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.

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.

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