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Sarasota School of Architecture (also known as “Sarasota School of Design”) and Victor Lundy, one of its Leading Representatives, is an accomplished design legend architect, as well as an Artist with wonderful paintings and drawings
The Sarasota School of Architecture was a regional movement of modern architecture that emerged in and around Sarasota, Florida, from the 1940s to the 1960s.
The school was characterized by its focus on the subtropical climate and landscape of Florida, its use of new materials and construction techniques, and its emphasis on indoor-outdoor living.
Victor Lundy was one of the most prominent representatives of the Sarasota School and was a Russian-American architect who is known for his expressive and sculptural forms.
Frank Lloyd Wright influenced Lundy, but his work also showed significant differences from Wright’s.
Differences with Frank Lloyd Wright
One of the key differences between Lundy, and Wright was their approach to materials. Wright preferred to use natural materials like wood and stone in his buildings. Lundy was more interested in using new materials like concrete and glass. Lundy’s buildings are often characterized by their use of concrete, glass, and expressive sculptural forms.
Another key difference between Lundy, and Wright was their focus on indoor-outdoor living. The Sarasota School architects were interested in designing buildings that would allow residents to enjoy the subtropical climate and landscape of Florida. They often used large windows and open floor plans to create a seamless connection between the interior and exterior of their buildings. Wright also designed buildings connected to nature, but his approach was more subtle. He often used natural materials and cantilevered structures to create a sense of harmony between his buildings and their surroundings.
Lundy was interested in using technology to improve architecture to create new and innovative forms. His designs often featured complex geometric shapes and cantilevered structures.
Lundy’s buildings are very sculptural — they have more roofs than they have walls. He is very sculptural and very creative.
The Sarasota School of Architecture was a unique and important movement in American architecture. Lundy is one of the most prominent representatives of the school, and his work showed significant differences from that of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Lundy was interested in using new materials and construction techniques to create buildings that would be both functional and beautiful. He was also interested in designing buildings that would allow residents to enjoy the subtropical climate and landscape of Florida.
Overall, Lundy’s approach to architecture was more experimental and technological than Wright’s.
Lundy’s buildings were a new way of thinking about architecture in the 20th century.
He was one of the architects who gave International Prominence to Sarasota Architectural design in the 50th.
Many of his landmark buildings, including the “Blue Pagoda” that he designed in 1956 for the Chamber of Commerce and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sarasota will be seen during MOD Weekend, the other like the Galloway Furniture store
You can see Events for the MOD week at https://sarasotaeventscalendar.com from November 2-5.
Victor’s work is a Gift to all of us, especially those who live in the Sarasota area, and should be known and appreciated.
P. S. For everybody who wants to know more, there are beautiful articles that you can read: