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Influential American architect John Lautner combined progressive engineering with humane design, he realized over 200 projects during his career, the most stunning ones from1939 to 1992. Nearly all of Lautner's buildings are in
His distinctive use of the principles of organic architecture was influenced by his studies under Frank Lloyd Wright. Lautner's approach to architecture embodied many of Wright's philosophies and preoccupations, above all, the notion of a building as a total concept. Like Wright, his work also shows an obsession with essential geometric forms as well as the concern of integrating the house into its location and creating an organic flow between indoor and outdoor spaces. Many of Lautner's houses were placed in elevated locations or difficult sites, such as hillsides or seashores.