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  Museum Quality Fallingwater Limited Edition Model - Frank Lloyd Wright design by White White
“Fallingwater was one of those works by Frank Lloyd Wright that transformed the world’s opinion of his art.
Fallingwater Model Details: When Architectural Models set out to build an example of a quality model we researched museums and as many locations as possible.
Many have stated that Fallingwater is probably the most recognizable residential building in the world.
www.architectural-models.com /galfallwat.html   (645 words)

 Welcome to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
For Fallingwater, designed in 1935 for the Edgar J. Kaufmann family of Pittsburgh, Wright responded to the family's love for a waterfall on Bear Run, a rushing mountain stream.
Fallingwater is the only great Wright house open to the public with its setting, original furnishings, and art work intact.
RSA eventually concluded that the problems found at Fallingwater stem not from oversights in basic geometry or flaws inherent to the structural concept, but were instead mistakes in the design and detailing of the reinforcement.
www.paconserve.org /fw-building.asp   (6522 words)

  Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
Fallingwater, one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most widely acclaimed works, was designed in 1936 for the family of Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar J. Kaufmann.
Fallingwater was the weekend home of the Kaufmann family from 1937 until 1963, when the house, its contents, and grounds were presented to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy by Edgar Kaufmann, jr.
Fallingwater is Wright's greatest essay in horizontal space; it is his most powerful piece of structural drama; it is his most sublime integration of man and nature."
www.fay-west.com /fayette/fallingwater   (421 words)

 Fallingwater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fallingwater is now a museum, open to the public.
Fallingwater was the family's weekend home from 1937 to 1963.
Fallingwater (The Kaufmann House) is now a museum.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fallingwater   (903 words)

 Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright
Fallingwater was voted the best American building of the last 125 years by the American Institute of Architects, and is visited by more than 75,000 people each year.
The story of Fallingwater (as told exhaustively by the tour guides) is a story of the strong wills of both architect and client, whose obvious respect for each other is matched only by each man's expectation of getting his own way.
Fallingwater is open to the public and well managed by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Trust, to whom Edgar Kaufmann, Jr donated the estate.
www.galinsky.com /buildings/fallingwater/index.htm   (815 words)

 Fallingwater (Click photos to open in larger size) Photo Gallery by Beth Conant at pbase.com
Fallingwater: This shot and the previous one are of an exit from the main house to the walkway to the guest quarters.
Fallingwater: The sound of the falls is a constant, soothing presence throughout the house.
Fallingwater's structural repair was completed in 2002, and the shoring beneath the house that you see in these photos was removed late that year.
www.pbase.com /cokids/fallingwater   (861 words)

 Fallingwater Museum, Mill Run, Pennsylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fallingwater, one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most widely acclaimed works, was designed for the family of Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar J. Kaufmann.
Fallingwater is open for 45-minute guided tours from April 1 through November every day, except Monday, from 10am to 4pm.
Picnicking and pets are not permitted on the grounds, but picnic facilities are available at roadside stops near Fallingwater, at Bear Run Nature Reserve, and at Ohiopyle State Park, three miles south of the house on PA Route 381.
www.inusa.com /tour/pa/laurel/fallingw.htm   (928 words)

 Additional photos of Fallingwater project | February 2003 | Professional Roofing Magazine
To prevent Fallingwater from sagging farther, three of four 36- by 20-inch (914- by 508-mm) concrete beams were strengthened with a post-tensioning system.
Fallingwater, which mimics the area's rock ledges' natural patterns, is designed as a series of cantilevers, or supporting shelves.
Fallingwater flows with Wright's concept of organic architecture, the harmonious union of art with nature.
www.professionalroofing.net /web_ex.aspx?ID=6   (121 words)

