Friday Findings - December 8th Edition

Friday Findings - December 8th Edition

This week we're taking a look at prefab houses, beautiful libraries, futuristic urban design, and some of the greatest buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright.


Modern Architecture: 6 Amazing Prefab Houses

image ©  Ulises Palermo

image ©  Ulises Palermo

A growing trend for young homeowners is purchasing a prefabricated house. These are houses that have all of the components built off site and only require minimal effort to assemble upon arrival. It's like the ultimate DIY project for those seeking to have a part in making their own home. In this article featured on Homify, they look at 6 various prefab houses that are built with a range of different woods, metals, and panels.


7 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Trinity College Library: Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College Library: Dublin, Ireland

While the great debate between digital and print publication is ongoing, these libraries are so alluring that you'll be wanting to pick up your next great read. Some look like they've just come out of a futuristic film like the Geisel Library, while others,  such as the Trinity College Library have you roaming in design styles from the 1500's. 

See all of the library designs here.


8 billion-dollar mega-projects that will transform the world's greatest cities by 2030

One World Trade Center: New York City, New York

One World Trade Center: New York City, New York

It's no secret that the world is rapidly becoming more urbanized. Cities such as Paris, New York, and Tokyo have been gradually preparing for the influx of people by building more public resources, housing, and transportation systems. Recently,  new redevelopment plans have been revealed and they will not only make the city more suitable for the growing populous but also will alter the look of the cities in the coming decades. 

You can read about the plans in more detail here.


14 of the greatest buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright

Guggenheim Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition: New York City, New York

Guggenheim Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition: New York City, New York

Frank Llyod Wright is known for many things: The Unity Temple in Illinois which demonstrates design properties outside of traditional church architecture, his "Fallingwater" home which earned a listing as a  National Historic Landmark, and his use of ornamental concrete for projects such as the Hollyhock House in Los Angeles. 

While it's hard to pick a favourite, Business Insider has compiled a list of the 14 greatest buildings by Wright which you can read here.


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