H I C A G O
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Wright established his
own practice in 1893, working
primarily on residential designs. By the early 1910s, he
had evolved highly original designs that integrated interior
and exterior spaces through the innovative use of local
materials. The influence of his work formed the basis of the
Prairie School of architecture.
In a prolific career
that spanned more than six decades, each of Wrights
designs reflected highly original architectural solutions, notably the structurally
innovative Imperial Hotel in Tokyo (1923), Fallingwater (1937), a home
cantilevered over a waterfall near Pittsburgh, and the spiral Guggenheim
Museum in New York City (1959).