Concrete Screens

Concrete Screens

Regina Yunghans
Jul 1, 2009

We see a lot of mid-century concrete screens around that haven't been very well maintained. Our first thought of concrete screens is one of derelict old motels or something. But then we remind ourselves of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterful use of the material and remember there are some real treasures out there, like the ones pictured here...

Frank Lloyd Wright used the material in some of his designs - they were called "textile blocks" because of the steel reinforcement woven inside of the screens. We like to think of them as "textile blocks" because of their extraordinary texture, too:

Millard House by Frank Lloyd Wright. Image: Scott Mayoral

1 Via: Swanky LIttle Pad
2 Via: Boyd's Blog
3 Via: B.E.L.T.

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