The ceremony was organised at the AIT-SAP campus and was attended by students and teaching faculty.   

Prof Vivek Sabherwal, Director at AIT-SAP, who is the first Indian architect to receive Master degree of Architecture from Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, USA, shared with the attendees about Frank Lloyd Wright’s philosophy of ‘Organic Architecture’, which he advocated and often characterised it as the “Architecture appropriate to time, appropriate to place and appropriate to man”.

Through a PowerPointPresentation, Prof Sabherwal showed a remarkable range of work Frank Lloyd Wright did over a period of sixty years till his death in 1959. 

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He further explained the relevance of his architecture today, even after more than sixty years of his death, where the American architect through his work always believed that architecture should be a work of art that is eminently practical. 

Prof Sabherwal further stressed how Mr Wright intended that design should not conform to tradition, but to its immediate environment, as a part to the whole as the whole is to part. Though his work was largely in America , Europe and Japan, his influence was felt even in India for generations. “He was truly a master ahead of his time, who believed, ‘Space within is the reality of any building, not its walls.’” Prof Sabherwal mentioned that Mr Wright wanted the young architects to live the organic life and feel the responsibility towards life on this planet in a broader sense and not just be sensitive to nature.

While showing important works such as Fallingwater House, Taliesin (his two homes) Guggenheim Museum, Robie house, among several other buildings he designed in the USA, Prof Sabherwal also quoted Mr Wright’s  advice to the young students, “Limitations are your best friends”.

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay Newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.