Robie House – Doc’D #41

In this month’s architecture-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, design characteristics and lasting legacy of Robie House, one of the premiere houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Continue reading “Robie House – Doc’D #41”

Taliesin West – Doc’D #33

In this month’s architecture-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, design and legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West building. Continue reading “Taliesin West – Doc’D #33”

reWIRed: March 2015

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March has been over for a little while now, and it’s time for the monthly round-up show that is reWIRed, where host Montez McCrary discusses his favorite stories of the last 30 (give or take) days from ThePractitioNERD.com, covering the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “reWIRed: March 2015”

HEY LOOK! It’s Frank Lloyd Wright Competing on ‘What’s My Line!”

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Let me take you back. Way back. Back into time…. Almost SIXTY years ago  — on June 3, 1956, to be exact — one of the world’s most prolific architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, appeared as a mystery guest on the classic (and then-popular) CBS game show What’s My Line? The reveal came when a panel of four blindfolded contestants attempted to guess the identity of the famous then-89-year-old architect by asking him only general questions about himself. After Wright established that he was self-employed and performed a service, one man asked, “Is this service for both men and women?” Despite having some trouble hearing the questions, Wright had a great sense of humor, often delivering some self-deprecating responses, such as “Well, at least I think so.” Continue reading “HEY LOOK! It’s Frank Lloyd Wright Competing on ‘What’s My Line!””

10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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To further feed to the frenzy of The PractitioNERD becoming a Frank Lloyd Wright fan site, I bring you the news that Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has nominated 10 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings to be added to the list of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage sites. Should the nominations be approved by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in 2016, the group that includes Fallingwater, Taliesin West, Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, the posthumously built Marin County Civic Center and Unity Temple will be the first modern American architecture to receive such designation. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy called the selections “the most iconic, fully realized and innovative of more than 400 existing works by Frank Lloyd Wright.” Continue reading “10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites”

reWIRed: January 2015 – DEBUT EPISODE!!!

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It’s the end of MONTH, and it’s time for the monthly round-up show that is reWIRed, where host Montez McCrary discusses his favorite stories of the last 30 (give or take) days from ThePractitioNERD.com covering the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “reWIRed: January 2015 – DEBUT EPISODE!!!”

Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Taliesin West’ Reconstructed as the Largest LEGO® Model

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It appears that over here at The PractitioNERD, that we’re sorta-kinda on a Frank Lloyd Wright kick recently. Personally, I blame the notion of Wright being considered as the world’s greatest architect, aaannnnddd that the first/returning episode of Document’D was all about the man. But now it’s time to combine the recent infatuation with Wright’s work, and something else that this site is known for covering; LEGO!!!

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The Styles of Frank Lloyd Wright – Doc’D #13

In this month’s architecture/technology/video game/pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the life, works styles and legacy of “the greatest American architect of all time”, Frank Lloyd Wright. ———————————— BLOG: thepractitionerd.com STORE: zazzle.com/thepractitionerd* SUPPORT via AMAZON (USA): http://goo.gl/lLtTl SUPPORT via AMAZON (Canada): http://goo.gl/2U8vbE SUPPORT via THINK-GEEK: http://goo.gl/7J5clD ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-practitionerd/id649891890 FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ThePractitioNERD TWITTER: twitter.com/PractitioNERD, twitter.com/ThePNERDdotcom PINTEREST: pinterest.com/PractitioNERD INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/PractitioNERD … Continue reading The Styles of Frank Lloyd Wright – Doc’D #13

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Usonian Bluetooth Guards SimCities w/ Candido Moves – WIRed #83

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It’s time for Episode 83 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s concept buildings become a reality, how low-energy Bluetooth will help keep track of your little ones, why SimCity 2000 IS…..THE…..FUTURE, and paying tribute to one of the underrated greats in the squared-circle! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Usonian Bluetooth Guards SimCities w/ Candido Moves – WIRed #83”

A 1939 Frank Lloyd Wright Building is Finally Built

It’s been almost 55 years since the death of possible the world’s most famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and finally, late last year Florida Southern College — home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world — opened another structure designed by the famed architect. Wright originally designed the so-called “Usonian House” as his vision of a professor’s home in 1939, however the building was never erected until late last year using blueprints Wright left. The house is made up of nearly 2,000 interlocking textile blocks — creating 47 shapes — with almost 5,000 stained-glass inserts, and a staple of Wright — and most prairie style houses — built-in furniture. Now referred to as the Frank Lloyd Wright Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center, the formally intended professor’s house now serves as a tourism and education center on Florida Southern College’s Lakeland campus. You can check out more about the construction of the building by clicking RIGHT HERE and you can check out more pictures after the break.
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