In 1937, Frank Lloyd Wright purchased 160 acres of what would later expand to over 600 acres, at the foot of the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale, Arizona. Here he, along with his family and fellows of his school established their winter retreat over the course of 22 years. They named it Taliesin West, distinguishing it from his residence in Wisconsin, known simply as Taliesin.
“Taliesin” is Welsh for “shining brow” and the Taliesin West The Atom Brick set showcases the dynamic angles of the roof lines and floor plans of the campus. Builders gain an understanding of the land and structures that compromise the home and school in Scottsdale.