Honeycomb House (1936), Stanford, California

Honeycomb House, drawing

Copyright © 1998 The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ.

Honeycomb HouseThe plan of the Paul R. Hanna Residence is a variation of the L-shaped Usonian plan and is based on a hexagonal grid system which results in more flexible interior space than a system based on the square or rectangle.

The hexagons upon which the system is based prompted the name “Honeycomb House”. The house is not a hexagon, but has a free-flowing plan that curves around the hillside it rests upon. Walls are set at 120-degree angles which are much more open than the 90-degree angles found in typical residential structures.
Honeycomb House, planThe non-masonry walls of the house could be easily assembled or disassembled, allowing for flexible alteration of interior space.
The Hanna Residence is located in Stanford CA and is maintained by Stanford University.


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