Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna House in Stanford, California (1936), was built for educators who taught and practiced John Dewey's notions of activity and science. The Hannas' belief in these educational principles, guiding family interaction and evolution, influenced Wright's adoption and association of the hexagonal module with his notion of "reflex," the influence of form on human behavior. Moreover, the sociological ramifications of the hexagonal geometry seem to have derived from discussions and debates on education with the Hannas. In any event, beginning with the Hanna House, Wright explicitly characterized his domestic architecture as reflecting sociological patterns.
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