The Robie House is designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and is located at 5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, on the campus of the University of Chicago.
"The Robie House contributed to a new conception of facade....Gradually the interlocking masses of the prairie house grew more complex until the facade in the conventional sense disappears. What takes its place is something more dynamic, an interwoven image, a crossing of trajectories made by balconies and roofs that appear to have hurtled past each other on a near collision course.
Getting into the Robie House is not easy matter, since the doors are located in out of the way places. The garage wing and the children's playlot in front of it were originally protected by a high brick wall. Wright first designed a sliding wooden grille for the driveway entrance, but later substituted a pair of swinging iron gates, forged in the same pattern as the leaded windows. There were three entrances to the house from the driveway area. One led into the children's playroom on the ground floor, and another to the laundry and furnace room on the same level. a modern storm door and windowed panel installed at the edge of the building now conceal the fact that one used to walk deep in under the shelter of the house before encountering the doors."
Connors, J. (1984). The Robie House of Frank Lloyd Wright. Chicago: The University of Chicago.