Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Swimming pools, fireworks, Dragon drones and more in our look around the web

1. University of Tokyo’s Dragon Drone Transforms While Midair Calling the University of Tokyo’s new drone the Dragon doesn’t just reference its form, the name is also an acronym short for “Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with the Ability of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transformatiON.” Composed of several small drones, powered by a pair of ducted fans that can thrust in almost any direction, the high-flyer can autonomously …

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House for Sale

If you have a spare $23 million, you might be interested in purchasing Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Ennis House, located in Los Feliz, LA. The temple-like creation, built in 1924, heavily features Wright’s textile block design—some 27,000 of them. Featuring Mayan-style patterns and motifs, the blocks interlock and continue throughout the home, both inside and outside. The striking 5,500-square-foot house recently underwent a $17 million …

Little-Known Frank Lloyd Wright Home For Sale

For $1.2 million, anyone with the resources can snag the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 1,300-square-foot Whiteford-Haddock House. In Michigan (not far from Ann Arbor), the structure features many of the famed architect’s signatures including his sharp angles, sweeping rooms and familiar, comfortable materials. The design dates back to 1939 but it was modified time and time again, ultimately built in 1979. And remarkably, until now, little …