Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright At The Disneyland Resort

Today is a follow-up to my last post on the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. These photos show the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired bathrooms in the Hollywood Backlot section of Disney's California Adventure.
The bathrooms actually borrow a design from the Storer House, a private residence in Los Angeles that Wright built in 1923 using his textile block method of construction.


Minako said...
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Hrundi V. Bakshi said...

My wife and I were in this park A LOT when it first opened. Like, every weekend for several months. It always seemed to be raining in the first few weeks (all of our early pictures of DCA are very grey and wet - lots of umbrellas) but this space caught my eye right away.

Being a big Frank Lloyd Wright fan I noticed the concrete block work and had to stop and admire each time we were there.

Guess I've sort of "gotten used" to it over the years and don't appreciate it as much as I did then.

Thanks TM! You've made me remember what I first realized - this was one place in the park that I really felt was aesthetically "together" right from the start. Though what it has to do with a Hollywood Backlot theme is still a bit sketchy. But Hey!

TokyoMagic! said...

Hrundi, thanks for commenting on my blog! The first time I visited that park, those bathrooms were a very pleasant surprise. Actually, as far as architecture goes...I think those bathrooms and maybe just a couple other facades in the Hollywood Backlot area are the only decent buildings in the entire park!

Anonymous said...

Even if claimed by Disney to be based on the Storer house, it is clearly based on the Freeman house.