 A Country House: Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fallingwater has provided enjoyment to many people over the years; as a stimulating weekend retreat for the Kaufmann family and their friends, as a source of pride to the architect and his associates, and now--cared for by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy--as an exceptional experience for visitors from near and far....
Fallingwater opened a new chapter in American architecture, and is perhaps rightly considered Wright's greatest work, for he was first and foremost an architect of houses.
In its careful yet startling integration of stone walls anchored to the bedrock and modern reinforced concrete terraces hovering in space, Connors states that Fallingwater may be understood as 'one of the great critiques of the modern movement in architecture, and simultaneously one of its masterpieces'.
www.wam.umd.edu /~stwright/FLWr/fallingwater.html   (1192 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright - Fallingwater
On the third level immediately above, terraces open from sleeping quarters, emphasizing the horizontal nature of the structural forms.
Wright himself described Fallingwater as "a great blessing --one of the great blessings to be experienced here on earth."
Fallingwater is constructed on three levels primarily of reinforced concrete, native sandstone and glass.
www.delmars.com /wright/flw8-8.htm   (185 words)

 Fallingwater Tour - Organic house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright - Photos at casas.com - architecture
Fallingwater is his masterpiece, "the most famous residence ever build" ; tne AIA (American Institute of arhitects) refers to Fallingwater as "the best all-time work ofAmerican architecture".
Fallingwater is a synthesis of "organic architecture"; it integrates man with nature, as Wright taught to his students at his Taliesen Studio.
Fallingwater was constructed of sandstone quarried on the property and was built by local craftsmen.
www.casas.com /architect/franklloydwright/fallingwater0.htm   (249 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright - Pennsylvania, Featuring Fallingwater (All-Wright Site Building Guide)
This listing of links to Pennsylvania-related Frank Lloyd Wright web sites is dominated by Fallingwater (the Edgar Kaufmann house) located in the southwest part of the state.
Fallingwater : A Frank Lloyd Wright Country House - Edgar, Jr.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater sketched by Frederick Clifford Gibson.
www.geocities.com /SoHo/1469/flw_pa.html   (937 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright -- Fallingwater, page 1
Residence, better known as "Fallingwater," was built in 1936 over a waterfall on Bear Run near Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania.
Considered by some to be the most famous non-royal private home in the history of the world, Fallingwater is one of the seventeen buildings designated by the American Institute of Architects to be retained as an example of Wright's architectural contribution to American culture.
I think nothing yet ever equaled the coordination, sympathetic expression of the great principle of repose where forest and stream and rock and all the elements of structure are combined so quietly that really you listen not to any noise whatsoever athough the music of the stream is there.
www.delmars.com /flwtrip/fw1.htm   (322 words)

 ADSW: Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob
Fallingwater is recognized as one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most acclaimed works and a supreme example of his concept of organic architecture, which promotes harmony between man and nature through design so well integrated with its site that buildings, furnishings, and surroundings become part of a uni- fied, interrelated composition.
The Kaufmann family used Fallingwater in all seasons as a weekend or vacation home until the 1950’s, when their son inherited it.
Fallingwater is the only Wright house open to the public with its setting, original furnishings, and artwork intact.
www.adsw.org /event/2005/Pre-ICADS/Fallingwater.html   (481 words)

 Welcome to Fallingwater
Fallingwater) began his Millennium Hike at the Mexican border.
After 700 miles, Brandon (formerly known as Lucky 13, but now known as Drip) joined Ron for the summer months, and together they hiked 1500 miles.
We each assumed a new personna in the form of a trail name, and as Fallingwater, Red Rainbow and Lucky 13, we embarked on a section-hike of over 700 miles of the trail.
www.fallingwater.com   (395 words)

Crossing this pathway at right angles is a grand sweep of hospitality that begins in the shadowed, sunken entryway, extends through the expanse of living room, and goes beyond south balcony into a widening forest vista down the glen - to the accompaniment of the falls.
It is worthwhile, now, to examine Wright's earliest surviving sketch for Fallingwater, a rough draft in colored pencils, which shows the floor plans of each level in different colorings, drawn one over the other.
Fallingwater thus reveals the astonishing vitality of Wright's architecture, which he endows with riches like those of polyphonic music, stirring responces instinctual as well as rational and esthetic.
www.ds.arch.tue.nl /education/students/MultiMedia/FallingWater/images.htm   (1079 words)

