Frank Lloyd Wright designed Taliesin West as desert retreat for himself and his students

Taliesin West by Frank Lloyd Wright

Today is the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright‘s birth, and we’ve been marking the occasion all week by looking back at his most important projects. Next up is the American architect’s desert home and studio in Arizona, which serves as a campus for the architecture school he founded. Read more

On the market: Villa Maggio – Frank Sinatra’s desert hideaway in Palm Desert, California, USA

How do you family living the Rat Pack life? If you have the money, then Frank Sinatra’s desert hideaway in Palm Desert, California, USA could be yours. This is an isolated, midcentury-style lodge situated high above Coachella Valley, Palm Desert and Palm Springs, designed in part by Frank back in the late 1960s and with […]

Burning Man “needed urban design because it’s a city” says founder Larry Harvey

Later this week, 70,000 people will converge on a temporary city in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Burning Man founder Larry Harvey told Dezeen about the “stunning achievement” of creating a high-density, car-free festival in a remote and inhospitable landscape (+ slideshow + transcript). (more…)