Martin House, 1904

Cruciform plan and the relationship with the hearth

Cruciform plan and the relationship with the hearth

Axonometric drawing of Central Hearth

Comparative analysis of cruciform plan, between Villa Rotonda and Martin House

Dome had a divine character for renaissance architects. As the four porticos of La Rotonda are bridging inside space with outside landscape the dome is representing the heavens (Nature). Therefore, an allegory can be made as Wright is using the hearth as something Natural to create a continues flow of Nature in out of the building.

Hearths

Approaches

Martin House_Nature Views