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Frank Lloyd Wright ‘virtual classroom’ offers design lessons for K-12

In the time of social distancing, learning has taken on a whole new dimension. Namely, it’s happening at home, and it’s happening online. For any young architecture and design fans cooped up at home right now, an intriguing new virtual education opportunity is on the way.

Starting April 15, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is launching the “Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom,” a six-week program designed to help students (K–12) use the iconic architect’s life and work as a jumping off point for learning.

The foundation worked with Arizona’s Paradise Valley School District to develop the curriculum, which it describes as “STEAM-focused mini-lessons” that pull in a variety of subject matters from art to math to a little bit of design theory.

The first lesson, which is available now, is like a mini design history lesson that focuses on Wright’s life. After watching a video, students are asked to

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House with Frank Lloyd Wright-approved design finds new life

GREENWOOD, Ind. — The treasures are in the small details.

Glass aquarium corners in the Harry Cooler Conference Center give the sense of stepping into the outdoors and looking out over the wooded land around it, even while staying indoors. Ingeniously designed window placements and skylights allow for ample natural light but never overwhelming direct sunlight.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Closets and doors are hidden in plain sight, without handles or hinges. Well-placed skylights allow for indoor gardens filled with live plants.

‘Every time you’re in here, you notice something different. You turn a certain way or push something and discover something new,’ said Todd Anthony, owner of the building.

It is a masterpiece of mid-20th century modern architecture. And it was almost lost forever. But the architectural treasure has been reborn in Greenwood. The building locally known as the Mills House, boasting a Frank Lloyd Wright-approved design that is one-of-a-kind in the region,

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