"Japanese architecture is often called lightweight architecture, but this is a mistake. Japanese architecture vibrates. It vibrates between existence and expression." — Kengo Kuma; from "Stone Reflections" ("The Modern Japanese Garden," Michiko Rico)
Wright’s designs were driven by the desire to nurture the lives of their occupants. He referred to his architecture as ‘organic’ – in complete harmony with itself and its surroundings, as if it had developed as naturally as a tree. His later work is formally modernist, but hints at his beginnings in the late 19th century as a disciple of Louis Sullivan (‘form follows function’).