11/24/11

Fallingwater

    
Iconic view of the home and falls

My studio class recently took a trip to see Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Fallingwater stands as one of Wright's greatest masterpieces both for its dynamism and for its integration with the striking natural surroundings. Wright's passion for Japanese architecture was strongly reflected in the design of Fallingwater, particularly in the importance of connecting exterior and interior spaces and the strong emphasis placed on harmony between man and nature. Located in southwest Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands the home is surrounded by a beautiful landscape. This organically designed private residence was intended to be a nature retreat for its owners. The house is well known for its connection to the site; it is built on top of an active waterfall which flows beneath the house.  Despite it being built over 75 years ago, the home has the capability of housing a modern family.  

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