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A writer for the New York Times called the student-designed and built structures at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture perhaps "the hippest dormitory in the world." The "shelters," as they are called, dot the natural landscape surrounding the campuses, and are offered to students as options for living while attending school.

The structures at Taliesin West can be visited on the student-led Taliesin West Desert Shelter Tour, Saturdays at 1:30 between mid-November and mid-April and by appointment at info@taliesin.edu.

 

Hook Shelter, designed by Luis Salazar, 2003

Photo copyright 2007 Victor Sidy

 

Glass House, Designed by Alan Olin 1979, with improvements by Tom Payton, 1995, and Jaqueline Norman, 1998.

Photo copyright 2008 Aris Georges

 

Hanging Shelter, Designed by Fatma Elmalimpinar and Fabian Mantel, 2001

Photo copyright the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

 

Leaf Cube Shelter, Taliesin Wisconsin Campus, Designed by Christian Butler and Michael Des Barres, 2008

Photo copyright 2009 Aris Georges

 

Desert Perch Shelter, Designed by Victor Sidy, 1999

Photo copyright 1999 Marc Boisclair

 

Desert Perch Shelter, Designed by Victor Sidy, 1999

Photo copyright 1999 Victor Sidy