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    Spanish architect brings Frank Lloyd Wright’s long-lost projects back to life with rendering programs

    Nicholas Rider

    A Spanish architect has resurrected two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s demolished buildings using common CAD and rendering programs.

    Utilising programs such as AutoCAD, 3ds Max, V-Ray and Photoshop, David Romero the famous 20th-century architect’s Larkin Administration Building and Rose Pauson House into colour renderings using old black-and-white photographs.

    Built in 1904, Wright’s five-story Larkin Administration Building in New York featured a red brick and pink-tinted mortar façade with stained glass windows and extravagant ornamentation. Romero managed to recreate these features, including finer details such as built-in desk furniture and suspended toilet bowls.

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    David Romero’s renderings of Frank Lloyd’s Larkin Administration Building

    Wright’s Rose Pauson House in Arizona was completed in 1942, but burnt down a year later. With very few colour photographs on record, Romero created colour visualisations of the modernist house. He made use of Marvelous Designer, a 3D rendering tool for fabrics, to depict aspects of the interior including the striped curtains, cushions and rug.

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    David Romero’s renderings of Frank Lloyd’s Rose Pauson House

    These images are part of a series called ‘Hooked on the Past’

    Images: David Romero 

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