In order to better understand the concept of sustainable design in its broadest sense, i.e. not only referring to an object but also to an environment or a building, let us look back at the visionary andpioneering thinking of one of the most influential figures in the history of world architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright .
We do so by reflecting on one of his famous phrases, which reread today appears more than contemporary:
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never let you down’.
Rereading Organic Architecture, a volume written over eighty years ago, we discover that Frank Lloyd Wright’s design concept was not limited to an obvious aesthetic quest but went further, seeking harmony between man and nature and building a new balance between the existing natural environment and man’s construction: a single integrated ecosystem.