 Fall In PA :: Fallingwater
Fallingwater, renowned house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936, is a National Historic Landmark.
This stunning symbol of living in harmony with nature is a world-class museum, housing exclusive custom-designed furnishings and a substantial collection of international artwork.
Fallingwater is located near the villages of Mill Run and Ohiopyle.
www.fallinpa.com /fallinpa/destinationTours.jsp?section=fallingwater   (106 words)

 A Visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fallingwater's most famous elevation is still shrouded in plastic to protect the repairs of the sagging cantilevers.
Fallingwater, the weekend retreat that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for Edgar Kaufmann, perches on the edge of Bear Run, a mountain stream 72 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.
Despite the fact that the builders of Fallingwater put in twice as much reinforcing steel as Wright had specified, the cantilevered terraces all sagged, one more than 6 in., and threatened to collapse entirely.
www.taunton.com /finehomebuilding/pages/h00098.asp   (406 words)

 MoMA.org | The Collection | Frank Lloyd Wright. Fallingwater, Edgar J. Kaufmann House, Mill Run, Pennsylvania. 1934-37
From the moment Fallingwater was built, critics recognized this private retreat for Edgar J. Kaufmann, a Pittsburgh department store magnate, as a masterpiece of modern architecture.
Fallingwater embodies Wright's deeply held values about the underlying unity of humans and nature, which is reflected in his selection of building materials.
As a great work of art, Fallingwater transcends its function as a house to meet a client's needs and symbolizes an American democratic ideal: to be able to live a free life in nature.
www.moma.org /collection/browse_results.php?object_id=980   (557 words)

 Structural Group strengthens Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
In October 2001, VSL was retained by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to perform the restoration of both the master bedroom and living room cantilevered terraces of Frank Lloyd Wright's historic Fallingwater.
Designed in 1935 and completed in 1939, Fallingwater is recognized as one of the most unique houses ever built in America.
Because of the pristine nature of Fallingwater's setting, restoration and repair activities were conducted with care to minimize the environmental impact on the stream, the falls and the landscape.
www.spsrepair.com /Fallingwater/index.html   (382 words)

 Fallingwater in Pittsburgh, PA - AOL City Guide
Since it was completed in 1939, Fallingwater has become rural Pennsylvania's icon of creative living, a great concrete structure built like a pile of Jenga blocks, spilling crystal spring water from its walls into the cliffs and stream below.
Fallingwater is an easy drive from Pittsburgh, and guided tours, lasting only an hour, are informative and panoramic, guiding you through nearly every room in the house.
For a heftier sum, true architecture fans can spend two hours and are invited to take their own photographs (children younger than 9 are not permitted on the extended tour).
cityguide.aol.com /pittsburgh/entertainment/fallingwater/v-107723009   (394 words)

 Fallingwater January 2003
I've photographed Fallingwater during every season, but I've never been able to spend time there with snow on the ground.
The whole side of the hill behind Fallingwater is full of natural springs.
Thanks to global warming, this is the first year in the last 9 that the falls have been this frozen.
www.peterbeers.net /interests/flw_rt/Pennsylvania/Falling_Water/winter_2003/fallingwater_january_2003.htm   (705 words)

It was noteworthy that Wright, instead of building the house under the falls, put it on top of the falls allowing it to blend in to the environment.
I think nothing yet ever equaled the coordination, sympathetic expression of the great principle of repose where forest and stream and rock and all the elements of structure are combined so quietly that really you listen not to any noise whatsoever although the music of the stream is there.
Wright earlier stated that "the only photograph that can be made of architecture is three-dimensional." The first commercially available stereoscopic photographs of Wright's work, "Fallingwater: Wright and the 3rd Dimension" captures the emotional experience of space, light and materials that characterizes what may be the most extraordinary house of the 20th century.
www.berezin.com /3d/fallingwater.htm   (483 words)

 Fallingwater | Abbeville Press
Fallingwater is the most famous modern house in America.
This charming and provocative book is the work of the man best qualified to undertake it, who was both apprentice to Wright and son of the man who commissioned the house.
Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., closely followed the planning and construction of Fallingwater, and lived in the house on weekends and vacations for twenty-seven years-until, following the deaths of his parents, he gave the house in 1963 to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to hold for public enjoyment and appreciation.
www.abbeville.com /products/Product0896596621.htm   (529 words)

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