Curbed news editor Patrick Sisson shares a virtual look into an unbuilt Frank Lloyd Wright home that was conceptualized in 1938 for Hollywood costumer designer Ralph Jester.
The Santa Monica, Calif., project, which is Wright’s first circular residential design, consists of a series of self-contained, cylindrical rooms clad in plywood. Archilogic makes it possible to wander through and even customize furnishings in the home, which offers an early interpretation of an indoor-outdoor layout.
The interior was, in effect, a large indoor patio, requiring one to walk outside to travel between rooms, or access the large swimming pool, which was designed to overflow into a ravine below and provide a 270-degree view of the Pacific Ocean, a man-made waterfall reflecting out towards the sea. Wright called it a "true abstraction."