Blade Runner 2049 And Wright 1924
As an hommage to 150 anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright birth we shall visit his Ennis House, not so much known as his other built masterpieces like the The Guggenheim, The Fallingwater, the The Marin County Civic Center.
Since 1982, when Sir Ridley Scott shoot some of the scenes for the Blade Runner movie in this house, it become a cult for the film fanatics. Wright’s concept where Maya’s culture meets contemporary living serves as a scenography for the space where the past meets the future.
The Ennis house consists of two buildings, separated by a courtyard that overlooks the Los Angeles in the year 1924 (when built) and 2019 (in the future).
As Wright was obsessed with media promotion, specially radio, he would adore the idea that his architecture became a futuristic home in motion pictures.
If we can imagine the dialogue between Roy Batty and Frank Lloyd Wright, then the replicant Batty would say “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.” while Wright answering: “The future of architecture is the future of human race. Two in one. If humanity has a future, it is architecture.”