Sunday April 02, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright's 3D revival

Listen 7:43

American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, was known for his distinct "organic" style -- the way his houses in particular, integrated with the natural environment.

He was also known for his extreme attention to detail. His buildings -and the man himself- are often referred to as iconic.

Lucky for us, many of his buildings are still around to visit, outside Pittsburgh, and in Buffalo.

But what about Wright buildings that no longer exist?

That's where David Romero comes in.

David is an architect based in Madrid, Spain. His latest project is called Hooked on the Past. And it's a real labour of love.

For the last two years, he's been making photorealistic renderings of destroyed or unbuilt Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, using 3D imaging.

"He's one of my heros. He was when I was a student, and he is today."

Now, today's architects routinely use 3D visualization technology as part of their work.

But David's done something with the technology that's never been done before.

Reviving destroyed and unbuilt buildings in vivid images, and with the kind of attention to detail that would make the master himself very proud.