In the 70’s I studied with Paolo Soleri at Arcosanti. He studied under Frank Lloyd Wright, so I had to visit the beautiful site of Falling Waters, it surely lived up to this quote by Wright:
“Study nature, love nature,
stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
Here’s a link to an excellent site on Frank Lloyd Wright called Artsy.net. Artsy is a online resource for art collecting and education.
Location Mill Run, PA, USA
Client The Kaufmann Family, Pittsburg, PA
Architects Frank Lloyd Wright Incorporated, New York
Building 1936 – 1939
General Contractor: staff engineers: Mendel Glickman and William Wesley Peters
Fallingwater or Kaufmann Residence is a house designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The home was built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains.
Hailed by Time shortly after its completion as Wright’s “most beautiful job”, it is listed among Smithsonian‘s Life List of 28 places “to visit before you die.” It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. In 1991, members of the American Institute of Architects named the house the “best all-time work of American architecture” and in 2007, it was ranked twenty-ninth on the list of America’s Favorite Architecture according to the AIA.
Photography by Louis Dallara