I am excited to share that I recently was given the opportunity to try out the new collaboration between the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and The Atom Brick, a company seeking to inspire today’s builders to create the world around them through interconnecting bricks (similar to LEGOs) thus launching three building kits of Frank Llyod Wright’s most iconic structures; Taliesin West, Darwin D. Martin House and Unity Temple .
Click below to watch a short video about our experience with The Atom Brick and continue reading for more information on these building kits!
Some interesting background information, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was the pioneer of modern American architecture that advanced the way we build and live around the world. Wright created the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in 1940 to inspire the world through beautiful spaces that are thoughtfully designed and experienced. With a mission to preserve Wright’s legacy, the Foundation also is dedicated to pursue new innovations and inspire innovators and create dynamic STEAM education programming.
Inspired by telling the story of the world around us, Adam Reed Tucker, founder and design-visionary at The Atom Brick sought to create a product line that preserves the stories of our planet for future generations to enjoy with nine distinctive categories relevant to the stories that can be told using interconnecting plastic bricks. As the atom is known as the building blocks of life, Tucker created a smaller brick, called The Atom Brick meant to be the building block of design. Breaking the stigma that bricks are just meant to be used for toys, as an architect and designer Tucker felt a great connection to recreate Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings with The Atom Bricks since there was so many different styles, subjects, and landmarks that are ahead of their time.
The Atom Brick is 3/4 the size of a “standard” building brick allowing for more details to be represented in models while still allowing for ease of handling for builders. Authorized by STEM.ORG, these kits were designed for those ages 14+, (however, my twins have been having a blast with it) and are just the size needed to balance dimension, design, and detail making this building experience unique and educational.
Check out the building kits here.
The Atom Brick
The Atom Brick was founded by Adam Reed Tucker to inspired today’s builders to create the world around them using smaller, interconnecting bricks. Tucker, educated in the core disciplines of Architecture, Engineering, and Art took this education and combined it with his passion for the ‘philosophy of design theory’ creating a line of educational souvenirs which tell the story of planet Earth.
The Atom Brick Company was founded on the simple idea of taking the world around us and categorizing it into nine categories relevant to the stories that can be told using interconnecting plastic bricks. Where you are looking to recreate a favorite destination or something entirely of your own, The Atom Brick Company seeks to bring your favorite subjects to life and unlock your inner creativity. For more info visit https://theatombrick.com/collections/architecture.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation & Licensing Program
In his over 70 year career, Frank Lloyd Wright created a modern American architecture that advances the way we build and live around the world. More than a designer of buildings, Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect of innovative design ideas, his creations made our lives better. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation was created by Wright in 1940 continue his legacy. With the mission to preserve the Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, the Foundation inspires society through an understanding and experience of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas, architecture, and design. Through preservation, The Foundation is also dedicated to promoting new innovations and inspiring innovations in addition to using the principles of organic architecture to create dynamic STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) educational programming. For more information visit https://franklloydwright.org/.
Launched by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1955, four years prior to his death, Wright’s licensing program creates products to embody the vision of America’s greatest architect. Frank Lloyd Wright products represent refined style, through the expression of the integral relationships between the natural and the man-made, and between material and design. Whether a reproduction of his original work, or new works that are derived from Wright’s timeless ideas, designs, and architecture, all products licensed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation further the Foundation’s mission to make his work accessible to the public. For more information about the Licensing program visit https://franklloydwright.org/licensing/.