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  • adj. Of or relating to the United States of America.
  • adj. Of Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for a utopian United States.
  • adj. Of or relating to a style of construction introduced by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • adj. Pertaining to Usonia, New York, or similar Wrightian communities.
  • n. An inhabitant or citizen of the United States of America.
  • n. An inhabitant of the Wrightian community of Usonia, New York.
  • n. A house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in his Usonian style.


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  • The Usonian is a computer enclosure designed in the architectural style of Frank Lloyd Wright, with window walls modeled on the

    Boing Boing

  • At first -- consistent with his "Usonian" vision of workers toiling in rhythm with nature -- he proposed no artificial lighting at all.

    Wright's House of Wax

  • He also provided, in his "Usonian" style, the prototype for 10,000 subdivisions, as others turned his idea into the ranch house, before his death in 1959.


  • His approach was consistent with his "Usonian" philosophy, part of which was the idea that landscapes and dwellings should harmonize.

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  • Built of local stone and cypress this house is clearly "Usonian" in character, however, the sloping roof of the living room is a fascinating technique, proposed by Wright for a number of projects, but seldom executed.


  • 1932: Wright publishes plans for a prototype suburb, Broadacre City, featuring a design for a "Usonian" home.

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  • Then came a meeting with David Henken, a Usonian architect and student of Frank Lloyd Wright.

    New Jersey Jazz Revolution

  • A museum exhibit in New York on Usonian architecture gave the couple an idea.

    New Jersey Jazz Revolution

  • Inspired by a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin in 1934, his work took on many of the same archetypal Usonian aspects found in Wright's work: clerestory windows, built-in furniture, natural materials, soffited ceilings, etc.

    Olof's Magnificent Seven

  • If you are a fan of Organic Architecture and the joys of all things Usonian, then here's a must see Rush Creek tour you cannot miss ...

    July 2008


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