Constructed between 1905 and 1908, Unity Temple was Wright's first building to use only one material for the entire structure, reinforced concrete. It was also one of the few public buildings that would be built in the Prairie Style.
In Unity Temple – as in many of his designs - Wright attempted to blur the line between nature and building, and more broadly, between the inside and the outside world. The monotone exterior, with its flat roof and overhanging eaves, is meant to blend in to its surroundings.
The model's meticulous details accurately convey the temple's compact but imposing volumes, from the flat roof and overhanging eaves that cloister the building to the extensive skylights that flood its interior with gentle light. Like the actual building, our model's structure is made from a single material, American Cherry. The kit's precise adherence to the architect's design ensures your completed model is as stunningly beautiful and iconic as the original.
The Unity Temple kit comes with clear, easy to follow instructions and is the ideal gift for any fan of art, architecture, or Chicago's history.
Each kit comes complete with all required parts and clear, easy to follow instructions. Completed Dimensions: 10"L x 6"W x 2.5"H. Assembly time is approximately 7 hours. Ages 15 and up.
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