A recent article in the LA Times about the iconic architect brought to PSFK's attention his textile block building system.

A recent article in the LA Times about Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs brought to PSFK’s attention his textile block building system—concrete blocks that are created with precast patterns.

Explaining his thought process:

“What about the concrete block? It was the cheapest (and ugliest) thing in the building world. It lived mostly in the architectural gutter as an imitation of rock-faced stone. Why not see what could be done with that gutter rat?

The Alice Millard House was the first house built using the textile block building system. Built in the 1920s, the idea of taking mundane, everyday objects and reimagining their construction could serve as an inspiration point for designers.

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