Some wonderful postcard-worthy photos! That perfect lawn does seem out of place in such desert areas though. I like the concrete architecture that blends in with the starkness of the surrounding areas.
That last looks very FLW, but it isn't one I've visited. As a kid I had a friend who lived in a FLW house, so I've actually spent a fair amount of time in one. I've still got an Arcosanti bell on the crabapple in the front yard I bought ages ago when my mother and I visited that very cool place.
Bixaorellana: The bottom 5 photos are from the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix. It is a long, convoluted story, but apparently Frank Lloyd Wright initially started designing the hotel. As was his way, he got into a fight with the ownership and they booted him. A former student of Wright's, Albert McArthur stepped in and completed the work and is the architect of record. It is pretty well agreed that this is still Wright's design. More photos of this below:
Fumobici - after that initial visit to Arcosanti (and Cosanti, in PHX) I learned you could stay there. To those that do not not know about Paolo Soleri, he was a visionary architect who created Arcosanti as an example of Arcology, a way of living lightly on the earth and using few resources. He started in Scottsdale and opened Cosanti and began making his beautiful sand cast bells. They funded the construction of Arcosanti, out in the desert of Arizona, north of Phoenix. You can go stay in a few guest rooms they rent (caution- they are not air-conditioned and I went in August -yikes it was hot). It is still thriving community of likeminded people and young architects learning about how to design for a fragile world. Here are some more photos.
Well, I lied. I *have* been to the Biltmore in Phoenix. I spent hours there admiring the building in fact, but it was back in the nineties and if you can remember the nineties you weren't really there. They had a restaurant there called the Orangerie back then -- I even had dinner there once.