Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Precedent Analysis Project-Part 1:Fallingwater-Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright's: Fallingwater

Fallingwater is a remarkable landmark in rural Pennsylvania. Frank Lloyd Wright is the actual architect, that used optical illusions to make this house stand out from other residential architecture. It was built in 1935, during the turning of the 20th century. It is not far from Pittsburgh, only about a half hour away. I am enthralled in the fact that the house is above a waterfall. It looks as if it is going to slide off the cliff. However,  in all actuality it is very stabilized. Frank uses a modern style throughout the entire design and layout of the house. I also enjoy the cantilevered floors. The materials that he used throughout the house, stone anchored to the bedrock, concrete reinforced terraces. He does a great job of integrating natural elements within the actual house. Frank Lloyed Wright devised an interesting house, that allowed people to view architecture in a new light. 

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